Local authors shortlisted!

Two Thessalon-area authors have been shortlisted for the Louise Kiriline Lawrence award in non-fiction. This award is given each year by the Ontario Library Service – North to a book by a Northern writer. Paton Lodge Lindsay’s book “The King of Algonquin Park” and Elizabeth Creith’s book “Shepherd in Residence” have both made the short […]

The Story Contest…

…deadline has passed, and we had a decent response to our very first contest. We’re so excited that so many of you wrote your stories and sent them in to us. The judges have them now, and we’ll be announcing the results here and on our Facebook page on August 31st. Stay tuned! Aside from […]

Sssssshh! Silent Auction!

Stories in the North has a silent auction running from now until noon on August 2nd. It’s at the Northern Credit Union on Main Street in Thessalon. We have some great summer reading, a pack of books with Thessalon connections, a genuine Japanese kimono in silk and cotton, gardening kits, a pamper-yourself spa basket and […]

King of Algonquin Park

King of Algonquin Park

Paton Lodge Lindsay’s book King of Algonquin Park was launched June 1st. It’s the true story of an exceptional and notorious wilderness man and his struggles to survive in the remote, rugged terrain of Algonquin Park in childhood, the Depression, and through the war years. It’s also a story of love between two rather unlikely people. Paton […]

Call for workshop proposals!

The next Stories in the North workshops/reading event is October 5th and we are giving you a chance to teach a workshop. We pride ourselves on offering top-notch, interactive workshops so it’s important to us that you give participants a learning journey with chances to create and share work. Our workshops typically run for two […]

The Short Story Contest theme!

Here it is, the long-awaited theme of the Stories in the North Short Story Contest. Drumroll….and – the envelope, please! Summer Outdoors There it is – write what you will, romance, a ghost story or a fishing trip, science fiction, fantasy or slice-of-life, humour or horror, it doesn’t matter. Just make sure that summer outdoors […]

Write for fame, glory and – oh, yes – cash!

We at Stories in the North are holding our first-ever short story contest. Anyone who lives in Algoma, even for part of the year, is eliglble to enter. Oopsy, unless you’re on the Stories in the North board, of course! We have two categories – young writers up to 18 years of age, and adult […]

Short Story Contest

Short Story Contest

SHORT STORY CONTEST! What: A themed short story contest Who: Anyone living in Algoma for all or part of the year When: The theme will be announced June 21, 2013 on storiesinthenorth.com and on our Facebook page Where: Mail stories to: Stories in the North Short Story Contest c/o Box 369, Thessalon, Ontario P0R 1L0 Why: For the fun of […]

A Day with the Horrorista

A Day with the Horrorista

Susie Moloney bills herself as a “horrorista” on her Facebook page, but she is much, much more than that. To start with, she’s a great workshop leader. The morning workshop was about backstory. Even if the character’s backstory doesn’t end up as part of the story on the page, the author has to know it […]

“Finding Grace” book launch

“Finding Grace” book launch

Local author Mary-Lynn Murphy will be launching her brand-new novel, Finding Grace, on Saturday May 11th at the Sault College Native Student Centre (Enji Maawnjiding).