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Mitch Miyagawa is a writer and filmmaker in Whitehorse, Yukon.
Mitch has won Western and National Magazine Awards for his non-fiction work, for cover stories in Walrus and Geist magazines. His essay for Walrus, A Sorry State, was recently anthologized in the Aboriginal Healing Foundation‘s Truth and Reconciliation series. He was a finalist for the CBC Literary Awards in non-fiction in 2011. He has also written extensively about his home in the Yukon in North of Ordinary and Up Here magazines.
As a playwright, his play The Plum Tree was widely produced in Canadian theatres, including ATP’s playRites Festival. The Plum Tree was published in 2004 by Playwrights Canada Press, and recently appeared in the anthology Love and RelAsianships. His latest play, Carnaval, was produced in 2007 by Gwaandak Theatre Adventures and Nakai Theatre, and will be published in the journal Ryga in 2012.
As a filmmaker, Mitch is in production as director/writer/co-producer with A Sorry State, a one-hour documentary for TVO. He previously directed and produced several short documentaries and dramas for NFB and Bravo, and co-wrote a feature script with Force Four Films. His production company is Up and Away Productions.
Contact: miyagawa AT upandaway DOT ca