G.A. risenthwaite

Writer & Photographer

(but mostly writer)

North, to Dawson City! Up North Grisenthwaite has Gone

G.A. Grisenthwaite, selected as the fall 2023 Writer’ Trust Berton House Writer in Residence at Dawson City, began his residency on 2 October. His term runs through 28 November, after which he will spend a week in Whitehorse before flying to BC to perform a series of readings.

He initially planned to write, and complete, his historical ficiton project, Cheechako Falls, a story built around the 1898 goldbrick robbery at Mt. Baldy's Camp McKinney.

When asked about his planned activites, he said, “O, I will absolutely work on that project. It’ll be my 2023 NaNoWriMo entry. In October, I’ll start a new novel, one that occurs some thousands of years in Turtle Island’s future. The story’s bubbled near the surface for years, and now it demands to see daylight, so I hope to get close to all of its 92,000 words down before 1 November.”

He laughed. Then said, “Maybe …”

The Writers’ Trust provides travel and a stipend to each of the three writers selected to spend two months each at the childhood home of Pierre Berton. Past writers in resdence include Lawrence Hill, Kim Fu, Carleigh Baker, and Paul Seesequasis. To learn more about Berton House, visit writerstrust.com. To find out more about NaNoWriMo, or to enter the 2023 competition visit the website.

Tales for Late Night Bonfires Earns Starred Review on Quill & Quire

Read it Shazia Hafiz Ramji’s review at Quill & Quire.

Author to Open for the Brothers Wilde

As part of Kingsville, Ontario’s Orange Shirt Day celebration, G.A. Grisenthwaite will read from his latest book, Tales for Late Night Bonfires. The event, at Grovedale Arts & Cultural Centre, 103 Park Street, runs from 2:00–4:00 PM.

Grisenthwaite’s first book, Home Waltz was a finalist for the 2021 Governor General’s Award for fiction.

The Brothers Wilde, Nolan and Ethan, grew up in Kettle and Stony Point First Nation, and play a unique country-fried roots rock. They knew they’d found their calling when they won the 2019 NACMAI Country Duo of the Year in Pigeon Forge Tennessee. They value their Ojibwe heritage and their family.

Find out more at thebrothers’website.

Author Appears on All Write in Sin City

G.A. Grisenthwaite and “his” cat Bitsy, who’s clearly in control, spent some time with the inquisitive and the brilliant, Kim Sarah, and Irene, the geniuses behind the entertaining and informative podcast All Write in Sin City.

Hear Grisenthwaite talks about his latest collection of stories Tales for Late Night Bonfires. And then stick around to listen to some of the oher fine interviews.

Tales for Late Night Bonfires cover

Gord Gratefully Acknowledges …