Open Mike Events

The two open mike events are a great way to get involved in the 2016 NorthWords Writers Festival. You can get up on stage in an easy and friendly atmosphere and read or tell your favorite story, poem, page or paragraph. Our festival authors will also be joining on stage.

Flash: Your 3 Minutes of Fame
Thursday, June 2, 2016
8:00 pm -11:00 pm
Top Knight (cash bar)
All ages are welcome until 10:00 pm
Admission is by donation
Host: Myranda Bolstad
Bring a story, prose, poem, essay to read: the time limit is 3 minutes
Theme: Breaking the Mould: Identity in Stories

For the more daring of you who have erotica, sensual stories, or any piece of writing that will make us blush, giggle, titter, and smirk. This is a popular event and tickets sell fast.

looking to the futureBlush: An Evening of Erotica and Sensuality
Saturday, June 4, 2016
8:00 pm
Explorer Hotel, Katimavik Rooms
Admission: $10 (complimentary dessert and cash bar)
10% discount for NorthWords members
Advance tickets at Yellowknife Book Cellar or pay at the door
Host: Gail Cyr

You can sign up in advance for both events by sending your name to and putting either FLASH or BLUSH in the subject line.