The NorthWords Anthology Coming Home: Stories from the Northwest Territories is now on sale at the Yellowknife Book Cellar, online at Amazon, Chapters, Great Plains Publications and at select book stores across Canada. We hope to have it in other northern book stores soon.
The official launch of the Coming Home will take place November 16, 2012, 7 pm at the Prince of Wales Heritage Centre Cafe in Yellowknife. Come and meet the authors, listen to readings and more!
This anthology, published by Great Plains Publications of Winnipeg, under its Enfield and Wizenty imprint, with funding from De Beers Canada, is the first of its kind. It features stories by seventeen NWT writers that express the diversity of the territory. Included are stories of teenage angst in small communities; connection with the land; the Giant Mine strike of 1992; relationships both failed and renewed in Yellowknife; getting lost in the bush; Europeans shipwrecked and saved by Inuit; Inuit taken on board by Europeans; learning from elders and other cultures; a wonky tourism outing; going to jail for breaking a dog bylaw and many more. The anthology also includes a foreword by well-known NWT Author Richard Van Camp.
Anthology authors are: Marcus M. Jackson, Richard Van Camp, Cathy Jewison, Colin Henderson, Rebecca Aylward, Cara Loverock, Shawn McCann, Patti True, Annelies Pool, Jordan Carpenter, Christine Raves, January Go, Jamesie Fournier, Amber-Lee Kolson, Karen McColl, Jessie MacKenzie, Brian Penney.
NorthWords would like to thank De Beers Canada for their generous donation to fund the project, Great Plains Publications for putting the stories together in a fabulous book, Judy McLinton and John Mutford to judging the stories received in response to our call for submissions and Dave Brosha for the fabulous cover photo. And congratulations to all the authors whose stories appear in the book. You all rock.
For more information and author bios go HERE.