NorthWords 10th Anniversary Festival 2015

Let’s Celebrate!  28 -31 May

Richard Van CampNorthWords NWT is very excited to announce the line up for this years festival. We are thrilled to be welcoming Kathleen Winter, Garry Gottfriedson, Alexander MacLeod, Drew Hayden Taylor, Joanna Lilley, Jacqueline Guest and the North’s very own Richard Van Camp. See our festival authors tab for more details of our guests. 

Come out and celebrate with us!



For the past 10 years NorthWords nwt has been dedicated to Northern and Indigenous writing.  We know there are hundreds, even thousands, of northerners who have a story to tell and it is our mission to get those stories read, written and heard, in the north, throughout Canada, and beyond.


10th Anniversary Festival

We are still working on the final program details. In the meantime, here are some dates not to miss:

Thursday 28 May – Festival BBQ & Opening. FLASH 3 minutes of fame.

Friday 29 May – DeBeers Anniversary Gala.

Saturday 30 May – BLUSH – evening of erotica and sensuality.

Sunday 31 May – Miracles Mentors & Magic, lunch with Ricahrd Van Camp PLUS Spark! winners



Judging is now almost complete in the NT Power Corporation contest to encourage the next generation of exciting northern writers.  The winners of the emerging young writers competition will be announced May 11th.

Watch this space!
Festival Volunteers

As ever we will be relying on an army of willing volunteers to help with the festival, doing everything from moving chairs, to baking cookies, to setting up rooms, to taking tickets, to driving our guest authors.. you name it, we can use help with it.

Please fill out the form to sign up to be a volunteer by clicking here, or click on the “Volunteer” page under “2015 Festival”.