Workshops with Brian Henry

Writing is one thing – getting published is quite another. It’s always good to have some knowledgeable guidance when you venture out into the big, bad world of publishing. With that in mind, SiN has booked a special publishing workshop with author and Ryerson University instructor Brian Henry. Brian’s blog, Quick Brown Fox, is rife with […]

Paula Dunning on CBC

Local writer Paula Dunning was featured on The Sunday Edition with Michael Enright, reading her piece “Snowbird”. Paula began this essay in September at the writing binge. At dinner we read from the day’s writing; when Paula read this piece to us we knew we had a winner! Angie Gallop said “I could totally picture […]

Elliot Lake Open Mike, and NaNoWriMo

The Elliot Lake writers’ group is holding an open mike Saturday November 16th at Grace Christian Church. There are still three spots available in true stories, one in music and two in poetry. What an opportunity for a fun evening and a chance at a $50 prize in your chosen category! I can’t believe they […]


Hey, all you wannabe novel writers! Stories in the North is holding a kick-off party at the Thessalon Library on Friday November 1st, from 7:00-9:00 p.m.   We also have four group writing dates during the month, all at the library: Wednesday November 6th, 10-12 noon Tuesday November 12th, 1-4 p.m. Wednesday November 20th, 10-12 […]

Lauren Carter taking CBC by “Swarm”

Lauren Carter taking CBC by “Swarm”

Lauren Carter’s debut novel “Swarm” is in the top 40 list for Canada Reads. Lauren grew up in Blind River, and “Swarm” is her first novel. The protagonist is Sandy Burch-Bailey, living a bare-bones survival life on an island with her unsympathetic partner Marvin. When food begins to go missing from her garden, Sandy discovers […]

Gear up for NaNoWriMo!

Have you ever said, “I want to write a book”? If you have a novel in you, time to spit it out, at the rate of 1,667 words a day. That’s all you need to write to finish 50,000 words in the month of November, National Novel Writing Month. It doesn’t have to be the […]

Winners of Open Mike

Winners of Open Mike

…everyone who attended and had a great time! We had a full slate – or almost – with five entries in each of Poetry, True Stories and Fiction, and three in Words and Music. We need more musicians!! The winner in Poetry was Jeanine Rosenberg with her humourous verse about preparing for Christmas. The winner […]

Fabulous writing workshops coming up!

Stories in the North is hosting four workshops on Saturday October 5th. There are still places, so sign up now by calling Angie Gallop at 705-842-2451, or email her at The slate again is: 10 A.M.: Discover Your Stories with Idea Queen Angie Gallop You know you’d like to write but where do you […]

Dawn Nash

Dawn Nash

We are so very sorry to hear of the death of one of our fans, a strong supporter of our Open Mike nights and a talented poet, Dawn Nash. Dawn attended several of our Open Mike nights, and had just spoken to Angie Gallop about regretfully having to miss the next one. We are going […]

Open Mike coming up fast!

This Friday, September 20th, is the Open Mike night. When we held our first Open Mike, several years ago, members of the board stepped up to play so that the evening would be reasonably full. Now the spots fill up so fast! We might have a couple left, if that. We’re looking forward to a […]