Yukon North Of Ordinary

Living archive for April 24, 2014

‘Don’t be afraid to write,’ counsels comic Charles Demers Subscribers only

April 24, 2014 at 2:22 pm

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.

Harvest time is within sight for some salad greens Subscribers only

April 23, 2014 at 2:55 pm

Now that spring is knocking at our door, there is the urge to grow and eat fresh garden delights.

‘Write because you love to,’ visiting author advises Subscribers only

April 23, 2014 at 2:53 pm

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.

Dawson City in the spring: ice bridge declared closed ( Uffish Thoughts ) Subscribers only

April 22, 2014 at 2:25 pm

The sign says “Ice Bridge Closed”.

‘The writing knows more than you,’ author says Subscribers only

April 22, 2014 at 2:21 pm

Gary Barwin is a poet, fiction writer, composer, visual artist and performer.

Dawson’s coffee houses are a good time for all ages ( Uffish Thoughts ) Subscribers only

April 21, 2014 at 2:17 pm

The first week of every month is a musically intense time for me.

‘You have to actually write if you want to be a writer’ Subscribers only

April 17, 2014 at 2:23 pm

“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 ….

What we take for granted can provide sobering reflections Subscribers only

April 17, 2014 at 2:17 pm

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.

It’s indeed a wild ride across the Atlantic Ocean ( Bookends ) Subscribers only

April 17, 2014 at 2:15 pm

I met Charlie Wilkins in 2005, when he spent part of a chilly winter at Berton House in Dawson City as writer-in-residence.

Dawson provided uncluttered time and a cultural surprise Subscribers only

April 16, 2014 at 3:04 pm

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.