“Flather’s stories delve into the struggles of individuals, within a family or longing for a happy one. Her sense of place, including BC, the Yukon, and southeast Asia is convincing, and overall her ability to indicate the humanity in all kinds of characters makes for a gratifying reading experience.” – The BC Review (full review HERE)

“Such a Lovely Afternoon, by Patti Flather, is a wonderful and pristine collection of short stories.  Published by Inanna Publications, the reader becomes aware from the outset of their significance as narratives of agency for women.  In each of the nine pieces, setting is inseparable from the trajectory of the story itself.” – Lucy E.M. Black, Goodreads/The Artisanal Writer

“I enjoyed how powerful, independent, and confident Flather was able to make her main characters, even while they were at their most vulnerable.” – Hiedi Cuppage/The Northern Review

Read Patti’s Discussion with Lucy E.M. Black, The Artisanal Writer, HERE.

Join Patti’s interview with Amelie Laura Francis at The Artisanal Writer Podcasts HERE.

“Such an extraordinarily lovely collection of short stories. The range of experiences, emotions, reactions, recollections, and turmoil in this collection blew me away. Devastating, insightful, heart-breaking and life-affirming, these stories will carry you to places you’ve never been, but once read, will stay in your heart forever. Kudos to this vivid and powerful writing.” – Lisa de Nikolits, The Minerva Reader


“Patti Flather is a masterful storyteller. Each one of her characters comes to life vividly, with all their strengths and flaws. The settings are described as lovingly as the protagonists. Each story is a gem!” – Christine, January 2023

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Inaugural Borealis Award presented to theatre founders

Yukon News, Oct. 8, 2020
Read the article here

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(L to R) Brandon Kyikavichik, Dennis Allen, Randel Kendi, Nic Netro-Hendrie, Leonard Linklater read from Tl’oo Thał – Grass Pants. Photo Erik Pinkerton/Gwaandak Theatre

‘We’re an oral culture’: Saving an endangered language through Gwich’in storytelling

CBC Radio Ideas, June 21, 2019

Ndoo Tr’eedyaa (Forward Together) – Vuntut Gwitchin Stories reading, Old Fire Hall, 2019.

Photo Bruce Barrett/Gwaandak Theatre

Map of the Land, Map of the Stars article by Michelle Olson and script in Canadian Theatre Review

University of Toronto Press
Volume 174, Spring 2018