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Stories in the North is the home baking literary festival in Thessalon.

Nov. 24 Paula Dunning and Jeff Hinich

Nov. 24 Paula Dunning and Jeff Hinich

Find the universal themes in your stories.

Paula Dunning’s had personal essays on CBC’s The Sunday Edition and a short story submitted for the Journey Prize.

‘Tis the writing season with Nanowrimoers gearing up for their month-long writing marathon.

Support yourself and your work by coming to Bruce Mines on Saturday Nov. 24th for a day of writing and song with Paula Dunning and Jeff Hinich.

We’ll be at the community hall, right in the centre of town  (#9180 on Hwy 17).

Musician Jeff Hinich is also an author, having penned Walking With Thoreau

The day starts off at 10 am with a workshop focused on helping you find the universal themes in your own life stories.

After the workshop, we’ll have coffee, tea, and refreshments to create a cafe-style space for free-writing. There will be a sharing circle at the end of the free-writing time.

For those who aren’t interested in free writing, we’ll have an itinerary of “Things to do in Bruce Mines,” that includes vintage shopping, lunch at Bobber’s, a walk on the waterfront, and a special hot treat at the ice cream shack.

In the evening, Paula will share excerpts from her book Shifting Currents alongside singing and banjo-stylings from Jeff Hinich. Paula and Jeff have worked for years together in the “Small but Mighty” writing group so the show promises to be a warm, fun time. Doors for the show open at 7 pm.

So be in touch! To register for the workshop (cost is $40), call Rhea McAdam at 705-785-3415. For the evening show, admission will be $10 at the door. There will be finger foods available free of charge and a cash bar.

A bit about the author:

As a young, newly married idealist, Paula Dunning escaped the turbulent 1960s in the U.S. and settled in Canada, eventually embarking on a farming venture in northern Ontario with her husband, Jack, in the 1970s and 1980s. Those decades have become the subject of her recently published memoir, Shifting Currents.

In the 1990s, she began a career as a freelance writer and editor, writing articles and speeches for both the private and public sector. For twelve years, she was editor of Education Canada, the flagship publication of the Canadian Education Association. Since retirement, she has turned her hand to memoir, essays, and short fiction. Her essays have aired on CBC radio’s The Sunday Edition, and her short story, “The Red Kite”, was submitted for the 2016 Journey Prize by Agnes and True, a Canadian Literary Magazine.

Workshop with author Paula Dunning on Memoir Writing followed by free-writing and/or reading cafe and a sharing circle: $40 for the day.

When: 10 am on Sat. Nov. 24.

Register by calling Rhea McAdam at 705-785-3415.

Evening show features stories from Dunning alongside music with Jeff Hinich.

Show starts at 7 pm. $10 at the door. Snacks included. Cash bar.

Location for both events: Bruce Mines Community Hall, in the centre of town at 9180 Hwy 17.

 

 

Meet Sophie Edwards OAC’s new Northeastern Representative

Meet Sophie Edwards OAC’s new Northeastern Representative

She wants to hear about your project.

Sophie Edwards is our new Ontario Arts Council rep and she wants to hear about your project!

In Thessalon: Tuesday, June 12 from 2-4 pm at 248 Water St.

In the Sault: Wednesday, June 13. 1-4 pm = Drop in one-on-one sessions. 6-8 pm = Learn about available grants and brainstorm. Call 1-844-711-5034 to book your one-on-one in the Sault.

We, at SiN, are so excited about the new Northeastern Representative for the Ontario Arts Council. She’s based on Manitoulin Island and has led an ad hoc collective through its development into a fully fledged non-profit arts organization. Read more about her here.

What’s even more exciting is that she’s coming to our area next week to discuss the available grants and talk with you about your projects.

She’ll be in Thessalon on Tuesday at my (Angie Gallop’s) house. I’ll put on some tea and fancy water. Let’s talk!

Then on Wednesday, she’ll be at the Sault Community Career Centre. The poster with all of the details is below.

So c’mon out! It doesn’t matter what discipline your project is in. Get ready to brainstorm and see what we can create in Algoma!

 

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