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 […]

Charlie Smith + Jeff Wiseman + Workshops = Inspiration all ’round

Charlie Smith + Jeff Wiseman + Workshops = Inspiration all ’round

Wasn’t Oct. 5th a fantastic Saturday? Charlie Smith and Jeff Wiseman started entertaining people the minute they hit town — at the motel; at the welcome party…. then they put on a show that left everybody feelin’ the love. When emcee Ali Doi whispered to Charlie “When did you want to wrap things up?” She […]

One of Our Own Beats Out Margaret Atwood!

One of Our Own Beats Out Margaret Atwood!

We are absolutely chuffed here at Stories in the North to announce Elizabeth Creith is this year’s recipient of Ontario Library Service North’s Louise de Kiriline Lawrence award for non-fiction. The award recognizes a Northern Ontario author who has made an outstanding contribution to Northern culture. And catch this: Elizabeth was shortlisted alongside another none other […]

Story Contest Winners!

Story Contest Winners!

As promised, here are the winners of the first-ever Stories in the North Short Story Contest! The judging was blind – the judges had no idea who had written any of the stories, so awards were made on the merits of the stories alone. Adult Division First Place: The Lurker by Sue Kerr Second Place: […]

Open Mike on Friday Sept. 20th

Open Mike on Friday Sept. 20th

Did you realize we give away real money ($200) at our Open Mike Nights? You get to vote for your favourites and see who wins the $50 prize in each of four categories: poetry, fiction, true stories, and words with music. So enter or just come out. We always have a hilarious, fun time. Who? You! […]

Workshops with Local Authors Oct. 5th

Workshops with Local Authors Oct. 5th

It’s official! We have our slate of workshops for Saturday, October 5, 2013. We’ve found a wealth of talent right in our own area and they’ll be sharing their knowledge with all writers and those interested in learning to write. Here’s the slate of workshops: 10 A.M.: Discover Your Stories with Idea Queen Angie Gallop […]

Charlie Smith and Jeff Wiseman coming to town Oct. 5th!

Charlie Smith and Jeff Wiseman coming to town Oct. 5th!

The Bard of the North is back by popular demand! Mark your calendars for October 5th. We promise it will be an evening to remember. Last time we hosted Charlie Smith, he packed the Thessalon Legion basement and had the place rocking with laughter. So many people have asked about him since that we decided […]