Ninety-four Submissions Received for Anthology of NWT Writing – Education – Native Newswire

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Yellowknife – De Beers Canada and NorthWords are pleased to announce that 94 submissions have been received for their planned Anthology of NWT Writing. Submissions have been received from around the Northwest Territories and across Canada. “We are thrilled by the response to this project,” said Cathie Bolstad, Director, External & Corporate Affairs for De Beers Canada. “This project is another one of De Beers Canada’s literacy initiatives in the NWT. De Beers’ goal in supporting this project is to publish a book that reflects and celebrates the dynamic spirit, beauty and vibrancy of the Northwest Territories, its people and their stories.” The partnership to publish the Anthology was announced at NorthWords’ annual festival in June 2011. De Beers is the major funder of the Anthology and the Premier Sponsor of NorthWords. The submissions have now been turned over to a panel of judges who will review them without knowing the identity of the authors. Prior to publication, authors of the selected pieces will have the opportunity to polish their stories and poems, under the guidance of a professional editor. About 30 works will be included in the finished anthology which will be published by Great Plains Publications of Winnipeg under their Enfield and Wizenty imprint. “NorthWords is not only looking forward to discovering new northern writers and re-visiting established northern writers, but to sharing new northern literary works with a broader audience,” said Annelies Pool, Executive Director of NorthWords. “I want to thank all those who submitted. I also want to thank De Beers for their support, without which this project would not be possible.” Writers whose works are selected for the anthology will be notified in the next few weeks, and their names officially announced at the seventh annual NorthWords Festival, May 31-June 3 in Yellowknife. It’s hoped the book will be ready for release in early fall of 2012. For more information, contact: Terry Kruger
Communications Specialist
De Beers Canada
T. (867) 766-7327 Annelies Pool
Executive Director
Northwords Writers Festival Society
T. (867) 445-6800


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