From September 26-29th writers from across the country working in genres ranging from poetry, prose, story telling, and song writing will converge in Fort St. John to participate in the second annual Wild Words North Writing Festival and Art Exhibit.
With 17 different events including readings, panel discussions, presentations, performances and workshops, the festival is sure to have something for everyone. The three-day festival, administered by the Peace Liard Regional Arts Council, will feature writers such as internationally renowned storyteller and author, Richard Van Camp, Rhodes scholar and 2018 Griffin Poetry Prize winner Billy-Ray Belcourt, and Erin Moure, one of Canada’s most eminent and respected poets and translators.
Audience members will have the opportunity to listen to these writers (along with many regional writers as well) as they share their work and knowledge.
And that’s not all. Wild Words North will also showcase the region’s visual artists by displaying work inspired by the words of the festival’s feature writers. The opening of the Wild Words North Art Exhibit will take place Thursday, September 26th at 7 pm at Peace Gallery North. The exhibit will be held in conjunction with the opening of Wild Words North. Admission to the opening event is free to all community members.
Tickets for the rest of the festival are limited so be sure to get yours early. Full festival details and schedule are available on the PLRAC website www.peaceliardarts.org .
The PLRAC sincerely thanks the BC Arts Council, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Peace River Regional District, the Northern Rockies Regional Muncipality, and many more sponsors for making this festival—the only one of its kind in northeast BC—possible.