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Sonia Idir

Executive Director

Email: ed@northwordsnwt.ca

Sonia Idir (she/her) moved from France to Canada in 2015, and to Yellowknife in 2017. GNWT worker during the day, she works part-time for Northwords where she learns about Northern books, writers and storytelling alongside a passionate and involved board of directors. Sonia is the Vice-President of the Multicultural Community of Yellowknife where she organizes dance events and multicultural… Read full bio

Amber O’Reilly

Event Coordinator

Email: coordinator@northwordsnwt.ca

Amber O'Reilly (she/her) is a French-Canadian multilingual poet, spoken word artist, playwright and screenwriter born and raised in Yellowknife. Her French-language poetry collection Boussole franche, published with Les Éditions du Blé, won the 2021 Prix littéraire Rue-Deschambault (Manitoba Book Awards) and was a finalist for the  2022 Prix Champlain.… Read full bio