Listen to The Next Chapter's award-winning Northwords episode


In the summer of 2011, CBC host Shelagh Rogers and five well-known Canadian writers went to Torngat Mountain National Park in remote northern Labrador. The authors were Alissa York, Noah Richler, Rabindranath Maharaj, Joseph Boyden and Sarah Leavitt, and their task was to soak up the spirit of the North and channel their surroundings into a piece of writing.

The entire journey was captured on film for the documentary Northwords, airing on the documentary channel on October 25. Until then, CBC Books will be exploring their experience in more detail.

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The experience was also captured for The Next Chapter and was turned into an award-winning radio documentary, which you can listen to in the audio player above. This episode, which originally aired on November 22, 2011, won a bronze medal at the New York Festivals International Radio Awards.

See pictures from the trip in the photo gallery below. For more photos, check out The Next Chapter on Facebook.

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