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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 – for which we have been madly selling tickets for months. Open Mike night will be the last opportunity to buy a chance on this lovely quilt.

Doors open at 6:30, and the festivities will start at 7 p.m. We have four categories, with a $50.00 prize offered for the winner of each category. The categories are:

Poetry: rhymed or not, traditional or experimental – your call!
Fiction: Wow us with your best story!
True stories: If it happened in real life, tell it here!
Words and music: We’ve changed this one a little. Previously we were looking only for original songs. Now we will also take parody.

There is a $5.00 entry fee for each spot. You are limited to five minutes, including whatever introductory remarks you make.

Who decides the winners? The audience does, by popular vote; feel free to pack the hall with your loyal supporters! Admission is $7.00. There will be snacks and a cash bar.

To register call 705-842-3817. Please leave your name and phone number, the category you want to enter, and a good time to call you. You can also email elizabeth.creith@bell.net.

At the moment we have two spots available in poetry, fiction and true stories, and three in words and music.

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.