NorthWords 10th Anniversary Festival 2015

Let’s Celebrate!  28 -31 May

Richard Van CampNorthWords NWT is very excited to announce the line up for this years festival. We are thrilled to be welcoming Kathleen Winter, Garry Gottfriedson, Alexander MacLeod, Drew Hayden Taylor, Joanna Lilley, Jacqueline Guest and the North’s very own Richard Van Camp. See our festival authors tab for more details of our guests. 

Come out and celebrate with us!



For the past 10 years NorthWords nwt has been dedicated to Northern and Indigenous writing.  We know there are hundreds, even thousands, of northerners who have a story to tell and it is our mission to get those stories read, written and heard, in the north, throughout Canada, and beyond.


10th Anniversary Festival

Check out the schedule page for the full festival program and in the meantime, here is a reminder for the Open Mikes:

  • FLASH (3 minutes) – May 28, 8.00pm
  • BLUSH (5 minutes) – May 30, 8.00pm

Be entertained at our favourite events. Or get writing yourself.  Read your work to a willing and sympathetic audience, just remember not to overrun the time limit! Sign up to read on the evening, or in advance by emailing info@northwordsnwt.ca with FLASH or BLUSH in the title.

Extra Event: ListenUp!

Extra Event! 6:45 – 7:15PM, Saturday 30 May, at NACC

NorthWords is delighted to be joining with NACC in ListenUp! a unique event combining music, poetry and art, bringing together young people from across the NWT.  See here for more details!

Festival Volunteers

As ever we will be relying on an army of willing volunteers to help with the festival, doing everything from moving chairs, to baking cookies, to setting up rooms, to taking tickets, to driving our guest authors.. you name it, we can use help with it.

Please fill out the form to sign up to be a volunteer by clicking here, or click on the “Volunteer” page under “2015 Festival”.