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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:

In fiction, Gail Joy
In non-fiction, Joyce Conway
In poetry, Ruthanne Fecteau
In songwriting, Al St. Pierre

We had great snacks – cheese and cold cuts, chips and dips, homemade squares, devilled eggs, salsa. Who needs dinner? Heather behind the bar served the drinks. There were four door prizes, and a good time was had by all – or at least so we believe.

Spaces for the next Open Mike – and we haven’t even thought about a date yet! – are filling up. Six have been taken already. The categories for the next event are Fiction, True Stories, Poetry and Songwriting. For True Stories we are asking people to stick to the story and leave op-ed pieces and opinion essays at home.

We have a strict five-minute time limit for all entries. Entry fee is five dollars per category, one entry per category per person.

Watch this space for a date. Call 705-842-3817 to register.

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 – to come out and wow the crowd.

The last Open Mike brought sixteen area performers to the Legion in Thessalon to recite and read poetry, fiction and non-fiction, and to sing songs that they’d written.

This year we have the same four categories – fiction, non-fiction, poetry and songwriting. Each entrant gets up to five minutes to impress the audience with their original work.

At the end of the evening, the audience votes. The winner in each category walks away with bragging rights and fifty dollars. Did we say you couldn’t pack the hall with your friends? No, not us! Go for it!

We’ll provide coffee and snacks. (We’re not the home baking literary festival for nothing!) Tickets are $7.00 each.

Entry fee is $5.00. To register, call Elizabeth at 842-3817.