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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.

Was that cool, or what?

The Open Mike was a great success! We had a full slate of performers, some new and some returning. Also new to this Open Mike was Gerry Clark, who did a great job as the MC.

Winners at this Open Mike were:

Ann Lloyd in poetry
Ruthann Fecteau in true stories
Angie Gallop in fiction
and
Wayne Nott in songwriting

Wayne very generously played all night between sets to create a fun atmosphere. He’s an excellent singer and songwriter, and a newcomer to the Open Mike crowd.

Pictures will be going up as soon as I get them!

The next Open Mike will be held on October 1st, 2011. Book your space soon – we fill up quickly!