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.