Arts & Culture


SUDBURY STORYTELLERS WITH GSPL: ANN PAQUETTE

With many writers in the Sudbury area we wanted to start a feature to highlight some of them to bring their work to a broader audience. At the Greater Sudbury Public Library we come across some of these writers on a regular basis and are continuously introduced to new writers and new books to add to our shelves. Are you a local writer? Let us know and we can feature you in an upcoming month, shoot us an email at Jessica.watts@greatersudbury.ca! Who are you and how long have you been writing? My name is Ann Paquette, I live in Sudbury......

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BOOK TALK WITH GSPL:  KIM FAHNER

Book Talk is a new monthly discussion on books with local Sudburians brought to you by Greater Sudbury Public Library. This on-going series will highlight conversations about the books that changed the lives of readers right here in Our Crater. This choice for this month (as we are speaking to current Poet Laureate Kim Fahner) relates to the fact that the Greater Sudbury Public Library is currently looking for the next Poet Laureate to serve a two-year term in Greater Sudbury. In case you didn’t know, a Poet Laureate serves as an active advocate for poetry, literacy, and literature......

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LATITUDE 46 PUBLISHING: Wolf Man Joe LaFlamme: Tamer Untamed

In September, Latitude 46 Publishing hosted a book launch event where they introduced the five novels they will be releasing this fall. We had the chance to speak with each of these authors and find out more about their novels, their inspirations and any tips they might have for potential authors. Today we’re sharing our interview with Suzanne Charron author of Wolf Man Joe LaFlamme: Tamer Untamed. Tell us a bit more about Wolf Man Joe LaFlamme: Tamer Untamed. Did you ever wonder where life would lead you if you truly followed your passion? Joe LaFlamme not only wondered about it, he......

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OUR CRATER SPENDS AN EVENING WITH KATHERINE BELL

For as long as I can remember I’ve always been interested in the paranormal. I also happened to be a chicken but with the help of all those great 90’s horror shows of yore like Are You Afraid of the Dark, Goosebumps and Freaky Stories (what was with that slimy maggot?) I maintained a healthy curiosity. I can remember making a 20 slide power presentation in Grade 10 about paranormal orbs that I’m sure my Tech teacher Mr. Longmire had to try pretty hard not to roll his eyes at. But I digress. This is all to say that......

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Ontarians You Should Know: Hana Shafi

Although the Our Crater team calls Sudbury home, we’ve still had the absolute pleasure of making friends and meeting inspiring people from all over the province! In this series, we will introduce you to some very special Ontarians who are making a difference in their hometown. Know someone who we should write about? Send us an email at info@ourcrater.com! Today’s Ontarian you should know: Toronto artist and illustrator Hana Shafi! Tell us a little bit about who you are and what you do! My name is Hana a.k.a Frizz Kid and I’m a freelance illustrator and writer based out......

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Trendsetter Thursday: Fall Trends II

Welcome to Our Crater’s Trendsetter Thursday microblog! Here we show you our favourite looks and styles and give you some of our top fashion tips and tricks. Today’s look: Fall Trends (part 2) In our last post, I tried to create a look that was functional for fall, without layering on tons of knits and scarves (because I can’t let go of summer just yet). This time around, I have found another piece that is the perfect transition for those chilly days ahead! Trend #1: The Updated Shirt Dress Flannel: everyone’s favourite autumn fabric. I’d be lying if I......

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Local Filmmakers Spotlight: Aaron Martini

As many of us know, northern Ontario is a hotspot for local film and production. We had the chance to interview Aaron Martini, a finalist (and winner!) in the Cinéfest Sudbury CTV Best in Shorts competition about his passion for filmmaking. Read his interview with Our Crater to find out about his latest short films Future Sick, This is Where We Disappear, and his advice for other young creators! Can you tell us a little bit about your projects Future Sick and This is Where We Disappear? Where did the idea to create these videos come from? This Is......

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CRATER CONVERSATIONS – WHAT’S THE DEAL?

Its no secret that we’ve got a big ol’ crush on Sudbury over here at Our Crater! We love showing off all the amazing businesses, exciting events and sharing some of our favourite views. But we gotta say the thing we love the most are the people! Sure every community has a few stand-out characters, but we’re not talking about just any city, we’re talking about our city and we want to tell the stories of the people that make Sudbury great. Often over looked and discredited as a Northern town we’ve always aimed to paint a more vivid......

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Trendsetter Thursday: Fall Trends I

Welcome to Our Crater’s Trendsetter Thursday microblog! Here we show you our favourite looks and styles and give you some of our top fashion tips and tricks. Today’s look: Fall Trends (part 1) I don’t know about you, but I’m desperately trying to hang on to my lighter clothes as long as I can! We all know that winter in northern Ontario can be brutal (and lengthy), so I’ve decided to put together an outfit based on my favourite autumn styles that are both warm and functional. Fall Trend 1: Olive Overcoats What I love about this overcoat is......

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LATITUDE 46 PUBLISHING: Surviving Stutthof

Last month, Latitude 46 Publishing hosted a book launch event where they introduced the five novels they will be releasing this fall. We had the chance to speak with each of these authors and find out more about their novels, their inspirations and any tips they might have for potential authors. Today we’re sharing our interview with Liisa Kovala, author of Surviving Stutthof: My father’s memories behind the Death Gate Tell us a bit more about Surviving Stutthof: My father’s memories behind the Death Gate. My father, Aarne Kovala, was a sixteen-year-old Finnish merchant marine when his ship was detained in Danzig,......

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