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WeeklyWant to write but can’t find the time? New to the north and want to meet other writers? Join us every Wednesday at Bean North Café from about noon to around 3 p.m. (you know, Yukon time…) The little café in the woods is on the Takhini Hot Springs Road, 30 minutes outside Whitehorse.
2016Killer 'Ku - Haiku Canada and Yukon Crime Writers combine their criminal energy to create killer haiku, senryu and haibun in celebration of National Crime Writers' Month. Check us out under the stairs at the Whitehorse Public Library in the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre on the banks of the Yukon River.
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MonthlyAlways wanted to write, but don’t know what to write about? Want to wake up the muse? Join me at Cramped Hand for two hours of writing to prompts from 7 – 9 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at Ste. 1 – 102 Gold Road in Whitehorse. Free and all welcome (even if you “aren’t really a writer” - well there’s a piece of fiction right there.)
Book Giveaway Sign-up
Register here to win fun spot prizes: signed copies, special releases, and maybe Yukon swag. Our debut giveaway, Canadian Tales of the Heart, Vol. III (2014), favours the 10th, 20th and 30th entrant. I do need your email address, though, to contact you when your name is drawn!
As if the Yukon Arctic Ultra wasn’t scary enough! Six hundred ninety km by foot, skis, or mountain bike through unpredictable terrain during the frozen month of February? Consider us terrified already! For Whitehorse-based scribe Jessica Simon, apparently super-human feats of exercise are not scary enough – the [former] What’s Up Yukon literary columnist (who has also written for Outdoor Edge, Yukon News, and this very magazine) has chosen to set her new thriller, From Ice to Ashes, in the middle of the gruelling race. The fast-paced mystery follows an auxiliary RCMP officer, Markus Fanger, as he tracks a dangerous anti-American criminal who has infiltrated the competition. With the action starting in Whitehorse and wending its way through many famous Yukon and Alaskan locales, this page-turner puts the heart-racing politics of international warfare extremely close to home.
Simon takes us on a realistic journey into a vast land seldom featured in the thriller-mystery litany.
Packed with thrills, Markus Fanger makes a perfect modern hero as he and a young offender head off a terrorist threat designed to shoot ice down your spine.