Friday, May 8, 2015

Stories in the North Short Story Contest and latest author event

Organizer Angie Gallop and Brian Henry
On April 25, I led a "How to Build Your Story" workshop in Thessalon (on the north short of Lake Huron, a couple hours west of Sudbury). This was my second time up there, and I hope to return often ~ they're a great group. Here's the report on their event, which combined my workshop in the day with an author reading and music in the evening, and the announcement of their annual short story contest . ~ Brian 

We’re still coming down from the high of our latest author event. Wasn't that a party?

First off, we started with 24 people enjoying a very informative workshop with Brian Henry.  Brian’s workshops are always filled to the brim with oodles of information for all levels of writers, from plotting your novel, right through to what’s selling and how to attract agents.

Of course we had a fab selection of morning treats to go with our delicious Looming Deadline coffee, a blend created just for Stories in the North by St Joseph Island Coffee Roasters … more

See more reviews of Brian’s workshops and courses here.

Short Story Contest for Algoma Writers

Algoma area writers, get your pens and keyboards ready – you’ve got less than a month! Stories in the North, Thessalon’s home-baking literary festival committee, has announced the details of their 3rd Annual Short Story Contest.

For this year’s contest, writers will have to apply four of the five following words to their story: flash, secret, red, expletive, and frog.

Your story can be any length up to 5000 words and any genre will be accepted.

As for who can enter, anyone living in the Algoma or Manitoulin area for all or part of the year is eligible to enter.

There are two divisions: young writers, aged 18 and under; or adults, aged 19 and over. First Prize in each category is $50.00, second is $30.00 and third is $20.00.

Deadline: May 31, 2015. Guidelines here.

See Brian Henry's schedule here, including writing workshops and creative writing courses in Barrie, Brampton, Bolton, Burlington, Caledon, Cambridge, Collingwood, Georgetown, Guelph, Hamilton, Kingston, London, Midland, Mississauga, Newmarket, Niagara on the Lake, Orillia, Oakville, Ottawa, Peterborough, St. Catharines, Sudbury, Thessalon, Toronto, Windsor, Halton, Kitchener-Waterloo, Muskoka, Peel, Simcoe, York, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

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