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 resulting stories are available as an e-book from House of Anansi Press -- which is on sale now -- and a portion of the e-book's profits will go to PGIs for Literacy.
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.
The experience was also captured on radio. Be sure to listen to The Next Chapter's award-winning Northwords episode!
And if you're in Toronto, don't miss the screening of Northwords at the International Festival of Authors at Harbourfront on Oct. 20!
Northwords author and illustrator Sarah Leavitt created this thoughtful handwritten and illustrated reflection on the food she ate in the Torngats.
Listen to Sarah Leavitt read her story inspired by the Torngats: