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Dawson Daily News Print & Publishing Festival

May 30 @ 7:00 pm - June 2 @ 10:00 pm
Dawson Daily News, KIAC Ballroom, Yukon School of Visual Arts

May 30 – June 2, 2019 The Dawson Daily News Print & Publishing Festival presents an inclusive, innovative, and community-minded festival of visual printmaking, literature, publishing, and heritage, including the creation of contemporary works through historical processes. Featured guests include emerging and established printmakers, publishers and writers, all embracing a spirit of independent creativity while remaining […]

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11:00 am

Trish Salah: Trans and Queer Writers’ Workshop (LGBTTIQ2SNB) Pt. 1

June 1 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
SOVA

Join Trish Salah, the current Berton House Writer-in-Residence, for a Saturday morning exploration into creative writing. This is a free workshop for lesbian, gay, non-binary, bisexual, transsexual, transgender, two spirit, Intersex, queer, and genderqueer writers. The intersections of writing and queer/trans experiences will be discussed. Trish will guide the group through writing exercises and writing […]

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1:30 pm

Lawrence Hill: Writing Masterclass

June 1 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
SOVA

Lawrence Hill will lead a short master class focusing on the use of point of view to enrich fictional narratives. What are some of the most effective ways to exploit the advantages of perspective in fiction, and what pitfalls can be avoided? The class will allow time for questions and answers. Please note- the capacity […]

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2:00 pm

Scrabble Tournament: Charles Atlas Sheppard & Risa Horowitz

June 1 @ 2:00 pm
KIAC Ballroom, Odd Fellows Hall, 902 Second Avenue
Dawson City, Yukon Y0B 1G0 Canada
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$20

Don't miss the showdown of the season, hosted by experienced tournament players Charles Atlas Sheppard and our very own visiting Artist-in-Residence, Risa Horowitz. Buy in to compete, and you could win cash prizes and bragging rights. Or come watch, cheer on the scrabblers, and enjoy some refreshments to counter the heat of the competition! Official […]

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6:00 pm

kimunro: Yukon Authors Readings

June 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Jack London Museum, 8th ave and Firth street

Join Whitehorse haiku poet kjmunro & a host of other writers for a reading at the Jack London Museum at 8th Ave & Firth St. Participants in the ‘ginko walk’ earlier in the day will begin the program by reading haiku & other short poems (‘small stones’) inspired by a walk through historic Dawson City […]

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8:00 pm

Eden Robinson & Trish Salah: Readings

June 1 @ 8:00 pm
KIAC Ballroom, Odd Fellows Hall, 902 Second Avenue
Dawson City, Yukon Y0B 1G0 Canada
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Eden Robinson is a novelist and short fiction writer from the Haisla and Heiltsuk First Nations. Her debut collection of stories, Traplines, won Britain’s Winifred Holtby Prize in 1997. Her first novel, Monkey Beach, which combines contemporary realism with Haisla mysticism, was shortlisted for the Giller Prize and a Governor General’s Literary Award, and received […]

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