Calling All Writers! A Creative Writing workshop with Richard Van Camp & NorthWords AGM

In this workshop, participants will be introduced to the craft of designing characters as well as having opportunities to ask about agents, publishers and writing techniques you may never have considered before. This is your chance to ask questions, and you will write to music to get your creative juices flowing! Richard promises hilarity and inspiration during this time-honoured NorthWords tradition. Mahsi cho!

The workshop will be followed by the NorthWords AGM.

Saturday, November 17, Room 206, Aurora College, Yellowknife, NT

Workshop: 10 am – 2 pm (lunch provided)

NorthWords AGM: 2:30 – 3:30 pm

Fee for workshop: $50 (includes lunch), Registration at the Yellowknife Book Cellar starting Nov 5, (10 % discount for NorthWords members upon presentation of membership card) 


2012 Great Northern Canada Writing Contest Winners

Jenny Aitken

An essay by Jenny Aitken of Victoria, BC and a short story by Brie O’Keefe of Yellowknife, NT have been selected as the two winners of the 2012 Great Northern Canada Writing Contest.

Jenny will receive $500 as the first prize winner for her essay How to Survive a Northern Childhood. 

Brie O’Keefe

Brie will receive $250 as the emerging writer prize winner for her short story, The Ice Bridge.

The winning stories were selected from a total of 30 eligible entries, the most that have ever been submitted in this contest.

NorthWords NWT would like to congratulate both Jenny and Brie and thank all of those who entered the contest. Thanks also to our   partners De Beers Canada for providing the prize money, and above&beyond, Canada’s Arctic Journal for publicizing our contest and publishing the winning stories.