Sharon Shorty is a Yukon First Nation storyteller, writer and comedian of Tlingit, Northern Tutchone and Norwegian ancestry.
She tells traditional stories of the Yukon First Nations. Sharon writes short stories and memoirs of a Yukon life. She has been named “funniest human in the North” (Up Here Magazine, 2013). Sharon created her comic character “Gramma Susie” that has toured internationally for 20 years.
Sharon is a recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal from her work in her local community using humour to promote literacy and healing. She was an on-going performer for the 7 national events for the Truth & Reconciliation Commission.
Sharon performed at the Vancouver Winter Olympics 2010 for her show that she co-wrote. A former Fellow at the Banff Centre in the Visual Arts program in Storytelling, she recently completed a Storytelling residency at Vancouver Public Library.