The envelope, please…

Okay, it’s not the Oscars, but last night was Stories in the North’s second Open Mike Night. Our contestants were: In fiction, Gail Joy, Douglas Ord, Tom Johnson In non-fiction, Tatiana Johnson, Ruthanne Fecteau, Elizabeth Creith, Joyce Conway In poetry, Elizabeth Creith, Ruthanne Fecteau In songwriting, Al St. Pierre, Gail Joy And the winners were: […]

The next author is…..

Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm! Kateri is a poet and performance artist, living and working at Neyaashiinigmiing, Cape Croker Reserve on the Saugeen Peninsula in southwestern Ontario, and in Ottawa. Besides writing and performing poetry and music, Kateri has established Kegedonce Press, one of only three aboriginal publishing houses in Canada. To read an interview with Kateri, go […]

The Ontario Arts Council Rocks!

The Ontario Arts Council Rocks!

The Ontario Arts Council has been a generous supporter of writers in the Thessalon area since 2009. More than that, the OAC has supported Stories in the North for the past three years in bringing nationally recognized authors to our town. Stories in the North would be a shadow of itself were it not for […]

Strut your stuff for fifty bucks! Open Mike on March 4th, 2011

Stories in the North is having its second Open Mike Night¬† on March 4th. The doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. What’s on? Well, that depends on who signs up to perform. This is the time for all you closet divas – and whatever the male of “diva” is […]

Open Mic Night: $50 Cash Prizes

Open Mic Night: $50 Cash Prizes

Come show off your talent and/or cheer on your friends. Friday April 9th at the Thessalon Legion, we’re hosting an open mic night. Snacks provided. Cash bar. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets, $7, are available in advance at Forestland and Bruce Mines Library. They will also be available at […]

We’ll See You Aug. 29th with Author Charles Wilkins

We are gearing up for our day of workshops and stories with author Charles Wilkins here in Thessalon. There are only 4 workshop spaces left so if you want to sign up, call 705-842-3817. In the meantime, there are still plenty of tickets left for our exciting evening show of stories and music. Wilkins will […]

Two Fun, Fun, Fundraisers!

To raise a little money and have some fun, the Stories in the North Committee will be holding two great fundraisers over the summer in Thessalon. 1. A silent auction is now running at The Northern Credit Union on Main St. Bidders have an opportunity to win a night at the Mountainview B n’ B, […]

Stories in the North Presents Author Charles Wilkins

Stories in the North Presents Author Charles Wilkins

Aug 29th will be a great day for readers and writers here in Thessalon.¬† Stories in the North is bringing author Charles Wilkins to town. Wilkins has been nominated for both the Trillium Book Award and the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour for In the Land of Long Fingernails, a coming-of-age memoir about his gravedigger […]

Northern Writers and Storytellers Unite!

Not all great writers, storytellers, poets and film-makers live in urban centers. That’s why a group of people in Thessalon, Ontario have come together to create a story festival in the north. We are planning an event for July 2010 that will showcase talented folk who live in Northern Ontario or who are from Northern […]