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Local authors shortlisted!

Two Thessalon-area authors have been shortlisted for the Louise Kiriline Lawrence award in non-fiction. This award is given each year by the Ontario Library Service – North to a book by a Northern writer.

Paton Lodge Lindsay’s book “The King of Algonquin Park” and Elizabeth Creith’s book “Shepherd in Residence” have both made the short list. The winner will be announced sometime in September, and the awards ceremony is held in Sudbury on September 25th.

We will keep you posted on how our two authors fare!

Mark it on your calendars! May 12th!

That’s the date for the next reading and set of workshops presented by Stories in the North.

Our guest author for the day will be Elizabeth Creith. Elizabeth was a regular on CBC Sudbury for many years, and also a featured writer/broadcaster on Richardson’s Roundup. She recently completed a book based on the “Shepherd in Residence” pieces she did for the roundup, to be released in April by Scrivener Press.

In the morning Elizabeth will teach “Make ‘Em Laugh”, a workshop on writing humour. Humour arises out of observation of an experience which may not, at the time, have been funny at all. Elizabeth will show how viewpoint, word use, comparison, simile, metaphor, detail, elision and timing all contribute to the creation of humour, and teach the rudiments of using these tools. Participants should come prepared to write, and with one or two incidents from their own experience they’d be prepared to share with other participants. Twenty participants.

In the afternoon, Elizabeth’s alter-ego, the Writer’s Dominatrix, will teach the technical aspects of writing. “You know what I mean” doesn’t cut it when your only means of communication is the printed word. Elizabeth will discuss and explain word use, punctuation and grammar with humour, and provide memory aids to help you avoid some of the most common writing errors. Twenty participants.

To register for workshops, call 705-842-3817 and leave your name and phone number and which workshop you’d like to take. Workshops are $25 each in advance, $40 for both. If you register on the day of the workshop, cost is $30 each, $50 for both.

The doors of the I.O.O.F. hall will open at seven for an evening of music, humour and delicious snacks provided by the Rebekahs. The show starts at eight; Elizabeth will read from “Shepherd in Residence” and other published works. We’ll have musical guests as well – still to be announced! Tickets will be available in advance. Watch this space for more details!

A new year for Stories in the North

We’re excited to announce our events and guest authors for 2012!

We’re planning another Open Mike event, with our usual cash prizes, date to be announced. For all of you looking for literary gifts as well as the thrill of bidding, we’ll be having our regular Silent Auction.

New this year, a writing competition. Although the details have yet to be worked out, we’re planning to have an adult and a youth competition, with cash prizes in both categories. The contest will be open to writers across Algoma. Watch for more details!

We also have not one, but two authors lined up for this year!

In May local writer Elizabeth Creith will be launching her humourous memoir “Shepherd in Residence”. She’ll also be teaching two workshops. The morning workshop, “Make ‘Em Laugh”, will be about how to write humour. In the afternoon Elizabeth’s alter-ego, the Writer’s Dominatrix, will give technical instruction on grammar, punctuation and diction.

In October Jamie Zeppa, author of “Beyond the Sky and the Earth” and “Every Time We Say Goodbye” will be here to read. The subject of her workshop has not yet been decided.

More details on all these events to follow!