2016 Richard Van Camp 20 Books in 20 Years Weekend Event

NorthWords NWT, the NWT Literacy Council, the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, the Yellowknife Book Cellar, the Yellowknife Public Library and CBC North are pleased to present a weekend with Richard Van Camp.

November 5, 6, and 7, 2016, Richard Van Camp will be in Yellowknife launching his new baby book, having a party, hosting a writer’s workshop, attending the NorthWords NWT AGM, and visiting schools.

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the-lesser-blessed-coverTuesday, November 1, 2016
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Yellowknife Public Library Meeting Room
The award-winning film The Lesser Blessed based on the best-selling novel by Richard Van Camp (his first published novel) will be shown free in the Library Meeting Room.
A powerful coming-of-age story — edgy, stark, and at times, darkly funny that centers around Larry, a Native teenager trying to cope with a painful past and find his place in a confusing and stressful modern world. (Douglas & McIntyre)


wesangyouhomeSaturday, November 5, 2016
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Yellowknife Public Library Meeting Room
In partnership with the NWT Literacy Council, Richard will read his new baby book We Sang You Home (Orca Book Publishers). All families who attend will receive a free copy of the book courtesy of the NWT Literacy Council.
Coffee, tea and refreshments
blankcelebrateSaturday, November 5, 2016 
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre
Museum Cafe
NorthWords NWT presents: 20/20: A celebration of 20 books in 20 years with Richard Van Camp and friends.
Join us in celebrating the publication of Richard’s 20th book in 20 years. He will be joined by northern guest authors: Miranda Currie, Carla Taylor, Christal Doherty, Annelies Pool, Laurie Sarkadi and Tonya Snow. Book readings, book signings, book sales, meet and mingle with authors and live music.
Cash Bar and refreshments
writing-workshopSunday, November 6, 2016
1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
The Good Company (5112 52 St.)

How to Write the Stories of Your Dreams: A Creative Writing Workshop:
In this hilarious and empowering workshop, Richard Van Camp will walk you through how to design unforgettable characters and demonstrate the necessity of conflict in your stories. You will have one month to send him a story after the workshop, so get ready to write and have fun. This is your chance to celebrate writing, to learn more about the craft of writing and the publishing industry from an author who has published  20 books in 20 years with 10 different publishers. Yippee!
$40.00 (10% off for NorthWords NWT members)
Register at the Yellowknife Book Cellar
Not in Yellowknife? To find out how to participate online contact jacqbrasseur@gmail.com
Sunday, November 6, 2016
4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
The Good Company (5112 52 St.)
NorthWords NWT Writer’s Festival Society AGM

Interested in joining the volunteer board? Join us for our annual AGM.