2016 Festival

2016 Northwords Postcard-1The 11th annual NorthWords Writers Festival Theme: Breaking the Mould- Identity in Stories

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The 11th annual NorthWords Writers Festival will take place in Yellowknife from June 2 to June 5, 2016. This year’s festival continues the tradition of great workshops and readings by national award-winning authors and homegrown talent that is sure to delight and inspire writers and readers of all ages. NorthWords is excited to be able to bring such an impressive program of authors and storytellers to the north. We are gearing up for what we hope will be our best festival yet…. We look forward to seeing you there.

This year’s prestigious lineup includes Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize winner Lawrence Hill, Scotiabank Giller Prize nominee Craig Davidson (also writing as Nick Cutter), Shane Turgeon, Miranda Hill, Annelies Pool, Carol Daniels, and Teva Harrison.

NWT authors Nick Sibbeston and Richard Van Camp, along with many others, will join the festival and contribute their unique stories and voices to the theme of identity from the northern perspective.

And we are also honored to welcome to the festival award-winning CBC broadcaster Shelagh Rogers, currently the host and a producer of the CBC Radio program The Next Chapter, devoted to Canadian writers and songwriters. Shelagh will be hosting the June 3 Friday night gala at the Explorer Hotel.

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2016 Northwords Writers Festival Press Release

2016 Schedule of Events