Location: Whitehorse, Yukon
Self-Identification: I am a third-generation anglo-settler Canadian of English, Scottish and Irish descent, born in Vancouver, B.C. I grew up on the unceded and ancestral territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations in North Vancouver, B.C. I now live on the territories of the Kwanlin Dün First Nation and Ta'an Kwäch'än Council, both self governing Nations, in what is now also known as Whitehorse, Yukon. I am a proud cis-female feminist.
Patti Flather is an award-winning playwright, writer, dramaturg, and cultural producer. Patti’s first fiction collection is Such A Lovely Afternoon (Inanna Publications). Her play Paradise toured nationally and is published (Playwrights Canada Press). Other plays include Sixty Below (with Leonard Linklater). Where the River Meets the Sea won the Canadian National Playwriting Competition. She is a recipient of the Borealis Prize for literary contribution with BC & Yukon Book Prizes. Patti has an MFA in Creative Writing from UBC. She was a co-founding artistic director of Gwaandak Theatre for two decades. From North Vancouver, B.C., Patti lives in Whitehorse, Yukon. www.pattiflather.com