Berton House is situated in Dawson City, Yukon, on the traditional territory of the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in. Located in the childhood home of iconic Canadian author and Writers’ Trust co-founder Pierre Berton, it has operated as a writers’ residency since 1996 and has been owned and operated by Writers’ Trust since 2007. Nearly 100 writers have served as writers-in-residence and the residency has played an influential role in the publication of dozens of manuscripts.
Poets, fiction writers, creative nonfiction writers, playwrights, and writers of children’s literature are invited to apply. Housing and travel costs to and from Dawson City are covered. Residents also receive a $4,000 stipend. Writers are required to deliver two public readings and encouraged to interact with the community during their stay.