The Dawson Daily News Print & Publishing Festival strives to bring an inclusive, innovative, and community-minded focus to a multi-day celebration of visual printmaking, literature, publishing, and heritage, including the creation of contemporary works through historical processes. Featured guests range from emerging to established printmakers, publishers and writers, all embracing a spirit of independent creativity while remaining open to collaborative processes.
The 7th edition takes place in Dawson City on May 30 – June 3, 2018 – The line up will be announced soon!
Workshops and daytime Festival events take place in the rarely-accessed home of the Dawson Daily News, one of Dawson City’s early newspapers (printed from 1899 to 1954). Since the first year of this project, an 1890s Chandler & Price letterpress, formerly used at the Whitehorse Star, has been completely restored for use. Other original artifacts are on display thanks to Parks Canada.
Evening Festival events are in the historic ballroom at the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture (KIAC).
Past projects and events have included exhibitions,readings, printmaking and creative writing workshops, seminars and discussions on writing and publishing, ongoing artist projects, a collaborative publication production with writers and printmakers, hands-on artist demonstrations, performances, live radio broadcasts, writing competitions, collaborative comic-making, artist talks, lectures, and more.
The Dawson City Print & Publishing Festival is Presented in partnership by the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture, Dawson City Community Library, Writers’ Trust of Canada, and Parks Canada Klondike National Historic Sites with generous support from the Yukon Tourism & Culture Arts Fund and the Canada Council for the Arts