Buckwheat Donahue is the founder of the North Words Writers Symposium. He’s lived in Skagway year round since 1984. He grew up in Oklahoma, Colorado, Kansas and Wyoming. He walked from Miami, Florida to Whitehorse in the Yukon and then paddled down the Yukon River to Kotlik on the Bering. The journey was a fund raiser for the Skagway Clinic.
His love for his part of the world is un-wavering. Though not a writer himself, he does find great enjoyment in reading. He was the Municipality of Skagway’s Tourism Director from the end of the last century until 2015.