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

We are still working on the final program details. In the meantime, here are some dates not to miss:

Thursday 28 May – Festival BBQ & Opening. FLASH 3 minutes of fame.

Friday 29 May – DeBeers Anniversary Gala.

Saturday 30 May – BLUSH – evening of erotica and sensuality.

Sunday 31 May – Miracles Mentors & Magic, lunch with Ricahrd Van Camp PLUS Spark! winners


Celebrating Northern Writers

We also have a great line up of Northern authors to celebrate including CBC prize-winner Patti-Kay Hamilton, Jamie Bastedo (who will be launching a new book), Cathy Jewison, Marcus Jackson, Tanya Roach, Andrea Leask, Bren Kolson and Derrick La Saga, to name just a few.

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 email us at info@northwordsnwt.ca if you would like to volunteer, giving brief details of when you will available and what you would like to do.

Recent News


We had a great workshop on Valentine’s Day with children’s author Sheryl McFarlane.  Particpants ranged from published writers to absolute beginners and the workshop satisfied all, ranging from inspiring exercises to hard-nosed business information.  75% of evaluations gave it an ‘excellent’ and the remainder ‘good’.  In answer to “What could have been better?” the unanimous reply was that it should have been longer. 

McF workshop 2

We had a great workshop on Valentine’s Day with children’s author Sheryl McFarlane.