Robert J. Sawyer

Hugo and Nebula Award-Winning Science Fiction Writer

Farewell to Berton House

by Rob - September 26th, 2007.
Filed under: Berton House.

Our Klondike adventure is over. Carolyn and I finished our three months at the Berton House Writers Retreat in Dawson, Yukon, today.

We arrived here on Tuesday, July 3, 2007, for an 87-day stay (minus 14 days for our side trip to China). It’s been a mostly relaxing, mostly productive time, and I’m going to miss it. Suzanne Saito, the local Berton House liaison, picks us up in two hours to take us to the Dawson airport, and we begin the trek home (with two nights in Whitehorse, then a flight to Vancouver, then the long flight to Toronto).

Our thanks to Elsa Franklin, the Berton House administrator; Suzanne Saito, the liaison; Dan Davidson, editor of the Klondike Sun newspaper; the Berton House Charitable Trust; the Klondike Visitors Association; and, of course, to the memory of the great Pierre Berton, who generously established this retreat.

(The painting above was done by a previous Berton House resident, and hangs just inside the entryway.)

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