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Elke Reinauer

Elke Reinauer

Elke Reinauer is a writer based in Germany with strong ties to the Yukon. Please email comments about her articles to editor@whatsupyukon.com.


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Issue: 2017-03-22, PHOTO: by Benjamin Lauterbach courtesy of the Frankfurt Book Fair

Each October, the city of Frankfurt in Germany plays host to the second largest literary trade fair in the world, with 7,153 exhibitors representing 106 countries present in 2016. The Frankfurt Book Fair (known as the Frankfurter Buchmesse (FBM)... Read more

Literature

Practically unheard of - the top 10 books reviewed last year were evenly split between male and female authors. And never before: the number of men and women reviewing books in Canada is nearly equal. That’s what the Canadian Women in the Literary... Read more

Literature

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Issue: 2015-12-03 PHOTO: Christian Kuntz

Poetry, spoken word performances, plays and short stories; all these literary exploits and more can be heard at Brave New Words, a showcase of local literary talent. Lit-lovers can enjoy an evening of music poetry and cocktails at the event, which... Read more

Literature

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Issue: 2015-09-24 PHOTO: courtesy Elke Reinauer

Living far away from your family means that sometimes your strength and persistence will be tested. It's Christmas 2014 and I am in Montreal. A cold wind is blowing, the sky is grey and it's raining. Read more

Yukon People

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Issue: 2015-03-05 PHOTO: courtesy of Blind Date

Having a blind date can be very stressful — from thinking about what to wear and say, to awkward silences and thoughts of escape. Now imagine having a blind date every night. Read more

Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2015-02-26 PHOTO: Elke Reinauer

I am not a homesick person, but I can hear the Black Forest calling me home during Fastnacht, which means carnival. For many people in southern Germany, Fastnacht is a far more important holiday then Christmas. Read more

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Issue: 2015-02-19 PHOTO: courtesy of HarperCollins

Living in the suburbs, having children and a husband, driving a minivan: for some this may sound boring, but it is Cea Sunrise Person’s dream come true. Person’s memoir, North of Normal (published at HarperCollins) describes her childhood 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

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Issue: 2018-11-21, PHOTO: courtesy of Joanna Lilley

Yukon-based writer Joanna Lilley has published her first novel, Worry Stones, after 17 years of working on it. “I wasn´t working on it every day, during that time. There were periods when I put it aside.” Read more

Literature

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Issue: 2018-08-01, PHOTO: Darlene Sillery

Haines Junction is gearing up for the second-annual Augusto Children`s Festival. With 28 workshops for kids aged five to 12, on puppet-making, magic, Southern Tutchone dance, circus skills, ukulele playing … and many more. It’s the Yukon’s only... Read more

Yukon Families

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Issue: 2018-07-18, PHOTO: Da Ping Luo

Hilary Lorenz is an artist living in Brooklyn, New York. Like a lot of artists she has many projects going on. One of them is the Moth Migration Project, which is an ongoing international project where people worldwide created moths out of paper... Read more

Literature

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Issue: 2018-07-04, PHOTO: Lily Gontard

The Atlin writers’ festival not only offers music but also offers literature, readings and workshops. Yukon author Lily Gontard organizes the festival in cooperation with Yukon Writers` Collective Ink. They receive funding and sponsoring from... Read more

Literature

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Issue: 2018-07-04, PHOTO: Greg Runyan

Kristin Link is a visual artist based in McCarthy, Alaska, who works in natural history and science art. She creates interpretive signs and educational material about nature. She has a background in Environmental Studies and graduated from... Read more

Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2018-06-27, PHOTO: Don Hutton

The Mayo Arts Festival and Canada Day celebrations are highlights during the summer. Everybody is looking forward to the celebrations, and preparations have already started, said festival coordinator, Esther Winter. Since 2007, Esther Winter has... Read more

Mayo

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Issue: 2018-06-20, PHOTO: courtesy of Josh Winkler

Josh Winkler´s work is no stranger to the Yukon. In 2016 his work was exhibited with two other artists at the Yukon Arts Centre; Cut Climb Conquer was the title of his exhibition. He used watercolour and printmaking to show the history of American... Read more

Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2018-05-23, PHOTO: courtesy of Marcelle Dubé

Marcelle Dubé has written the fifth novel of her Mendenhall Mystery Series titled The Forsaken Men. It´s published by the author under her own imprint Falcon Ridge Publishing. Her Mendenhall isn’t a subdivision of Whitehorse, but rather a fictive... Read more

Literature

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Issue: 2018-04-04, PHOTO: Elke Reinauer

A group of bare-breasted native Himba women is disembarking a taxi to sell crafts at the park beneath the red and white lighthouse. While the owner of the nearby café starts chatting in German with a patron, a Herero woman in a colorful dress... Read more

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Issue: 2017-11-29, PHOTO: Elke Reinauer

With over 280,000 visitors and 1,000 authors, the Frankfurt Book Fair is the largest book fair in the world and an important event for international trade deals, with over 7 000 exhibitors from 100 nations, according to the fair website. It is... Read more

Literature

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Issue: 2017-09-27, PHOTO: Heidi Hehn

Just like poetry inspires music, it also can inspire visual art. That is what artist Heidi Hehn says about the Circumpolar Duet project, which is a collaboration between visual artists and poets that will launch on Sept. 29 as part of the Culture... Read more

Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2017-08-30, PHOTO: courtesy of Kathy Munro

Body of Evidence: A Collection of Killer ’Ku, edited by Kathy Munro and Jessica Simon Haiku is traditionally five-seven-five-syllable poems about nature, love and emotions. Haiku has its origins in Japan and a zen-like, peaceful spirit. Read more

Literature

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Issue: 2017-08-09, PHOTO: Elke Reinauer

Keen on history? The Castle Wartburg in Wittenberg in Eastern Germany offers an opportunity to learn about the 500th Anniversary of Martin Luther’s Reformation. The castle is the place where Luther translated the bible and lived with his family. Read more

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Issue: 2017-07-19, PHOTO: Elke Reinauer

The Germans are known by the nickname “The Krauts,” which comes from sauerkraut, a famous German dish comprised of fermented cabbage. Maybe Germans should be nicknamed “The Sausages” instead, because we have 1,500 kinds of different sausages in... Read more

Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2017-06-07, PHOTO: courtesy of Elke Reinauer

It's 15 minutes before our performance starts and one of my actors has a meltdown. “No, I am not gonna play,” he says avoiding eye contact. Philo is 12 years old and usually confident. I would never have expected that from him. It’s Valentine’s... Read more

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Issue: 2017-05-10, PHOTO: courtesy of Joanna Lilley

Yukon based writer Joanna Lilley has just published her second collection of poetry If there Were Roads by Turnstone Press; she says that there are no roads to the past. “You can never go back.” Inspired by a childhood memory, she wrote “The... Read more

Literature

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Issue: 2017-02-15, PHOTO: Elke Reinauer

I am sitting in the Lemon Tree Restaurant in Windhoek, Namibia, waiting for my fellow writers to show up. It is raining, and everybody is happy about that. Rain is a gift in Namibia; it is such a dry country and it rarely rains... Read more

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Issue: 2016-12-07, PHOTO: courtesy of Jerome Stueart

Former Yukoner Jerome Stueart and Yukon author Marcelle Dubé will read together form their books on Dec. 13 at Baked Cafe. It will be an evening about fantasy novels. Marcelle Dubé is still deciding from which of her many books she will read: ... Read more

Literature

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Issue: 2016-11-16, PHOTO: courtesy of Elke Reinauer

My African friends think that Yukoners are cannibals. When I told them the story about the Sourtoe Cocktail I expected the usual reaction: laughter and amusement. But instead I got wide-open eyes and mouths asking me: “You did this?” they asked me... Read more

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