The 2019 NorthWords NWT Festival will take place in and around Yellowknife from May 30 through June 2. 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.
14th Annual NorthWords NWT Writers Festival
Dates: May 30, 2019 – June 2, 2019
Locations: Yellowknife, Hay River, Fort Smith
Flash – Your 5 Minutes of Fame
Join NorthWords at Javaroma for this all ages open mic event featuring Billy-Ray Belcourt and the music of Matt Fournier.
Thursday, May 30 from 7 pm to 9 pm
NorthWords Café, Gala and Silent Auction
Mix and mingle with guest authors during the pre-show café hour in the lobby of the NACC. The Fireweed Children’s Choir will entrain as you browse the book sale or participate in the silent auction. Entrance to the café hour is free and all are welcome. Proceeds from the book sale and silent auction support NorthWords activities.
Friday, May 31, 7pm to 8pm
Tickets are now on sale for the Gala show featuring musical guests the Andrea Bettger Band and Tanya Roach Throat Singers. (insert hotlink to NACC ticket sales http://naccnt.ca/events/local-events/NorthWords-Gala
Blush – An Evening of Erotic and Sensual Readings
Bring that special someone out for an evening of titillating open mic readings accompanied by jazz musicians Andrew Jossa and Sean Robson. Tickets now on sale at the Yellowknife Book Cellar.
Saturday, June 1 at the Elks Lodge. Doors open at 7:30 pm