From May 30 – June 3, 2018, you can soak up literary readings and printmaking workshops at the 7th annual Dawson Daily News Print & Publishing Festival. Between events, there’s time to find a geocached poem, join an open mic at The Westminster, or assist the world’s first dog team-powered printing press as six sled dogs help make large-scale prints.
The Festival brings local and visiting presenters to the Dawson Daily News, KIAC, the Yukon School of Visual Arts, and the newly-renovated Palace Grand.
The writers’ lineup includes Carleigh Baker, Ivan Coyote, Christine Fellows, Christopher Healey, Laurel Parry, Berton House Writer-in-Residence Sandy Pool, David A. Robertson, and John K. Samson. Some of those names overlap with music: Coyote, Fellows and Samson often weave their words into song. In the visual arts stream, you can work with and hear artist talks from printmakers Ken Anderson, Peter Braune, Joyce Majiski, Cassie Normandy O’Malley, Ryan O’Malley, and John Steins.
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.