CARLEIGH BAKER

Award-winning author of Bad Endings

Audio

projects, promos, and collaborations

Confluence: Northern Conversations, CFYT 106.9 FM, The Spirit of Dawson

In early 2019 I jetted off to Dawson City to begin my time as Writer in Residence at the Berton House.

It was a bracing -40, and dark for eighteen hours a day when I arrived! This might not be everyone’s idea of a good time, but I loved my time in Dawson, and doing this weekly radio show may have been the highlight of the entire trip.

I spent the whole week preparing, then hiked down to the cozy one room studio to do my thing. I had a great time!

Unceded Airwaves by CiTR’s Indigenous Collective, CITR 101.9 FM, University of British Columbia

While working on my Masters degree at UBC I had the opportunity to join the team at Unceded Airwaves, and I’m sure glad I did!

What a pleasure to be working with this dream team, exploring Indigenous representation in the media, and showcasing Indigenous brilliance.

Check out the episode archive here.

Video

projects, promos, and collaborations

Writers’ Trust Inside Voices: The Conversation Begins

Way back in the early days of the pandemic lockdown, I received some tremendous news.

I’d been chosen by Thomas King for a mentorship through the Writers’ Trust Rising stars program.

What an incredible opportunity, and what a great conversation with the other members of the program, moderated by the fabulous Rachel Giese.

Writers’ Trust Promo Reel for 2017 Fiction Prize Shortlist

I have never felt as fancy as the day I stepped in a pre-paid cab in downtown Toronto, and stepped out at the Rogers building to film my spot for the Writers’ Trust awards.

Bad endings was nominated for the fiction award, which was a big surprise that led to this brief Cinderella existence.

This segment played on awards night, and I appreciate how the experts at Rogers managed to make me seem reasonably charming.

The Peel Project Trailer

The Peel Project was an extremely challenging canoe expedition through Yukon and Northwest Territories. This trip had a goal of raising awareness  – particularly in urban centres – about the Peel Watershed, which was under threat of expanded gas and mining exploitation.

Most importantly, it was an opportunity to see firsthand that Indigenous land sovereignty is our most powerful tool against the climate crisis.