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The River and the Wolves: Book readings by authors Kathryn Couture and Kay Deborah Linley

November 30, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Readings from recent work by two local authors.
Join Kay Deborah Linley as she reads from her recently released book Paddling Back to Us: A Journey into Wildness on Connected Waterways and Kathryn Couture reading from Indomitable 1: The Lost Wolf and Indomitable 2: The Blackstone.
Kay Deborah Linley was born in England in 1984 and moved with her family to British Columbia, Canada at the tender age of three and a half. To heal from the challenges of her childhood and young adulthood, Kay developed a deep, spiritual connection with the natural world and a love for creating. Always searching for the highest perspective, in earlier days she delved into various kinds of work to better understand our social and environmental issues
She worked as a tree-planter, environmental advocate and plant ecologist on one hand, while on the other, as a labourer in saw mills, the oil patch and gold exploration. As she explored the various aspects of these external issues, she came to learn about the predominant role our inner worlds play in both creating and reflecting our societal divisions and environmental degradation.
Kay has a complex and dynamic nature and has spent most of her life exploring seemingly unrelated worlds. This is shown in her various academic and career achievements and artistic expressions. She accomplished a masters in public policy, an undergraduate degree and diploma in natural resources, and attended art school. After taking the bold step to move to Yukon, Canada on her own, Kay gained invaluable experience working for the Self-Governing Yukon First Nations in land and resources management, land use planning and modern treaty implementation. Kay currently lives in Atlin, British Columbia, Canada with her partner Jeremy and their three dogs and fifteen chickens. Paddling Back to Us is Kay’s first book.
Kathryn Couture is an author and indie publisher living in Canada’s North. When not writing, she enjoys dog sledding, kayaking, drawing, gardening, and time spent out on the land with her family. She has a lifelong love of wild places and of Animals, and of dogs and wolves in particular. Kathryn lives just outside of Dawson City, Yukon Territory, with her family—both Human and Canine.


November 30, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Klondike Institute of Art & Culture (KIAC)


Age Restriction
All Ages
This event:
Will have bar service


Klondike Institute of Art & Culture (KIAC)
902 2nd Avenue, Dawson City + Google Map
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