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 […]

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 angiegallop@gmail.com. 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sssssshh! Silent Auction!

Stories in the North has a silent auction running from now until noon on August 2nd. It’s at the Northern Credit Union on Main Street in Thessalon. We have some great summer reading, a pack of books with Thessalon connections, a genuine Japanese kimono in silk and cotton, gardening kits, a pamper-yourself spa basket and […]

Call for workshop proposals!

The next Stories in the North workshops/reading event is October 5th and we are giving you a chance to teach a workshop. We pride ourselves on offering top-notch, interactive workshops so it’s important to us that you give participants a learning journey with chances to create and share work. Our workshops typically run for two […]

Write for fame, glory and – oh, yes – cash!

We at Stories in the North are holding our first-ever short story contest. Anyone who lives in Algoma, even for part of the year, is eliglble to enter. Oopsy, unless you’re on the Stories in the North board, of course! We have two categories – young writers up to 18 years of age, and adult […]

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 […]