Join us May 30 – June 2 in the historic Dawson Daily News building, the KIAC Ballroom, and the Yukon School of Visual Arts for printmaking open studios, artist talks, interactive demonstrations, and a literary arts component with workshops, readings, and performances by Eden Robinson, Trish Salah, Lawrence Hill, and Kaitlin Prest.
The Dawson Daily News Print & Publishing Festival presents an inclusive, innovative, and community-minded festival of visual printmaking, literature, publishing, and heritage.
Featured guests include emerging and established printmakers, publishers, and writers, all embracing a spirit of independent creativity while remaining open to collaborative processes.
Printmaking 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.
Writing master classes and workshops take place at the Yukon School of Visual Arts with readings, talks, and performances each evening at the KIAC Ballroom.
The festival is presented in partnership by the Klondike Institute of Art & Culture, Parks Canada, the Dawson City Community Library, the Writers’ Trust of Canada, and the BC & Yukon Book Prizes with support from the Canada Council for the Arts