great writers… come with the territory

During February, March and into April, enjoy an eclectic mix of literary readings by Yukon authors. From fiction to drama to poetry to science fiction, you'll hear a little of everything. The series will be presented at Whitehorse Public Library (meeting

During February, March and into April, enjoy an eclectic mix of literary readings by Yukon authors.

From fiction to drama to poetry to science fiction, you’ll hear a little of everything. The series will be presented at Whitehorse Public Library (meeting rooms) with the exception of the Wednesday, February 18th reading which will be presented at Isabelle Pringle Library in Carcross.

Patti Flather and Clea Roberts present the next reading on Thursday, February 12 at 7:30 p.m. at Whitehorse Public Library. The event is free and there will be refreshments afterwards.

Patti Flather’s award-winning play Where the River Meets the Sea premiered in the Yukon in 2006 and will be presented in North Vancouver this spring. Flather’s first play, Sixty Below, written with Leonard Linklater, garnered seven nominations for the Dora Mavor Moore awards for its 1997 Toronto production. The play, with an all-First Nations cast and director, went on to tour remote communities in Canada’s North in 2000.

Flather’s one-woman show West Edmonton Mall has been presented in the Yukon, Winnipeg and Toronto. Her CBC Radio adaptation was nominated for a Canadian Screenwriting Award. Flather also writes short fiction. She’s currently writing a new play inspired by the lives of Claude and Mary Tidd, and adapting her Christmas comedy play The Soul Menders for the screen.

Clea Roberts lives in Whitehorse. She has published poetry in Prism International, the Antigonish Review, Room, The Dalhousie Review, the International Feminist Journal of Politics, Lake: A Journal of Arts and the Environment and CV2, among others. Roberts has received an honourable mention for a National Magazine Award and fellowships from the Vermont Studio Centre and the Atlantic Centre for the Arts. She organizes the Whitehorse Poetry Festival.

The following is the line-up for the series.

Thursday, February 12, 7:30 p.m.—Patti Flather, Clea Roberts

Wednesday, February 18, 7:00 p.m.—Al Pope, (Isabelle Pringle Library, Carcross)

Thursday February 26, 7:30 p.m.—Claire Eamer, Jerome Stueart

Thursday, March 5, 7:30 p.m.—Celia McBride, Mitch Miyagawa

Thursday, March 12, 7:30 p.m.—Marcelle Dube, Michael Reynolds

Wednesday, March 18, 7:30 p.m.—Patricia Robertson

Wednesday, March 25, 7:30 p.m.—Erling Friis-Baastad

Wednesday, April 1, 7:30 p.m.—Eleanor Millard

This free literary program is presented by Yukon public libraries and made possible with funding from government of Yukon and the Canada Council for the Arts. For more information please call 667-5239.

Storytime!

Come along to Baby Time on Tuesdays at Whitehorse Public Library for a fun half hour of tickles, bounces, songs and stories. This program is for babies up to 24 months of age and their caregiver(s). Baby Time is offered every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.

Enjoy stories, music, fingerplays and crafts at Toddler Time on Wednesdays 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. This program is for two- and three-year-olds.

Storytime programs at Whitehorse Public Library are drop in and free of charge. For more information please call Whitehorse Public Library at 667-5239 and for storytimes in Yukon community libraries, please call your local library.

This column is prepared by Yukon public libraries, department of Community Services.

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