Dennis Allen

Writer, Performer, Music Director (Whitehorse Readings)

Dennis Allen

Writer, Performer, Music Director (Whitehorse Readings)

Dennis Allen apprenticed as a storyteller under his Inuvialuit father and his Vuntut Gwich’in mother. He went on to become an accomplished filmmaker, recorded songwriter, and award winner writer. Dennis describes himself as a “hopeless storyteller,” taking any opportunity to spin a yarn or recall one of the hundreds of experiences he’s had in his storied career.  As a musician, Dennis describes himself as a cat-skinner, grave-digger, outlaw, and bluesman.  He’s been every one of those things and has the scars to prove it.  Dennis’ has a disclaimer written into his contracts which states, “Most of my stories are true, but a lot of them aren’t.”

Photo: Erik Pinkerton

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