NorthWords NWT is a major supporter of NWT authors. It is proud to foster the careers of both emerging and established northern writers by offering workshops, mentorships, opportunities to read their work and hosting events where they can share the stage with established Canadian authors.


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2022 Festival Highlights



“Many kind and loving thanks to the organizers, volunteers, facilitators, speakers and donors, for a beautiful festival. It was an incredible honour to perform, read, share, and listen to the amazing words and stories, the kind and wonderful humans I met hold a special place in my heart.
My time in Yellowknife has become one of my cherished memories. I hope to make it back sometime in the future.

Blessings and gratitude,”


“Thank you to the organizers of Northwords NWT. Kevser, Lucie and I participated in the 3 workshops today. We truly enjoyed the discussion panels and were enlightened about writing and the beauty of indigenous story telling.”


“A marvelous festival in a magical place! I’m so glad to have been invited. If you have a chance, absolutely go!”

Teva Harrison