Christmas Book Sale & Signing

What better Christmas gift than a northern book?

Join authors of new northern books and the authors of well-loved favourites for our annual book sale and signing. Chat with the authors as you get your books signed and enjoy some Christmas goodies. This is the third year we’ve done this and it’s always loads of fun.

Participating authors include:

  • Jamie Bastedo (“Nighthawk”)
  • Patrick Scott (“Talking Tools”)
  • Fran Hurcomb (“Old Town”)
  • Randy Freeman (“DownNorth Tales”)
  • Annelies Pool (“iceberg tea”)
  • Cathy Jewison (“Ugly Truck and Dog Contest”)
  • Bren Kolson (“Myth of the Barrens”)
  • Michelle Swallow (“Mackenzie River Guide”)
  • Pat Braden
  • Bill Braden (“On Good Ice”)
  • Authors of the stories in “Coming Home: Stories from the Northwest Territories”
  • And more

Sunday, December 2, 2012, 2-4 pm

Yellowknife Book Cellar

Join us for a NorthWords weekend, Nov. 16 & 17!

Mark November 16 & 17 down on your calendar as a weekend to celebrate Northern writing.

Launch of Coming Home: November 16, 7-9 pm, Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre Cafe

The celebrations begin on Friday, November 16 with the official launch of the northern anthology Coming Home: Stories from the Northwest Territories. The anthology, published by Great Plains Publications with funding from De Beers, features new work by 17 NWT authors and is the first contemporary collection of NWT stories. The festivities will feature readings, music, refreshments, book sales and signings. See you there!

Creative Writing Workshop: November 17, 10 am – 2 pm, Room 206, Aurora College, Yellowknife

Join Richard Van Camp as he takes you through character development, writing techniques, talking to agents & publishers and much, much more!

Workshop fee is $50 (includes lunch). Registration at Yellowknife Book Cellar. 10% discount for NorthWords NWT members.


NorthWords AGM: November 17, 2:30 – 3:30 pm, Room 206, Aurora College, Yellowknife

This is your chance to join NorthWords and find out what we’re all about. The AGM will feature reports of all activities over the last year, the presentation of financial statements and bylaw changes.