The beginning of 2017 has started with a great adventure: I am living in Dawson City, Yukon for three months as the Berton House resident!
If you’re wondering what the Berton House is, it’s a wonderful little home in Northern Canada (close to Alaska). My job while I’m here is to write, and discover Canada’s north. Dawson City was the heart of the gold rush in the 1890s, when the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in First Nations site swelled to 40 000 people (today about 1,500 people live full-time in Dawson).
The Berton House itself was gifted to The Writers’ Trust of Canada by Pierre Berton, a prolific Canadian writer (as you can see from the photos here of his library). It’s a cozy retreat from the world, and I’m loving it so far.
I’ve only just arrived, but I hope to keep you updated with a few interesting stories and photos of my wintery time here. To keep you going, here’s a few photos so far.