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, Saturday October 1st!

Hear ye! Hear ye! Stories in the North will be holding an Open Mike evening on October 1st, 2011. (That’s a Saturday night.) We’ll be holding it, as usual, downstairs at the Legion in Thessalon. This time we have an added attraction. We’ll be making the draw for the quilt – yes, this quilt – […]

Kateri and Shane a hit

Yesterday morning Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm led a workshop in writing with courage, giving the participants tools to deal with a story that stops you cold. In the afternoon, Shane Belcourt led a lively workshop on screenwriting. I attended both, and I’m glad I did! The evening at the Oddfellows’ Hall also went well. The Rebekahs put […]

Saturday…

…is the big day. We have a few spots left for the two workshops, Writing with Courage at 10 a.m. with Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm, and Screenwriting at 1:30 p.m. with Shane Belcourt. Lunch included. Even if the workshops aren’t your thing, don’t miss the performance at 7:00 p.m. at the Oddfellows’ Hall on Main Street in […]

Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm appears July 16th in Thessalon!

We’ve been looking forward to this one for a long time! Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm is bringing her performance poetry to Thessalon on the evening of July 16th. She’ll be accompanied by musician Shane Belcourt. The show will be at the I.O.O.F. hall, across from the Post Office on Main Street, Thessalon, at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are […]

Was that cool, or what?

The Open Mike was a great success! We had a full slate of performers, some new and some returning. Also new to this Open Mike was Gerry Clark, who did a great job as the MC. Winners at this Open Mike were: Ann Lloyd in poetry Ruthann Fecteau in true stories Angie Gallop in fiction […]

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 […]

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 […]