NorthWords NWT is seeking NWT writers and storytellers

Are you a seasoned published writer with new books (2016-2017) or recent magazine articles, a self-published writer, a new writer with a manuscript in the works, a storyteller, or literary performer? Are you interested in participating in the festival this year alongside our guest authors? We’d love to hear from you. Fill out the expression of interest form on the NorthWords website We will be selecting our northern authors on April 4.

The 2017 festival will take place in Yellowknife and surrounding communities and in Hay River. We would like to host 3 or 4 writers living and writing outside of Yellowknife this year, so if you’re living outside of Yellowknife, be sure to let us know you are interested.

We will be in touch with everyone who submits by April 15.

The theme of the festival this year is Reconciliation: Honoring the past, looking to the future. We are looking for a diversity of voices and perspectives on this theme (personal, social, cultural, political) but your published or unpublished work does not have to address this theme directly.


Lynn O'Rourke
NorthWords NWT

Monday, March 20, 2017