The 2014 NorthWords Writers Festival will take place June 5 - 8, 2014 in Yellowknife NT and June 5, 2014 in Fort Smith NT. For Program Information, log on to: www.northwordsnwt.ca
NorthWords 2014 will explore the world of science fiction with Canada's Premier Sci Fi Author Robert J. Sawyer who is one of only eight writers, and the only Canadian, to win all three of the world's top awards for best science-fiction novel of the year. He will be joined Sci Fi Author and Publisher Hayden Trenholm, winner of 2008 Canadian Science Fiction Aurora Award and owner of Bundoran Press Publishing House. Sci-Fi Author Liz Westbrook-Trenholm will also appear at NorthWords 2014.
Dave Bidini, musician, author of 12 books and the only person to be nominated for a Gemini, Genie, Juno and CBC's Canada reads will take us into the world of hockey and music.
Other NorthWords guest authors include Todd Babiak, author of five novels, including a satirical novel and, most recently, a thriller; Monique Gray Smith, acclaimed author of a fictionalized recovery memoir; and, Billeh Nickerson who has authored five collections of poetry. We are also looking forward to welcoming 2013 Burt Award Recipient Tara Lee Morin.
Our guest authors will join NWT authors in readings, panel discussions, workshops, mentorships and open mike.
NorthWords 2014 theme is Brave New North in recognition of northern authors, both established and emerging, who are taking risks to tell the deeper stories of the North and finding new and different ways of getting those stories told.