SiN with Gail Anderson-Dargatz

SiN with Gail Anderson-Dargatz

Another event over. Another great author connection made. This one with Gail Anderson-Dargatz. We are thrilled and honoured to have connected with this talented Canadian author. It was wonderful having Gail with us for a couple of days sharing her knowledge, wisdom and especially her stories. Gail Anderson-Dargatz already had so many fans in Algoma (going back […]

SiN presents: author Gail Anderson-Dargatz on June 25th

SiN presents: author Gail Anderson-Dargatz on June 25th

You’ve been waiting and we’ve got details on author Gail Anderson-Dargatz. And yes! She’s coming to Thessalon. Stories in the North is excited to bring Anderson-Dargatz, a two-time Giller nominated novelist, to town on Saturday, June 25. Anderson-Dargatz will be in Thessalon to teach writing workshops and to share with us at an evening of reading and music. The […]

Mark Your Calendar: Sept 26th

Mark Your Calendar: Sept 26th

We are thrilled to announce our upcoming author event on Sept. 26th with Lauren Carter. Lauren grew up in Blind River and has ancestors who lived on Manitoulin Island. Her first novel, Swarm, was long-listed for Canada Reads 2014. It’s a great read about a small island community (similar to Manitoulin Island) trying to survive after the […]

We’re back! Join us April 25

We’re back! Join us April 25

Brian Henry will teach us how to build our stories followed by an evening of wilderness tales and foot-stompin’, step-dancin’ fun as Paton Lodge Lindsay teams up with the O’Schraves He gave the best publishing workshop many of us had ever attended so, of course, we had to invite him back! This time, Brian Henry will be […]

Workshops with Waub and John

Workshops with Waub and John

Did you attend the recent Stories in the North workshops with Waubgeshig Rice and John Degen? If so, you just may see yourself in today’s post. As promised, we’re sharing more photos from that weekend. Today’s photos are all about the workshops. We started out bright and early Saturday morning with a great crowd in […]

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 […]

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 […]

Change of Location: How to Get Published Workshop

We’ve had such great response for our March 23 workshop on How to Get Published, with Brian Henry. As a result we’ve had to change our location. We will no longer be at Algoma Manor. Instead, please join us in the basement of Zion United Church. (Services are taking place elsewhere this Sunday.) The church […]

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 […]