NorthWords Workshop with Hayden Trenholm

Turning Your Life Into Your Life Story
A hands-on master class that combines instruction with writing exercises to strength writers to create strong narratives in their fiction, essays and memoirs.

Join Hayden Trenholm, an award-winning playwright, novelist and short story writer for this two-day workshop, a hands-on master class that combines instruction and writing exercises to create strong narratives. Fiction and creative non-fiction writers will learn how to turn their personal or family stories and memoirs into strong, compelling tales.

Saturday April 9 and Sunday April 10, 2016
10:00 am to 4:30 pm
Northern Frontier Visitors Association
$120.00 for two days
10% Discount for members

Sign up at the Yellowknife Book Cellar in person or by calling 920 2220.
For more information, please email

Workshop Details
Day 1
Creating Strong Narratives
• What happens Next?
• The Power of Structure in Story Telling
Building Strong Characters
The Power of Speech – Voice and Dialogue
Finding Time to Write

Day 2
The Role of Research – Writing What You Understand
Sources of Inspiration – Music, Art, Travel, Family
Reading for Writing
Q&A on Writing, Marketing and Publishing
Your Story and Others
The Writing Life

NorthWords Workshop April 2016

NorthWords Workshop April 2016

Inuvik Writing Workshop


Writing to Kindle (not the ebook kind)

Join Victoria author Julie Lawson for an evening of writing activities guaranteed to kindle creativity and spark the flow of ideas. Bring pen, paper and a free-wheeling mind!

Workshop will be Wednesday April 19th at the Inuvik Centennial Library – Vicki Billingsley Community Room at 7 pm.

Make a Noise!

Self-marketing for writers with Dawn Curtis

Help! I’m a writer, not a marketer! 

Author, editor, Yoga as MuseTM facilitator and certified yoga instructor Dawn Curtis


The fact is, these days as an author, you have to do your own promotion, whether you’re traditionally or self-published.

Learn strategies, tips and tools to help you build recognition as an author, and get your book into the hands of your readers.

March 31, 2012, 1-4:30 pm,  308-Aurora College, Yellowknife NT.

Registration at Yellowknife Book Cellar. Fee: $40

For more information go HERE.

Workshop: Being Your Own Publisher

Annelies Pool

In this workshop, well-known northern Author/Editor/Publisher Annelies Pool looks at all aspects of being an indie publisher. She’ll examine the pros and cons of traditional, POD and ebook publishing, the costs, the steps involved, what to watch out for, promotion and publicity and more.  Saturday, January 21, 1 – 4:30 pm; Room 308, Aurora College, Yellowkife; Fee: $40 (10% discount with NorthWords membership).  Registration at Yellowknife Book Cellar.  More info HERE.


Self-Editing Workshop with Jamie Bastedo. More info HERE.