Schedule

Thursday, May 28th 2015

The Poetic Voice (Brown Bag Lunch)

12 NOON – 1PM | YELLOWKNIFE BOOK CELLAR

MC: Jennifer Knowlan

  • Joanna Lilley
  • Garry Gottfriedson
  • Jacq Brass
  • David Malcolm
  • Anthony Foliot

Festival Opening and Family BBQ

5 – 6PM ~ BBQ
6 – 6:45PM ~ BOOK LAUNCH *CUT OFF* BY JAMIES BASTEDO
7PM ~ READINGS | BAKER COMMUNITY CENTRE

MC: Allison Devereaux of CBC North

  • Richard Van Camp
  • Kathleen Winter
  • Steve Burrows

FLASH: Your 3 Minutes of Fame

8 – 10PM | BAKER COMMUNITY CENTRE

MC: Myranda Bolstad

  • Alexander McLeod
  • Garry Gottfriedson
  • Drew Hayden Taylor
  • Joanna Lilley
  • Jacqueline Guest
  • Cathy Jewison
  • Marcus Jackson
  • Derrick La Saga
  • Cara Loverock-Bryant
  • Patti Kay Hamilton,
  • Mindy Willett
  • Andrea Leask
  • Bren Kolson
  • Fran Hurcomb
  • Matt Fournier
  • & YOU!
Friday, May 29th 2015

Fiction & Stories (Brown Bag Lunch)

12 NOON – 1PM | YELLOWKNIFE BOOK CELLAR

MC: Cara Loverock-Bryant

  • Richard Van Camp
  • Drew Hayden Taylor
  • Alexander MacLeod
  • Patti-Kay Hamilton
  • Dave Olesen

DeBeers 10th Anniversary NorthWords Gala

7:30PM | EXPLORER HOTEL, KATIMAVIK ROOMS

MC: Annelies Pool

  • Kathleen Winter
  • Richard Van Camp
  • Drew Hayden Taylor
  • Garry Gottfriedson
  • Jacqueline Guest
  • Joanna Lilley
  • Alexander MacLeod
Saturday, May 30th 2015

Coffee Break: What Writers Read

10am – 11:30am | Champagne Room, Upstairs Centre 50/50 Mall

Admission: $20.00

  • A local reading group with Kathleen Winter & Alexander MacLeod

Panel Discussion: Where Next for Aboriginal Writing?

10am – 11:30am | Explorer Hotel, Katimavik Rooms

Moderator: Richard Van Camp

  • Drew Hayden-Taylor
  • Jacqueline Guest
  • Garry Gottfriedson
  • Tanya Roach

Eat, Meet & Mingle

12 noon – 1:15pm | Yellowknife Book Cellar

  • All Festival Authors

Panel Discussion: Differing Perspectives on Northern Writing

1:30pm – 3pm | Explorer Hotel, Katimavik Rooms

Moderator: Paul Andrew

  • Richard Van Camp
  • Kathleen Winter
  • Patti-Kay Hamilton
  • Annelies Pool

Panel Discussion: Festivals and Awards: What Do They Mean for Writers & Readers?

3:15pm – 4:45pm | Explorer Hotel, Katimavik Rooms

Moderator: David Malcolm

  • Garry Gottfriedson
  • Drew Hayden Taylor
  • Alexander MacLeod
  • Cathy Jewison
  • John Mutford

Listen Up! Pre-show Special with NorthWords Authors and Young Writers

6:45pm – 7:15pm | Northern Arts & Cultural Centre

  • Jacqueline Guest
  • Joanna Lilley
  • Jamie Bastedo
  • with young people from across the NWT

BLUSH: An Evening of Erotica & Sensuality

8pm – 10pm | Explorer Hotel, Katimavik Rooms

Admission: $10.00 (includes dessert & cash bar)

MC: Gail Cyr

  • Richard Van Camp
  • Kathleen Winter
  • Jacqueline Guest
  • Joanna Lilley
  • Patti-Kay Hamilton
  • Drew Hayden Taylor
  • Garry Gottfriedson
  • Jacq Brass
  • Alexander MacLeod
  • Tanya Roach
  • & YOU!
Sunday, May 31st 2015

Panel Discussion: Why Writers Need Editors?

10am – 11:30am | Explorer Hotel, Katimavik Rooms

Moderator: Judy McLinton

  • Kathleen Winter
  • Drew Hayden Taylor
  • Laurie Sarkadi

“On the Write Track” with Jacqueline Guest

9:30am – 11:30am | Explorer Hotel, Katimavik Rooms

Fee: $30.00 | Register at the Yellowknife Book Cellar


Lunch with Richard Van Camp: Miracles Mentors and Magic Plus the winners of SPARK!, NT Power Corporation’s emerging writer’s prize

12 noon – 1:30pm | Explorer Hotel, Katimavik Rooms

Tickets: $45 ($40 before May 21st, 2014)

MC: Patti-Kay Hamilton


“From Character to Plot & Back Again” with Alexander MacLeod

2pm – 4pm | Explorer Hotel, Katimavik Rooms

Fee: $30.00 | Register at the Yellowknife Book Cellar


“Writing about the North” with Joanna Lilley

2pm – 4pm | Explorer Hotel, Katimavik Rooms

Fee: $30.00 | Register at the Yellowknife Book Cellar


One on One Mentoring

FEE: $30.00 | REGISTER AT THE YELLOWKNIFE BOOK CELLAR

  • See authors/schedule on website under “Mentorship Schedule” under the 2015 Festival Program tab.