About us

NorthWords Mission: To promote and support northern & aboriginal writers and to facilitate the development of a northern literary culture.

We carry out our mission by:

• Holding an annual writers festival in Yellowknife the first weekend in June which allows established and emerging northern authors to share the stage with renowned Canadian authors.

•Supporting northern writers through workshops, mentoring and literary contests.

•Holding literary events in Yellowknife and other northern communities throughout the year.

•Building partnerships with businesses and community organizations

NorthWords 2011/12 Board of Directors: David Malcolm(President); Jamie Bastedo (Vice-President); January Go (Secretary); Judy McLinton (Treasurer); Richard Van Camp (Director); Batiste Foisy (Director); Cara Loverock-Bryant (Director); Ron Von Schilling (Director)

Executive Director:  Annelies Pool