The Movie is Here in Thunder Bay. Don't Miss it.

The Movie is Here  in Thunder Bay. Don't Miss it.
Indian Horse, the movie based on the book by Richard Wagamese

Monday, November 14, 2011

Thunder Bay Lit News

Submissions wanted. A note from Taslim Alani about the zine The Nexus.
Hey Joan! The Nexus is up and running! We're looking for submissions for our first edition, which will be about Take Back the Night.

Tell us what this event means to you, what you think about it, or anything else! You can submit your work in any form you would like--art, poetry, short stories, prose, or anything else! We're asking for submissions to be in by November 21st...this gives you an opportunity to attend the event and reflect on it. If you have any questions, feel free to message me here or email me at
We look forward to hearing from you!

Just in time for Christmas.  Thunder Bay's Jackie D'Acre's latest novel Foreclosure is now available at Chapters.  Head for the back wall of local authors.  A fine mystery set in New Orleans.

A note from Amy Jones the admin assistant at NOWW.  Dear Joan, Just to let you  know, our e-Writer in Residence Elizabeth Ruth's novel, Ten Good Seconds of Silence, is now available for purchase at Northern Woman's Bookstore.   South Court Street. Definitely another Christmas idea.
Elizabeth providing critiques to local writers. 


A call from Martin Hicks.  His delightful book of poetry In the Realm of Fantasy: Poems, Mainly Narrative is in a second printing.  Cost 20$ at The Book Shelf on May Street and Books, Sportscards, & Collectibles at 191 Wolseley St.   He also tells us a second book, The Good Bartender and Other Concoctions, also fully illustrated, will soon be available.

Looking for your True Winter Tales
Can you smell it in the air? Before long, winter will be here… As delighted – or dejected – as you may be by that statement, you must admit that Canadians feel passionately about the season. You either love it, or you hate it. And whether you were born in the snowy depths of a Manitoba blizzard, or immigrated to Toronto and saw your first snowfall only as an adult, everyone in this country has a personal story to share about winter.
And we want yours!
This November, Canada Writes is hosting a Winter Tales Writing Challenge (in association with the Canada Council for the Arts and The Massey Lectures). And we’ve got $1,000 to give away!

The challenge
We are looking for you to send us your true winter stories. Did something special happen to you on that last day of school before Christmas break? Did you find yourself oddly missing the cold that one year you lived abroad? How about any peculiar events that transpired during the great Quebec ice storm of 1998?
The details
We will be accepting your stories between November 2nd and 20th. All submissions must be between 400 and 500 words, and sent electronically through our contact form. There is no fee to participate. And only one entry per person is permitted.
The judge
The Winter Tales Writing Challenge will be judged by author and essayist Adam Gopnik. As this year’s Massey Lecturer on the subject of winter, Adam’s already in the “winter zone” and ready to read your best cold-weather tales.
The prize
The winner of our Winter Tales Writing Challenge will receive a $1,000 cash prize from the Canada Council for the Arts. The winning story will also be prominently featured on the Canada Writes site.
Get in touch with us at
CBC Radio
P.O. Box 6000
Montreal, QC, H3C 3A8


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