The first time Charles Demers was in the Yukon around 2010, it was a quick trip in and out over three days to do a taping of CBC radio’s The Debaters, and he didn’t get to see a lot of the territory.
Now that spring is knocking at our door, there is the urge to grow and eat fresh garden delights.
Alan Cumyn returned to the Yukon on April 1 to take up a three-month residency in the Berton House, along with his wife, Suzanne.
The sign says “Ice Bridge Closed”.
Gary Barwin is a poet, fiction writer, composer, visual artist and performer.
The first week of every month is a musically intense time for me.
“I don’t think that writing is something you’re inspired to do actually,” says Whitehorse writer Lori Garrison. “I think it’s just something you end up doing because you can’t not do it ….
About 15 years ago, I took a trip from Ontario to Alaska. I met a young lady and two male zoology students chipping away at a glacier.
I met Charlie Wilkins in 2005, when he spent part of a chilly winter at Berton House in Dawson City as writer-in-residence.
Clem Martini learned about Berton House from a number of residency alumni who were visiting as part of the Distinguished Writers Program at the University of Calgary, where he is a professor in the drama department. The program sounded interesting.