Well, hello there…want to be a SiNner?

Welcome to Stories in the North’s website. Yes, we’ve been a bit slack this past year but we’re back, rejuvenated, and ready for our second decade. Are you? Watch for details on events coming soon. What kind of events? Maybe an Open Mike to start, then some fundraising events and of course some super-fun author […]

Silent Auction a Great Success!

Stories in the North is pleased to report this year’s annual silent auction was our most successful yet. We raised more than $1,200 for local story contests, open mikes and visiting author events. Bravo to committee member Ali Doi, who worked hard to contact sponsors. We are incredibly thankful for all of the community support […]

Third Place Winner in the SiN Short Story Contest

Hello again faithful readers! We’re excited to share with you the final entry of our top three short story contest entries. Congratulations to Virginia Funk. Thanks to Virginia, the other winners and to each of you who entered. We appreciate that each of you took the time to enter. Keep writing. For now, here’s Virginia’s […]

First Prize Winner in the SiN Short Story Contest

Hey Everyone: We’re excited to share with you the first place prize winner in our short story contest. Congratulations once again to Laurie Milito. Here’s her prize winning submission. MY GRANDMOTHER’S PEARLS – A Memoir I have only ever made three trips to the little cemetery on the Old Cote Road. Each time it was […]

And The Winners Are….

And….the winners of the Stories in the North 2nd Annual Short Story contest are… Drumroll please! And….(as we were saying)…the winners of the Stories in the North 2nd Annual Short Story contest are… in the adult category: 1st Prize – Laurie Milito (My Grandmother’s Pearls) 2nd Prize – Peggy Lauzon (Bad Hair Day) 3rd Prize […]

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 […]

Upcoming SiN Workshops — for Writers and Would-be Writers

Upcoming SiN Workshops — for Writers and Would-be Writers

Are you a writer or just have an inkling that you’d like to try your hand at it? Perhaps you just want to learn some new skills? Or maybe you just like hanging out with published authors? Stories in the North is calling all of you to take part in one or both of the upcoming […]

Short Story Contest Theme Announced!

Short Story Contest Theme Announced!

Shout Out to Algoma Writers Ever wanted to write a story and maybe even win a cash prize? Sharpen those pencils and put on your thinking cap for Stories in the North’s 2nd annual short story contest. “Lost and Found” is the theme of this year’s contest. Think about all the ways things could be […]

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 […]