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Yukon writers are pairing up to give a series of weekly readings at the Whitehorse Public Library starting Feb. 5. The readings begin with Al Pope and Miche Genest, on Feb. 5, followed by Patti Flather and Clea Roberts on Feb. 12. Read more

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Yukon writers are pairing up to give a series of weekly readings at the Whitehorse Public Library starting Feb. 5. The readings begin with Al Pope and Miche Genest, on Feb. 5, followed by Patti Flather and Clea Roberts on Feb. 12. Read more

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Award-winning journalist, Carol Morin, wants to hear from Northern women. "What's really important to me is, as women, we all encounter the same struggles," said Morin, who is to receive a National Aboriginal Achievement Award for Media and Read more

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Inspiration comes to novelists in many ways, but not usually on four feet and with a pedigree. Even so, it was an Alaskan malamute who inspired Ontario author Dorris Heffron to write her fifth novel, City Wolves, published in October. Read more

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The writers are all taking part in National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo as it is known; 22 of them are students in two of Jerome Stueart's creative writing classes and Stueart, himself, will be joining them for the challenge. Read more

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Nadine McInnis was so taken by photographs of Surrey County Lunatic Asylum inmates that she reconstructed the subjects' otherwise unknown stories in her poems and found herself exploring her own experience of clinical depression in the process. Read more

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Budding writers are often advised to put their writing away in a drawer and leave it there for anything between three days and three years before looking at it again with a fresh eye. Read more

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If you asked your spouse if you could take five years off work in order to devote your time to writing, what would they say? Jessica Simon's husband not only said yes, he threw in another two years and gave her seven. Read more

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Giller Prize winner Elizabeth Hay is among five authors taking part in this year's Yukon Writers' Festival which starts April 30. The five writers will be reading their work at public events in Whitehorse and Haines Junction.... Read more

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At the age of 30, Jerome Stueart met his mother for the first time. It's an unusual story, but not unique. So here's the twist: Stueart knew he was adopted but hadn't even been looking for his mother; she tracked him down. Read more

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Issue: 2019-05-15, PHOTO: Glenn Rudman

Joanna Lilley has always loved reading. She's one of those people that you’ll find in the theatre reading a book before the movie begins. It fits that she would also enjoy writing... Read more

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Issue: 2019-04-17, Photo: Dan Davidson

In 1990, a number of organizations joined together to merge the Young Authors’ Conference (YAC) and the National Book Festival into the more far-reaching Yukon Writers’ Festival. The goal was to highlight Canadian literary arts in the Yukon... 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

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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

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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

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Issue: 2015-07-02 PHOTO: Marten Berkman

Joanna Lilley’s craft extends beyond poetry. With the publication of her new book, The Birthday Books (Hagios Press), the author shows she can write prose too. Lilley’s short story collection is a book like no other. Read more

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August 7, 2014 Issue

It was a rainy and windy afternoon in LePage Park on Friday, July 11, when author Jessica Simon started reading her poem, “A Spot to Watch the Fireworks”. Read more

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Clea Roberts' first collection of poetry, Here Is Where We Disembark,features every Yukoner she's ever met. Roberts, a nature poet, shows us the nature of ourselves. Read more

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It's a technical wonder that wasn't even guessed at, back when Captain Kirk walked through sliding doors and talked on his "cell phone", yet it has allowed the very organic expression of ideas that has found a home in her Arctica Magazine at www.arct Read more

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