I'm pleased to say that I am back on the board of directors of the NorthWords Writers Festival. I was one of the original organizers when the festival started in 2006, but have been on hiatus for the past three or four years. We have a full board this year, with 12 members plus an executive director.
In addition to an annual summer festival for readers and writers in Yellowknife, the group is now organizing events throughout the year. Upcoming events include a holiday book signing with local authors at the Yellowknife Book Cellar on Nov. 28, and a workshop on creating northern characters by yours truly on Dec. 5. For updates and details on Northwords events, please keep an eye on the festival website.