About Stories in the North

Stories in the North is an ad hoc organizing committee that has been plotting and scheming for more than five years. We’ve come together because we love books, we love to hear stories and we want to celebrate those with literary talent in our area.

Thessalon is a town of about 1,400 people located on the shore of Lake Huron between Sudbury and Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. We feel our town is the perfect location for a festival. We have fun campgrounds, friendly B&Bs and motels, and a great sandy beach for swimming.

Some of us in the organizing group are writers, others of us are doctors or town administrators; we even have the town librarian! Together we’ve put together workshops and readings since August of 2008, with such writers as Charles Wilkins, Charlie Smith and Jake MacDonald. We have a list of authors waiting to come to Thessalon, and big plans for the future.

We also promote and encourage local talent at our Open Mike nights. It’s all good fun, with food, a cash bar and a chance to shine on stage and maybe win the cash prize we offer for every category.

If you are interested in supporting us either with money or skills, please e-mail angiegallop@gmail.com.

Comments

  1. Jeanne Huntley says:

    Just heard about your interesting organization today in conversation with a very pleasant fellow in the book section of Value Village
    I’mvery interested in any upcoming events. Spend much of the summer at camp on Basswood Lake and would love to participate in any literary events….summer bookclubs??????
    Thanks