Sunday, July 29, 2007

Fun and games in Dawson City

Carolyn and I have been at Berton House way up north here in Dawson City, Yukon, for 26 days now, and we're continuing to enjoy it and find it productive. And although we're here on a writing retreat, we're still finding time for some fun too.

Last weekend was the famed Dawson City Music Festival, which was terrific. Carolyn volunteered there for two days, and saw a bunch of the acts -- a very eclectic mix. The night before she caught the closing performance of a children's fiddle group called "Fiddleheads" at the Palace Grand Theatre:

At the festival itself, she saw a variety of international performers:

And some good ole rock-n'-roll:

Of course, the regular summer attractions continue; we've now seen all three floor shows at Diamond Tooth Gerties:

Plus had a wonderful lunch with Dan Davidson and his wife Betty. Dan is the editor of The Klondike Sun, a member of the board here for Berton House, a frequent contributor to my online newsgroup, and one of the people who has long encouraged me to come up here and write.

Which is what I should get back to doing right now! Fortunately, it's good to know that Berton House has a backup for me in case my laptop happens to die up here:

The Robert J. Sawyer Web Site


At July 30, 2007 3:48 PM , Anonymous don said...

Is there a date plate on that typewriter?

At July 30, 2007 5:29 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's an even older typewriter - one that belonged to Robert W. Service - under a plexiglass display case at the Vidsitor Information Centre if Rob gets really desperate.

in Dawson

At September 02, 2007 8:26 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I should mention that I'm not actually on the Berton House board, though I was part of the group that created the residency program and I have assisted in writer selection a few times.


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