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Monica Graham

Monica Graham is currently writer-
in-residence at Berton House.

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Our 5th gala fundraising dinner was held on November 28, 2007.

Thank you to all who came out to support our cause and enjoyed a wonderful evening of entertainment and fun.

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Berton House is both a destination and an opportunity to leave behind the familiar and avoid the distractions that intrude on a writer’s day. Dawson City, Yukon provides a historically impressive setting where a writer can concentrate on her or his work or just get away to think.

Professional Canadian writers who have published at least one book and are established in any creative literary discipline (fiction, non-fiction, poetry, play/screenwriting, journalism) may apply for residency.

The program was inspired by author Pierre Berton and carried on by the Berton House Writers’ Retreat Society. It is now owned and operated by the Writers' Trust of Canada.

Over 30 writers have been able to enjoy and experience Berton House since its inception in 1996.

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The mandate of the Berton House Writers’ Retreat is:

  1. to promote the arts in the Yukon and Canada
  2. to manage and operate the Berton House Writers' Retreat
  3. to fundraise for the purpose of supporting the Berton House Writers' Retreat in particular and the literary arts in general.

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Visit our Pierre Berton Tribute Section

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Visit our Alumni Writers Section

“I’ve never seen such spectacular sights before from my kitchen window, and for that I am eternally grateful.”

Bruce McDougall


“The three months have flown by and been very productive. I leave with a mystery edited and 38,000 words of a non-fiction book on disk. It’s a remarkable opportunity and one I hope continues for many years to come.”

Mark Zuelke


“Dawson (I’ve been here twice before, briefly) strikes me as a marvel – such a small place with such a big heart.”

George Fetherling


“This is a wonderful and inspiring place and we both have achieved a great deal of writing. We loved the sense of community in Dawson.”

Andrea and David Spalding

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