Whitehorse, YT — I’m very pleased to be back in the Yukon and to be part of the upcoming Live Words, the 2012 Yukon Writers’ Festival. This is a literary festival produced by Yukon Public Libraries, Yukon Education and the Yukon Science Institute. It starts today, Wednesday April 18, with a reading and reception at 7 p.m. at the Old Firehall in Whitehorse, and runs through until Monday April 23.
In addition to myself, the other guest writers attending the event are Susan Juba, Sharon Shorty, Norah McClintok and Lawrence Millman
The Yukon Writers’ Festival also dovetails with a Young Authors Conference, which takes place at F.H. Collins Secondary School in Whitehorse. The event will feature public readings (full schedule is available at http://yukonyoungauthors.weebly.com/).
I’m especially proud, to have been selected as the writer doing the Community Library Tour this year. This will give me a chance to get to know the rest of the Yukon better, as I visit smaller and more remote communities.
Here’s a schedule of the readings/lectures I’ll be giving:
- Watson Lake Library, Thurs Apr 19, 7:00 pm
- Teslin Library, Fri Apr 20, 6:00 pm
- Faro Library, Sat Apr 21, 2:30 pm
- Pelly Crossing Library, Sun Apr 22, 2:00 pm (“Digital Nuggets: Crafting and Delivering Content in the Digital Age“)
- Dawson City Library, Mon Apr 23, 7:30 pm. (“Gutenberg to Google: The Digital Media Revolution“)
These free events will all be open to the public.