About us

NorthWords Mission: To promote and support northern and aboriginal writers, and to facilitate the development of a northern literary culture.

We carry out our mission by:

  • Holding an annual writers festival in Yellowknife in June which allows established and emerging northern authors to share the stage with renowned Canadian authors.
  • Supporting northern writers through workshops, mentoring and literary contests.
  • Holding literary events in Yellowknife and other northern communities throughout the year.
  • Building partnerships with businesses and community organizations

NorthWords 2016/2017 Board of Directors:  Richard Van Camp; Patti-Kay Hamilton; Lynn O’Rourke; Allice Legat; Jacq Bass; Robyn Stewart; Allyssa Martin.

Executive Director: