2012 NorthWords Writers Festival

May 31 – June 3, 2012, Yellowknife NT, Canada

Finding Home

Giller Prize Winning Novelist and co-host of CBC’s Fifth Estate Linden MacIntyre will be a headliner at the seventh annual NorthWords Writers Festival in Yellowknife, May 31 – June 3, 2012.

MacIntyre’s lastest novel Why Men Lie was released in March. The book is an extension of MacIntyre’s 2009 Giller Prize winning novel The Bishop’s Man. MacIntyre is the third Giller Prize winning novelist to take part in the NorthWords festival.

MacIntyre will be joined by James Bartleman, author of As Long as the Rivers Flow, the well-received novel about the intergenerational impact of the residential school experience in northern Ontario. Bartleman, a former lieutenant-governor of Ontario, has also published four works of non-fiction.

Other 2012 guest authors include:

Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas, a Haida artist who is best-known for his creation of the Haida Manga. Yahgulanaas has published numerous books which use graphic methods of storytelling.

Dawn Dumont whose first novel Nobody Cries at Bingo was published in 2011. The book is the story of family life on the Okanese First Nation. When not writing books, Dumont is a host for APTN and a stand-up comedienne.

Margaret Macpherson, an award-winning poet and author of both fiction and nonfiction, is originally from Yellowknife. Margaret’s latest novel Body Trade was released in 2011 and is partially set in Yellowknife.

Our guest authors will be joined by northern authors Richard Van Camp, Jamie Bastedo, Annelies Pool, Cathy Jewison and many more.

The theme of the 2012 festival is Finding Home.

The festival will feature same dynamic combination of readings, open mikes, panel discussions, workshops and mentorships that you’ve come to expect from NorthWords. Check this website often for more information on authors and programming. We’ll post it as soon as we can!