Schedule of Events – 2022

Thursday, May 26

Funding Information Session with NWT Arts Council
12pm-1pm, YK Library Meeting Room

Flash: Your 3 Minutes of Fame
Special guests and YOU!
Hosted by Dëneze Nakehk’o.
7 pm, Sundog Trading Post

Friday, May 27

Brown Bag Lunch
Readings by Lillian Allen, Jamesie Fournier, Ryan McCord, and more!
12 pm-1 pm, YK Library Meeting Room

Annual NorthWords Gala Readings
NorthWords NWT is pleased to present its 17th Annual Gala. The event will feature readings by guest authors Lillian Allen, Joseph A. Dandurand, Louise Flaherty, Ryan North, Niigaan Sinclair, Megan Wood, Jamesie Fournier, Ryan McCord, Tanya Snow, and a musical performance by Munya Mataruse.
Hosted by Ollie Williams.
7:30 pm, Northern Arts and Cultural Centre
$20 tickets available through NACC online

Saturday, May 28

Workshop: Performance Poetry with Lillian Allen
10 am-12 pm, Explorer Hotel
$20. Register Here!

Workshop: Publishing Traditional Stories to Bring Forward Indigenous Voices with Louise Flaherty
10 am-12 pm, Explorer Hotel
$20. Register Here!

Storytime with NorthWords
Sebastian Bernabe, Amber Henry, Isis Essery, Isabelle Caron Hébert, Miranda Currie.
10:30 am-11:30 am, YK Library Meeting Room

Panel Discussion: Publishing in the North and Small Press Releases
Louise Flaherty, Megan Wood, Céline Dewez (Présence Francophone). Moderated by Jesse Reid.
1 pm-2 pm, Explorer Hotel

Panel Discussion: How to Transpose Your Story into a Graphic Novel
Ryan North, Niigaan Sinclair, Kody Ferron, Jamesie Fournier, Alison McCreesh. Moderated by Jay Bulckaert.
1 pm-2 pm, Explorer Hotel

Panel Discussion: Thinking of Writing a Children’s book? Learn what compelled them to write children’s books and about the challenges of writing children’s literature
Isis Essery, Amber Henry, Isabelle Caron Hébert, Miranda Currie. Moderated by Lana de Bastiani.
2:30 pm -3:30 pm, Explorer Hotel

Panel Discussion: Poetry as a Reflection of our Times and Our Society
Lillian Allen, Joseph A. Dandurand, Jamesie Fournier. Moderated by Tanya Snow.
2:30 pm -3:30 pm, Explorer Hotel

Workshop: How to Write About Politics and not Have Everyone Hate You
with Niigaan Sinclair

4 pm-5:30 pm, Explorer Hotel
$20. Register Here!

Workshop: How To Write Funnier – A Serious Look At Comedy with Ryan North
4 pm-5:30 pm, Explorer Hotel
$20. Register Here!

Blush: An Evening of Erotica & Sensuality
Featuring the smooth jazz stylings of Andrew Jossa, special guest authors Amber Henry, Megan Wood, and YOU!
Hosted by Robyn Scott.
8 pm, Yellowknife Elks Club (downstairs)
$20 Tickets available Here!

Sunday, May 29

Workshop: Sharing our Gift with Joseph A. Dandurand
10 am – 12 pm, Explorer Hotel
$20. Register Here!

Workshop: Elements in Children’s Storybook Writing with Lana de Bastiani
10 am – 12 pm, Explorer Hotel
$20. Register Here!

Closing Words: It’s Your Words That Brought Us Together
Lillian Allen, Joseph A. Dandurand, Louise Flaherty, Ryan North, Niigaan Sinclair. Moderated by Robyn Scott.
1 pm-2:30 pm, Explorer Hotel

COVID-19 MEASURES: We want everyone to enjoy a fun and safe festival. Although safety measures have been lifted, participants are encouraged to wear a mask and maintain physical distancing whenever possible. Please stay home if you are experiencing COVID-like symptoms.