Mark and I are honoured to be selected as the recipients of the Yukon Historical Museums Associations’ Innovation, Education and Community Engagement Award for 2017. I accepted the award for us at the Yukon Heritage Awards Ceremony on Monday, February 19, 2018, at the Yukon Archives in Whitehorse. Unfortunately, Mark was travelling and unable to join me at the ceremony. It was a wonderful evening that recognized the work of some exceptional Yukoners dedicated to preserving culture and heritage.
It was fun to write about my writing day for writer, publisher and critic Rob McLellan’s new blog series “My Writing Day”. Have a read here. There’s a special-guest appearance from this guy (aka dog muse).
Date: 7 p.m. Monday, June 19, 2017, at Baked Cafe, Main Street, Whitehorse, Yukon Details: I’ll be reading poetry in support of visiting poet Chrys Salt
Date: 12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Saturday, July 8, 2017, at Atlin Lit Up literary festival (part of the Atlin Arts and Music Festival) Details: “Level Up With Collabortaion” a presentation with photographer Mark Kelly
Great news! I’ve received funding from Access Copyright through the Marian Hebb Research Grant to support further research for the biography of Helen Foster, American geologist and unstoppable nonagenarian. I’ve been conducting interviews with Helen for the last few months via Skype and thanks to this funding, I’ll be able to travel to Nevada to interview her. It will be wonderful to meet Helen in person and go over her personal archive. This is a fantastic opportunity.