Thursday, June 11, 2009

The Northwords Writers Festival- Pregame Show

Tomorrow the Northwords Writers Festival begins here in Yellowknife. I'm very excited, to say the least and in the least imaginative way. This will be my very first time attending this event (I moved here shortly after last year's) and I also managed, thanks to Richard Van Camp, to get on the board.

Tonight, us lucky board members were able to meet with our visiting authors over a delicious barbecue held at Judith's. Judith is not only a terrific hostess, but also the proprietor of the finest bookstore north of 60, the Book Cellar.

Considering the distance these people travelled, they were remarkably friendly, fun and relaxed. I didn't manage to take pictures of everyone just yet, but here are some to enjoy:

Here I am with poet Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm

Trading kisses with Joseph Boyden (if it looks like I stink, I probably did after riding my bike to get there):

With Anita Daher:

And with Richard. If it looks awkward, it was. Richard's tall and I'm less than tall. Much less than tall. Plus it was one of those self-taken dealies. Gotta love my double chin at that angle.

Tune in over the next few days for more highlights!


Melwyk said...

Sounds fantastic! Love the pic of trading kisses with Joseph Boyden; I know a lot of women who will be jealous now. ;)

Anonymous said...

Awkward fun! Hope to see you on Saturday night.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

You board member, you. And such a tease.

Have fun being a playa. We'll expect more updates.

Unknown said...

Everybody has double chins at that angle! hehe! :)

It was nice to meet you, by the way. :)

Susan said...

Thanks for the pictures! And telling us all about it. It sounds fantastic. And Melanie is right, I am jealous now too!!!