About us

NorthWords Mission: To promote and support northern & 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 May / 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 2014/15 Board of Directors: Cara Loverock-Bryant (President); Judy McLinton (Vice President); Matt Fournier (Secretary & Treasurer); Jamie Bastedo; Richard Van Camp; Batiste Foisy; Patti-Kay Hamilton; Tammy Soanes-White.

Executive Director:  Ruth Bowen