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Issue: 2019-06-05, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

In the course of his Massey Lecture series in 2013 (published as Blood: The Stuff of Life, from House of Anansi Press), Lawrence Hill used a fair amount of autobiographical information for anecdotal evidence to enliven his research material... Read more

Literature

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Issue: 2019-05-01, Photo: courtesy of Heather O’Neill

Heather O’Neill is pleased to be returning to the Yukon this year for another engagement during the Yukon Writers’ Festival and Young Author’s Conference. She was last here In 2016. “I love the sunlight in the Yukon,” she said. “Everything seems... Read more

Literature

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Issue: 2019-04-24, PHOTO: courtesy of Sigmund Brouwer/Rebecca Wellman

With over 100 titles and four million books in print, Sigmund Brouwer is a bestselling author of books for children, young adults and adults. He will be one of the mentor authors at this year’s Young Authors’ Conference on May 2 and 3, which is... Read more

Literature

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Issue: 2019-04-24, PHOTO: courtesy of David Geary

David Geary is no stranger to the Yukon. He was here to work with Gwaandak Theatre a year ago last February. Now he’s looking forward to seeing what Whitehorse is like when it’s warmer... Read more

Literature

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Issue: 2019-04-10, PHOTO: Cathie Archbould

“What fascinates me about writing haiku is that I have found it to be the perfect vehicle for the kind of art that I want to make,” said Yukon-based poet, Kathy Munro. “I am a poet. I believe that I have something to say and haiku allows me to say... Read more

Literature

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Issue: 2018-08-01, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

“The trap was empty and the snow was bloody, which meant one of three things … One: The animal had gotten itself loose, making a mess in the process. Unlikely. Too much blood. Read more

Literature

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Issue: 2018-05-30, PHOTO: Cathie Archbould

When Beverley Gray started her business, over 20 years ago, it began with filling a need for her own family. She was always looking for quality natural remedies for her two small kids, but found there just weren’t many around. Living in the bush... Read more

Yukon Local Business

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Issue: 2017-05-17, PHOTO: Lisa Sakulensky

Bestselling Canadian author Lawrence Hill pursues a lifelong interest in African diaspora narratives. As a part of the research for a book he’s writing about the contribution of African American soldiers to the construction of the Alaska Highway... Read more

Literature

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Issue: 2017-04-26, PHOTO: courtesy of Shot in the Dark Productions

Whitehorse based writer and filmmaker Kelly Milner grew up in the Yukon. She cut her writing teeth doing feature articles for a local newspaper. “I loved that job and it helped me pursue a degree in journalism where I specialized in documentary... Read more

Literature

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Issue: 2017-04-19, PHOTO: Pixabay

Until a couple of years ago, there was a wonderfully entertaining fantasy writer by the name of Terry Pratchett. Perhaps there still is, somewhere on an alternate plane of reality, since Sir Terry Pratchett succumbed to Alzheimer’s disease in the... Read more

Humour

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Issue: 2017-01-25, PHOTO: Graphicstock

Libraries are the most thrilling silent spaces to walk into; to me, they’re goldmines of intrigue. But when going in blind, the variety and selection can seem a bit overwhelming. With so many titles how do you make sure you’re choosing the right... Read more

Literature

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Issue: 2016-09-29, PHOTO: by David P. Leonard

Ever since she was a little girl, Teva Harrison drew. She studied art after high school. But, as it often goes, “needing to make a living, I digressed.” After the explanation, Harrison laughs. A joyful, full, belly laugh. To make a living, she... Read more

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Issue: 2016-07-21, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

Each year the Klondike Visitors Association works with the Writers’ Trust of Canada, Parks Canada, and the Dawson Community Library to put on the Authors on Eighth Walking Tour during the week before Discovery Days. Read more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2016-04-21, PHOTO: courtesy of Sandy Bonny

Unlike many a published author, Saskatoon writer Sandy Bonny didn’t study to become one. It just happened. “I haven’t got an English degree,” she says, “and didn’t train or apprentice purposefully with literary mentors before my first... Read more

Literature

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Issue: 2016-04-14, Photo: Julia C. Vona

Heather O’Neill grew up loving books and really can’t imagine a life without writing. “I love words. I adore books. When I was little, I slept with them in my bed. All I wanted were books, books, books. I asked for them for my birthday and... Read more

Literature

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Issue: 2016-04-07, PHOTO: Cathie Archbould

For 20 years, Robert (Bob) Hayes was the Yukon’s wolf biologist. During those years, he studied hundreds of radio-collared wolves and conducted several long-term wolf-prey studies. He is considered a world expert on moose and caribou predation by... Read more

Yukon People

The following story was my submission for the 1994 Yukon Young Authors’ Conference. There, I got to work with acclaimed Canadian playwright Guillermo Verdeccia, who first sparked my interest in dramatic writing. Read more

Yukon Outside

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June 19, 2014 Issue

In windy Skagway, the boat people make their way from the cruise ships into town several times a day, clogging the streets and shops. I meet them or walk among them on the seven-minute stroll from my trailer to the Arctic Brotherhood Hall, where I ha Read more

Dawson City

You might know Astrid Zoer from Hendrik's Barber Shop in Whitehorse, or as the psychic medium at Lifepath Readings, but she recently added "author" to her resume. Zoer self-published her first novel in July, The Ladybug Ring. This novel is set in her Read more

Paranormal

The eight-week series is aimed at giving campers in the surrounding big box parking lot a taste of Yukon literature. Michael Gates and I read at the first time slot on July 8. Read more

Literature