Newsletter May 13, 2017
We are working on a mobile-friendly version of this website. This page has been converted; feedback is always appreciated. I think I got used to the old look, this seems so plain in comparison. But they tell me if the smart phones can't handle it, we won't have the readers we need. So here goes. But I'm not throwing out any of the old files. (Never do, that's why there's 1.3 million of them now. )
Northern Ontario Poetry Competition
Deadline Coming May 31st, 2017
NEW for this year is an optional email entry system. We've already had a few people try it and it's working out just fine. Find it on the rules page here. The Launch for our 22nd annual Northern Ontario Poetry Competition will take place Saturday, Sept 9th at 2:00 pm in the mezzanine of the Classic Theatre, 30 Silver Street, Cobalt. The winning poets are announced at that time. The deadline for the competition is May 31st. Rules posted here: NOPC Rules.
Frantic Films was in town filming for the series Still Standing, for a show on Cobalt to be aired in 2018. Can't wait to see it. Had such fun when they were in the shop filming, and the crew was great. The show at the Classic Theatre was incredibly well-done. Had a great time; was exhausted afterward. Isn't that always the way?
Changes in the Store
Now available in store are copies of the Temiskaming Speaker, The Voice, and the Weekender newspapers for your convenience. And brand new to the store is the availability of Temiskaming Transit bus tickets. We will be closed Good Friday; we are closed on Sundays and Mondays on a regular basis in any case. We wish all those about to celebrate Easter a holy, thoughtful and peaceful time.
As a reminder to those who have said they would post a review on TripAdvisor, doing so would be a huge favour and show of support (and thank-you to those who did). At least five people came into the store last summer saying that is where they discovered our store. The link is here: TripAdvisor reviews for White Mountain Publications, aka White Mountain Books. We appreciate all your support.
Canadian Writers' Contest Calendar 2017 and soon 2018
It's NOT too late to kick start your writing goals for 2017. The 2017 edition of Canadian Writers' Contest Calendar is still available in print and as an ebook. We have already started work on the 2018 edition so if your group has a new contest we need to list, the time is now to get the information in. Use our handy formats listed here to make sure your contest is listed. Time moves pretty fast; please don't wait. The pre-publication order for the 2018 is posted now, or download the PDF order form here.
Quarantine a novel by Terry Cassidy. Set in 1994, young Wat Moore is caught up in a devastating situation while visiting his father's laboratory in Ottawa. When it's believed that he has been exposed to a deadly and highly contagious pathogen, the government sends him into a quarantine that could last the rest of his life. A fast-paced story set in Ottawa, northern Ontario and north-western Quebec, Terry has given us another well-researched thriller.
Missing in Cobalt is the murder mystery set in Cobalt 1949 by Terry Cassidy. Have had rave reviews on this one.
Cobalt~The Cradle of Hard Rock Mining in Canada A colour pictorial with quotes about Cobalt from the people and places at the time when the whole world knew where Cobalt was on a map.
Yes, we have been busy. Hope all is well with you and yours.