The Writers’ Trust of Canada has named the next set of Berton House writers-in-residence. The residency invites writers to spend three months at Pierre Berton’s childhood home in Dawson City, Yukon.
The writers selected are author Anik See, playwright Tara Beagan, short-story author Nicole Dixon, and poet Jacob Scheier. Clement Martini, the current writer-in-residence, is working on a trilogy for young adults, and will be succeeded by Ottawa novelist Alan Cumyn before the next round of residencies begins in July.
Founded in 1996, the residency program is one of Canada’s most coveted and encourages authors to become involved in the Dawson City community. “Sixty-six writers have previously benefitted from this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and we anticipate that this new crop of residents will each have a memorable, productive, and rewarding experience in Dawson City,” Writers’ Trust executive director Mary Osborne said in a statement.