Welcome!

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

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!

 

Trivia Night a Success!

Trivia Night a Success!

Hall set up and ready to go!

Silent auction table with an array of fun treasures.

People also bid on our Blind Date with a book. (Thanks for the idea Sue Shaw!)

Wasn’t that fun? We had a great crowd out  and a VERY successful Trivia Night.

Good turn-out!

Big, big thanks to that amazing trivia team who so capably runs these events that some of us SIN members actually sat down and PLAYED! What a guilty pleasure for us. And how about those questions compiled by Heidi Werner who so creatively made them relate to SiN? That was fantastic!

Of course, we need to thank also those BBCers who’ve crossed over to become SiN members and capably took on some key jobs last night. Those hand pies made for us by Marla were awwww-mazing! And of course, we appreciate John and Christine’s bar-tending work too!

We hope you enjoyed our “blind dates” as much as we liked gathering them. Please come back here and share your thoughts on your winning books with us! And we thank everyone who supported our silent auction.

When all was said and done, there WAS a winning team, led by Gordon Graham.

Great job. You guys rocked. But then so did ALL of the teams.

In the end, the BIG WINNER was Stories In The North! The Graham team’s charity of choice to receive

“You can get anything at Stedman’s!” said MC Jenn in response to: “Canadians Buying More Sex Toys Due To Lack Of Hockey, Retailers Say” Real headline? True!

the $500.00 was STORIES IN THE NORTH!!!

So there you have it. We haven’t named all the names of those who helped but we’re sure you saw them running around and we hope they know how much we truly appreciate them. Without them this event would never have been as successful.

SiN’s true love is promoting literary arts and events in northern Ontario so watch for news of more events in the coming months!

Marla hand made all of the half-time snacks in the kitchen!

Ta Da! The winning team generously donated their $500 spoils to SiN! Thanks guys! We promise to spend it wisely — and creatively!!!

 

Trivia Night on Saturday January 27th

Trivia Night on Saturday January 27th

Join us for a Trivia Night Fundraiser on Saturday January 27th! The event will take place at the IOOF Hall in Thessalon and will feature all those great Trivia Night goodies you love — like a cash bar, a half-time snack, and lots of laughs. And of … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]

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]