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

Polish Your Script!

Polish Your Script!

Dust off your notebook and find that favourite story, poem or song. Stories in the North is having an Open Mike on Sept. 23. Cash prizes are up for grabs. If you aren’t a writer or poet, come anyway. It’s a fun night and the audience decides who will win by secret ballot.

Thanks to our sponsors, Brent Rankin at the North Shore Sentinel, The BBC book club, Tina Johncox, and an anonymous donor we’ve got $50 to give to the winning performer in each of four categories: True Stories, Fiction, Poetry, and Words n’ Music. Plus, we’ll have some great snacks sponsored by Enjo with Cyndy King.

All entries must be original and written by the performer. We’ll accept song parodies in Words n’ Music.

Entrants will have five minutes to perform their pieces. After that, they’ll be dragged from the stage with the infamous hook. (It *has* happened. Just ask Thessalon’s Gordon Graham.)

If you want to enter, call Rhea McAdam at 705-785-3415 and tell her your name and the category you are entering. On Open Mike night, bring along $5 for your entry fee.

Audience members pay $7 admission. There will be a cash bar.

Location: Thessalon Legion 18 Algoma St., behind the Main St. Pharmacy.

Doors open at 7 pm.

 

Well, hello there…want to be a SiNner?

Welcome to Stories in the North’s website.

Yes, we’ve been a bit slack this past year but we’re back, rejuvenated, and ready for our second decade.

Are you?

Watch for details on events coming soon. What kind of events? Maybe an Open Mike to start, then some fundraising events and of course some super-fun author events complete with workshops, readings and a chance to meet our authors!

Be sure and say hello in our comment section and tell us how you found us. You can also read some of our previous posts and recaps of our author events.

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Thanks for coming and –trust us–SiN is fun!

SiN with Gail Anderson-Dargatz

SiN with Gail Anderson-Dargatz

Another event over. Another great author connection made. This one with Gail Anderson-Dargatz. We are thrilled and honoured to have connected with this talented Canadian author. It was wonderful having Gail with us for a couple of days sharing her … [Continue reading]

SiN presents: author Gail Anderson-Dargatz on June 25th

SiN presents: author Gail Anderson-Dargatz on June 25th

You've been waiting and we've got details on author Gail Anderson-Dargatz. And yes! She's coming to Thessalon. Stories in the North is excited to bring Anderson-Dargatz, a two-time Giller nominated novelist, to town on Saturday, June … [Continue reading]

Open Mike Night in Thessalon is Friday, May 13: It’s your bad luck if you miss out.

Open Mike Night in Thessalon is Friday, May 13: It’s your bad luck if you miss out.

The ever-popular Open Mike night, an event SiN likes to describe as “a talent show of a different sort”, takes place Friday, May 13 downstairs at the Royal Canadian Legion in Thessalon. Start time is 7 p.m. There are still openings in each of … [Continue reading]

Short story contest winners announced

Short story contest winners announced

The day you’ve been waiting for has arrived! We’re announcing the winners of the Stories in the North 2015 Short Story Contest. Before we get to the winners, we’d like to thank everyone who entered. As for the contest itself, it ran in early … [Continue reading]

Mark Your Calendar: Sept 26th

Mark Your Calendar: Sept 26th

We are thrilled to announce our upcoming author event on Sept. 26th with Lauren Carter. Lauren grew up in Blind River and has ancestors who lived on Manitoulin Island. Her first novel, Swarm, was long-listed for Canada Reads 2014. It's a great … [Continue reading]

Wasn’t that a party? Latest author event a success

Wasn’t that a party? Latest author event a success

We're still coming down from the "high" of our latest author event. How fun was THAT? First off, we started out with 24 people enjoying a very informative workshop with Brian Henry. Brian's workshops are always filled to the brim with oodles of … [Continue reading]

SiN announces Short Story Contest!

SiN announces Short Story Contest!

Algoma area writers, get your pens and keyboards ready - you’ve got less than a month! For what? Why, to write your entry for the Stories in the North Short Story Contest! That's right. We've already announced the details of our3rd Annual Short … [Continue reading]

We’re back! Join us April 25

We’re back! Join us April 25

Brian Henry will teach us how to build our stories followed by an evening of wilderness tales and foot-stompin', step-dancin' fun as Paton Lodge Lindsay teams up with the O'Schraves He gave the best publishing workshop many of us had ever … [Continue reading]