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 hours and we have $175 + expenses to pay you.
If this opportunity excites you, mine your experience for a topic and send a proposal to Angie Gallop at firstname.lastname@example.org. Proposal deadline is July 18th.
Please write us a one-page proposal which includes the following:
1. A 35-word workshop description. (We’ll use this on our posters.)
2. Interactivity: How you plan to get people writing/involved?
3. Outcomes: What will participants have when the workshop is finished?
4. Summary of your experience.
We look forward to seeing your proposal!
If teaching workshops isn’t your thing, we are also looking for three volunteers to select our winning workshop proposals. If you feel up to this mission, please e-mail email@example.com.
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 writers for anyone 19 or over. Get the details at our Short Story Contest page!
We’re hoping for lots of entries. You know how to find a writer in Northern Ontario, don’t you? Chuck a rock – whoever you hit is probably a writer, or knows one, or is married to one, or is related to one. WIth that in mind, this should be a great contest!
It’s a themed contest, and the theme will be announced here and on our Facebook page on June 21st. Then rev up your pens or word-processors and get writing! Deadline for submission is July 31st, 2013. First, second and third place in each category will be awarded cash prizes and publication on this site.
Watch this space!
Local author Mary-Lynn Murphy will be launching her brand-new novel, Finding Grace, on Saturday May 11th at the Sault College Native Student Centre (Enji Maawnjiding).
Finding Grace is a “stark yet humorously whimsical coming-of-age story set in Northern Ontario and Toronto”, hot off Scrivener Press. Mary-Lynn will be reading from the book, and poet and singer Mark Dunn will provide music for the evening. This sounds like a perfect literary beginning-of-summer treat.
The show starts at 7:30, with free admission and free refreshments. (The parking is free in the evening, too – ignore the signs.)
Everything is happening in Room G1200. To find the venue, take the Willow Avenue Entrance #1 (most southerly entrance) and drive all the way to the end, J, the South Parking Lot.