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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Spring Workshops and Show with Susie Moloney: She’s Come a Long Way Baby!

Spring Workshops and Show with Susie Moloney: She’s Come a Long Way Baby!

Visiting Author Susie Moloney Coming to Thessalon on May 4th, 2013 Stories in the North is proud to announce it will be hosting Susie Moloney on Saturday May 4th, 2013 for a day of workshops and an evening performance of her work alongside jazz stylings from the Jeff Holmes Band.