Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Celebrate An Evening of the Arts with NorthWord at winterPLAY

NorthWord magazine and Events Wood Buffalo cordially invite you to the launch event for our sixth issue, which features a theme of Sin. Celebrate An Evening of the Arts with NorthWord at winterPLAY on Friday, February 24, 2012 at The Post Gallery – in Keyano College.

There will be musicians, readings from authors published in the sixth issue, art and an open microphone, giving everyone a chance to share their inner artist at the free event.

"Events Wood Buffalo is delighted to be part of the launch of NorthWord's latest issue. We're very excited that the launch is happening in the Post, Fort McMurray's new public art gallery, and during the 2012 Syncrude winterPLAY festival. We're very much looking forward to experiencing a 'Sinful' celebration of the arts," said David Whitelock, Executive Director of Events Wood Buffalo.

Jennifer Hemstock, President, Northern Canda Collective Society for Writers (NCCSW), publishers of NorthWord magazine echoed similar sentiments.

“The launch event for our sixth issue is a special one for the NorthWord group. For the first time we are partnering with Events Wood Buffalo and participating in winterPLAY. The Post gallery is the perfect venue for an evening of literature, music and socializing. We hope everyone will join us to celebrate our sixth issue and look forward to the next half dozen,” said Hemstock.

Local writer and blogger Kevin Thornton is the guest editor of this issue, who looks forward to meeting everyone.

Based in Fort McMurray, Alberta the NCCSW publishes NorthWord twice yearly, rotating editors and themes from issue to issue.

The group is now accepting submissions for issue number seven, to be edited by local writer and journalist Kiran Malik-Khan. The theme is Harmony. The deadline is March 30, 2012.

Short stories or excerpts from current projects, fiction or non-fiction (3000 words maximum), verse of no more than 50 lines, along with anything surprising, original, or inventive can be submitted to the editors at northword@hushmail.com.

NorthWord is available for sale at the Keyano College Bookstore, Coles, Frames and More, Airport Gift Shop, and Chow’s Varieties.

Review copies are available upon request.

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For more information, please contact:

Kiran Malik-Khan
Media Director
Northern Canada Collective Society for Writers
c: 780-880-7666

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