In: writing

National Geographic Russia: How women live in Chukotka

Here is a story I wrote for National Geographic Russia. This story appeared both on-line and in the printed magazine in...

National Geographic: A fading culture adapts to the changing times

Here is Meet the North’s next National Geographic story. With each new border and political shift, the indigenous women of Chukotka, Russia...

Reindeer in Russia's far east.

Q&A with photographer Erika Larsen

In preparation for a return to the Russian Far East this summer with Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic, photographer Erika Larsen...

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Hello students!!

I have the honour of being part of National Geographic’s Educator-Explorer Exchange this year. My educator partner is Kelly Koller from...

An iceberg above and below water

Hakai magazine: Frozen Ocean

I enjoyed working with the team at Hakai magazine on this story “Frozen Ocean: A photographic primer on the dynamics of...

Calm day on the Back River

Canada Council: thank you!

For the last year, I've been supported by the Canada Council to work on my next book, which will be based on my latest project, Meet the North. Read a description of the new work here.

Jennifer Kingsley with mic

Lessons on listening

These are my lessons on listening from meeting new people all over the Arctic in the last 18 months. A colleague recently asked for "any thoughts, ideas, or pointers" from my experience. Here's what I came up with.

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BBC Travel: Iceland and Nunavut

Photographer Eric Guth and I have been working with the BBC to showcase some of the stories from Meet the North and our travels. We're happy to present these features from BBC Travel.

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“Beyond the Honeybee” wins magazine award

My story "Beyond the Honeybee," which was published in Cottage Life magazine, won an award at the International Regional Magazine Awards.

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“Lake Awake” honoured for its illustrations

Congratulations to illustrator Byron Eggenschwiler, whose art work for my story "Lake Awake" received an Award of Merit from the International Regional Magazine Association.

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Building story and adventure with Instagram

Adventures in Instagram! Meet the North and I have been experimenting. Here's what I told the Creative Non-fiction Collective on how to get the story rolling.

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The Banff Centre: Writer’s Range

Listen to the Writer's Range Podcast: On this episode, Mojo talks to writer and naturalist Jennifer Kingsley about the experiences that inspired her book, Paddlenorth: Adventure, Resilience and Renewal in the Arctic Wild, which won the 2015 National Outdoor Book Award for non-fiction.

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Paddlenorth wins National Outdoor Book Award

Greystone Books is thrilled to announce that Jennifer Kingsley has been awarded the 2015 National Outdoor Book Award (NOBA) for Outdoor Literature in Non-Fiction for her first book, Paddlenorth: Adventure, Resilience, and Renewal in the Arctic Wild.

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CBC Books: On Canada Writes

"Before the jury decides on a shortlist and winner for each cycle of CBC Literary Prizes, all of the entries received in each category are carefully winnowed down to a longlist by a team of readers who themselves are published Canadian authors. Jennifer Kingsley was a reader for the 2015 CBC Creative Nonfiction Prize. In her own words, she tells us how the experience reshaped her map of Canada."

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Meet the North goes live!

My latest project, Meet the North, is up and running, and I'm running with it. In the past two months, I've reported from Svalbard, Jan Mayen, Iceland and Nunavut. I leave for Greenland very soon and will be back to Iceland in September.

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