2018 Festival

The 2018 NorthWords NWT Festival will take place in and around Yellowknife from May 30 through June 3. Throughout this 4-day festival participants, writers, visiting authors and community members will be able to take part in several events, workshops, and panels. Popular events such as the FLASH, BLUSH, and the annual Gala will return this year, as well as several topic-specific panel discussions, writing workshops for all ages, and mentorship.

13th Annual NorthWords NWT Writers Festival

Dates: May 31, 2018 – June 3, 2018
Locations: Yellowknife, Hay River, Fort Smith

2018 Festival Schedule

Learn about this years visiting authors

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Photos from 2018 Festival

Group discussion


Cherie Dimaline at Kalemi Dene School


Kim Fahner at Sir John Franklin High School Yellowknife


Terry Fallis and Kim Fahner at Thebacha College Fort Smith
Rebecca Hendry, Gail Cry, Terry Fallis et al at the Wildcat Cafe.









Lee Maracle and Terry Fallis
Closing Discussion
“Finding Your Voice“ with Lee Maracle
Fran Hurcomb
Richard Van Camp
Patti Kay Hamilton
Neil Christopher – Inhabit Media
Robyn Scott
Hovak Johnston


Northwords Book Prize winner Hovak Johnston with Judith Drinnan, Yellowknife Book Cellar
Richard Van Camp and Cherie Dimaline with Kalemi Dene Schook students


Cherie Dimaline
Kim Fahne
Rebecca Hendry at Sir John Franklin High School
Terry Fallis