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 […]

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 read about a small island community (similar to Manitoulin Island) trying to survive after the […]

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 attended so, of course, we had to invite him back! This time, Brian Henry will be […]

Silent Auction a Great Success!

Stories in the North is pleased to report this year’s annual silent auction was our most successful yet. We raised more than $1,200 for local story contests, open mikes and visiting author events. Bravo to committee member Ali Doi, who worked hard to contact sponsors. We are incredibly thankful for all of the community support […]

Save the Date! Sept. 27th: A day of workshops and readings

Save the Date! Sept. 27th: A day of workshops and readings

We’re proud to present our next visiting author Waubgeshig Rice. Originally from Wasauksing, an island across from Parry Sound, Waub developed his passion for storytelling while listening to his elders’ stories. He started writing as a teen and some of those stories were collected in Midnight Sweatlodge, published by Theytus Books in 2011. He also started a journalism career young […]

Charlie Wilkins: A Peek into the Writing Life. Don’t miss our May 3 Workshops!

Charlie Wilkins: A Peek into the Writing Life. Don’t miss our May 3 Workshops!

“I thought I wouldn’t say things to offend anyone but, before long, I realized I needed to portray people as I perceived them for the theatre of the story.” -Charles Wilkins, who spent more than a month with 16 other people on a tiny boat rowing across the Atlantic Ocean. Then he wrote a book […]

April 4 Open Mike Spaces Still Available: All Categories

Come one! Come all! Open Mike is on Friday April 4th, 7:30 pm. We’ve still got a lot of spaces left, so the cash prizes are up for grabs. We’re looking forward to a great evening of poetry, fiction, true stories and words and music. We have  people coming from as far as Elliot Lake […]

Brian Henry Workshop a Great Success

Brian Henry Workshop a Great Success

When Brian Henry came to teach us how to get published, he shared a trade secret. From the following three factors: 1. a good book 2. luck 3. persistence you only need two to succeed. (Think it over: Harry Potter = a good book and persistence; Twilight = persistence and luck; any ‘overnight success’ = a good book and luck) We’d […]

Open Mike Spaces Still Available: All Categories

Open Mike Spaces Still Available: All Categories

Come one! Come all! Open Mike is on Friday April 4th, 7:30 pm. We’ve still got a lot of spaces left, so the cash prizes are up for grabs. We’re looking forward to a great evening of poetry, fiction, true stories and words and music. We have  people coming from as far as Elliot Lake […]

Change of Location: How to Get Published Workshop

We’ve had such great response for our March 23 workshop on How to Get Published, with Brian Henry. As a result we’ve had to change our location. We will no longer be at Algoma Manor. Instead, please join us in the basement of Zion United Church. (Services are taking place elsewhere this Sunday.) The church […]