Yellowknife

Category: Yellowknife

Day 10 of the Great Delany/Fradkin northern book tour.   thumbnail

We've been to Yellowknife as invited authors at the NorthWords Literary festival, to museums, libraries, and bookstores in Whitehorse, Haines Junction, and Skagway.  With one week to go in the tour, we have more stops in Whitehorse,  and we're heading to Pelly Crossing to visit the library there, and to Dawson City for a talk at the museum.

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Yellowknife, NWT

It’s been an eventful, laughter-filled weekend at the NorthWords Writers’ Festival, with a perfect blend of work and play.  Friday began with a mystery panel discussion and readings at the local high school in an auditorium filled with attentive and enthusiastic teenagers. Friday evening , at the festival’s most popular event, the BLUSH open mic, Vicki and I both read short funny erotica spoofs that brought the house down. To get into character, I wore a red boa and Vicki a feathery white fascinator.

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Vicki and Barbara arrive in Yellowknife

As we flew north out of Calgary, first the cities dropped away, and then the towns, then the farms, finally the roads.  We flew over endless forrest and lakes for hours.  Then in the far distance I could see an expanse of white. Clouds?

No. As we got closer, we could see Great Slave Lake, still iced over.  On the 29th of May.

Fortunately only the lake was still covered in snow - I've brought summer clothes.