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Sssssshh! Silent Auction!

Stories in the North has a silent auction running from now until noon on August 2nd. It’s at the Northern Credit Union on Main Street in Thessalon. We have some great summer reading, a pack of books with Thessalon connections, a genuine Japanese kimono in silk and cotton, gardening kits, a pamper-yourself spa basket and more goodies.

To bid, just drop in to Northern Credit Union during open hours and add your bid, name and phone number to the sheet. The proceeds go to support Stories in the North and help them produce their author events and Open Mike nights.

Don’t forget about the short story contest! There’s still time to write your up-to-5000-word masterpiece and submit it. The postmark deadline is July 31st, 2013. Get the details on our Writing Contest page!


Don’t tell anyone, but the Silent Auction was a huge success. We had dozens of great items up for bid, and all of them sold. The money we raised will go to bring authors and workshop leaders to Stories in the North. We want to thank everybody who bid for their support, and we’d also like to thank Northern Credit Union for allowing us to set up our tables there for the month of July.

Missed out on the auction? You still have a chance for a great item at a bargain price! We have a gorgeous quilt to be raffled off. Proceeds go to the benefit of Algoma Manor. This quilt was made by Dr. Blois’s mother and her quilt guild especially for us, and for this purpose.

Stories in the North will be set up at the Station Mall on August 17th to sell tickets. You can see the quilt there, but just to whet your appetite, here’s a picture. At $2.00 each, tickets on this baby are a bargain!

Once again, thank you all for your generous support.