John K. Samson, Christine Fellows, Ivan Coyote, Carleigh Baker, and Laurel Parry at the Palace Grand

A presentation of the Dawson Daily News Print & Publishing Festival

Friday, June 1st
Doors at 7:00pm / Show at 7:30pm
$18 / $16 KIAC members in advance
$20 at the door (if available)
On sale at KIAC & Maximilian’s Gold Rush Emporium or to purchase advance tickets please contact KIAC at 867 993 5005 or

Friday night at the Palace Grand Theatre, the first literary event in the much-loved space since renovations began in 2016.

You’ll hear Laurel Parry (Whitehorse) read from new work, digging into the field of memoir. Carleigh Baker (Vancouver), one of CBC’s “writers to watch” in 2017, presents unflinching short fiction shaped from her Métis/Icelandic perspective. Accomplished storyteller Ivan Coyote (Vancouver) is well-known for their firm grip on wit, shaping tales that break open your heart between moments of laughter.

Wrapping the night with tunes, musician-writers John K. Samson & Christine Fellows (Winnipeg) bring overlooked stories into the bright circles of their original works.

For more info on this event and the many workshops, talks, and projects going on between May 30 – June 3, check out

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 Yukon with generous support from the Yukon Tourism & Culture Arts Fund and the Canada Council for the Arts.

The Palace Grand Theatre is part of the Dawson Historical Complex National Historic Site, operated by Parks Canada