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Jason Turnbull, host of Up North on CBC Radio Sudbury, interviewed Brit Griffin about her novel The Wintermen.


If you want to know the difference between the "western" and her new genre the "northern", just listen in right here:




The Cobalt launch for The Wintermen is this Sunday, Oct. 19th from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Miner's Tavern.


The Sudbury launch is Saturday Nov. 1st at Laurentian University's Living with Lakes Centre, 840 Ramsey lake Road. Door open at 6:30.


The Toronto launch is Sunday Nov. 9th, 2:00-4:00 p.m. at the Atlantic Restaurant, 1597 Dundas St. West

Laurence Steven
Scrivener Press

If you're in the Cobalt area on Sunday the 19th, The Miner's Tavern is the place to be between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. for the launch of Brit Griffin's The Wintermen!


It's a near-future western in Ontario's northland, with snowmachines riding into town, and a standoff in the snow. Forget the western. Welcome to the Northern!


Can't get there? Desperate for the book anyway? Buy it from Chat Noir Books in Temiskaming Shores, or online from scrivenerpress.com or alllitup.ca





Sudbury: Not Just Sports - A Cultural Perspective – Sun. Oct. 5th – 7 p.m.

Mayoralty discussion on the Arts in Greater Sudbury – Theatre Cambrian 40 Eyre Street

Canadians on average spend almost twice as much on live performing arts as they do on live sporting events.

Do you think this applies in Sudbury? _______________________________________

1. What local content concerts, plays, exhibitions, performances or festivals have you attended in the past year?


2. What local content sporting events have you attended in the past year? ______________________________

3. What value do you think the Arts bring to our local economy and quality of life?


4. How much do you think Sudbury should invest per citizen each year in support of the Arts - it is currently $3.70

while Kingston is around $10.00 and Thunder Bay around $30.00 _______________________________

5. The Sudbury Arts Council, unlike those in most major centers, receives no support from the city (money or

location) to facilitate Arts and Culture development in the community. Would you change this if elected?


6. What role do you think the Arts Council could play throughout all of Greater Sudbury - umbrella organization for

arts groups and individuals - promotion – data base -calendar – grant allotment on behalf of city or other?


7. How do you think tax dollars are best invested: to assist and promote local artists and activities, such as

festivals, exhibitions, concerts, plays etc. or to build new arts facilities?


8. Considering limited resources and present facilities, to what extent would you support a new Library or Art

Gallery or Museum or other large capital project such as a performing arts center and your opinion on a

combined usage facility like the Cape Breton Multipurpose Convention and Entertainment Centre

www.centre200.ca that could accommodate from several hundred to 6,500 persons for events of all types

including sports? _________________________________________________________________________

9. Would you support the creation of a Community Guide to include an Arts Calendar Section of upcoming events,

together with Tourism Information, Civic Information and Leisure Activities as proposed by the Sudbury Arts

Council and other organizations? ___________________________________________________________

Your response to these and other questions invited at this special public discussion event for those contesting

the office of Mayor for the City of Greater Sudbury. Other ward candidates also invited to attend. This event

sponsored by the Sudbury Arts Council serving the Sudbury Arts Community for over 40 years. Check our

website at www.sudburyartscouncil.org or our facebook page. Comments to sac.communicate@gmail.com

For Immediate Release Tuesday, September 23, 2014.

Culture Days at The Market this weekend: September 27 and 28

The City of Greater Sudbury will host Culture Days at The Market this weekend, September 27 and 28, with local

musicians Jamie Dupuis, Danny Shamess and photographer Jamie Ruddy. Residents are invited to learn about

free interactive arts and cultural activities happening in their community by visiting The Market between 8 a.m.

and 2 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Sunday.

Individual artists, cultural groups and organizations may register their arts and cultural activities at


“We’re proud to support Culture Days,” said Michael Penwarden, Co-Chair of Greater Sudbury’s Cultural Plan

Steering Committee. “A strong local arts and cultural community is important both for our quality of life and for

the development of a knowledge-based economy.”

Launched five years ago across Canada, Culture Days represents the largest-ever collective public participation

campaign undertaken by the national arts and cultural community. The annual event inspires greater

participation in arts and culture by featuring free, hands-on, interactive activities that invite the public to the

behind-the-scenes world of artists, creators and historians.

The City of Greater Sudbury is currently developing a new Cultural Plan which will build on its Arts and Cultural

Charter, Strategy and Grant Policy with the following goals: to create a community that is committed and

supportive of arts and culture, proud of its character and heritage, values the economic potential and

contribution of the arts, nurtures innovation and creative expression, and promotes strong collaborations and


A Cultural Plan Forum will invite local stakeholders in the arts and cultural community to share their ideas on

October 21. Interested individuals or groups are asked to contact Emily Trottier at the City of Greater Sudbury

for more information at 705-674-4455, ext. 4429.

For more information about Culture Days at The Market, please visit www.greatersudbury.ca/market


Media Contact:

Shannon Dowling, Corporate Communications

City of Greater Sudbury, 705-674-4455, ext. 2539

Facebook: www.facebook.com/greatersudbury

Twitter: @greatersudbury



Artists on Elgin is "a place to be" for the month of October

SUDBURY, ON – September 23, 2014 – Artists on Elgin will be featuring a place to be, an interactive installation by Sarah King Gold- artistic director at Myths and Mirrors, for the month of October. This installation is one in which the artist encourages the public to participate in the creative process. There will be a closing reception held at Artists on Elgin on Thursday, October 30th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in order to reveal what the public has created alongside King Gold. The interactive installation will be at Artists on Elgin for public participation throughout the month of October.

This installation is an invitation to truly be immersed in the artwork. A place to be offers a unique experience to enjoy and participate in the artists’ creative process. Visitors can relax on a couch which doubles as an art piece while adding their own piece of art to one of the many sketch books laid out for public participation.

"It is rare that we have an interactive installation in our gallery space," explained Courtney Natale business promotions co-ordinator for The Northern Artist Gallery/ Artists on Elgin. "It is great to have this kind of variety between artists featured here, and even more fantastic when visitors get to participate in creating the art.

The public is encouraged to visit Artists on Elgin from October 3rd- 30th to enjoy and participate in the works by Sarah King Gold. All are invited to come back on October 30th from 5 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. for the closing reception where King Gold will be in attendance to speak about her work.

Artists on Elgin is located at 168 Elgin Street, and is open Monday to Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Artists on Elgin is a project of its parent organization, The Northern Artist Gallery, where artists can exhibit, promote and sell their work in an attractive and professional gallery space. Artists on Elgin aims to build mutually beneficial partnerships between the artists and the community by addressing the business and marketing needs of the local art industry. Artists on Elgin is the ideal place to find that perfect gift for any occasion. Visit us online at www.artistsonelgin.ca, or visit our Facebook Page to stay up to date with what we’re doing.

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Media Contact:

Courtney Natale

Business Promotions Coordinator

The Northern Artist Gallery/Artists on Elgin



168 Elgin Street

Sudbury, ON

P3E 3N5






"The Outsiders" a plein air exhibit coming to Artists on Elgin

SUDBURY, ON – May 26, 2014 – Artists on Elgin will be featuring two local artists for the month of June. "The Outsiders" is a plein air exhibit featuring oil painter Sharon Preen, and pastel artist Susan Lampinen. Their painting expeditions produce spontaneous works that capture the light, colour and mood of a moment in time. Susan and Sharon invite you to see original paintings of Northern Ontario and to learn about the plein air process at their opening reception held at Artists on Elgin on Saturday, June 7 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The exhibit will be on display for public viewing throughout the month of June.

This unique exhibit features what living in the north is all about- the outdoors. These artists have come together to showcase their talents, and to teach others about the plein air process.

"My journey as a plein air artist began as an extension of journaling my outdoor adventures. Over time, as I moved from paper to canvas and boards, the images became the journal. Each painting becomes an invaluable source of learning, inspiration and release", said artist Sharon Preen.

The public is encouraged to attend the opening reception where Sharon and Susan will be in attendance to speak about their process. "The Outsiders" will be on display at Artists on Elgin throughout the month of June.

"This exhibit shows off some the most beautiful areas around us," said Courtney Natale, business promotions coordinator for The Northern Artist Gallery/ Artists on Elgin. "Sometimes we forget how lucky we are to live in a city where we’re able to be so close to nature."

Artists on Elgin is located at 168 Elgin Street, and is open Monday to Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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Media Contact:

Courtney Natale

Business Promotions Coordinator

The Northern Artist Gallery/Artists on Elgin



168 Elgin Street

Sudbury, ON

P3E 3N5