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Book of writings on Superstack coming out this month

Sudbury Writers’ Guild is releasing anthology called ‘Sudbury Superstack: A Changing Skyline'
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On a particularly cold morning, reader Linda Derkacz captured this photo of a band of ice fog hovering around the stacks at Vale's Copper Cliff smelter.

The Sudbury Writers’ Guild is releasing an anthology called “Sudbury Superstack: A Changing Skyline,” full of prose, poetry, facts, and images of the Sudbury Superstack ahead of its anticipated demolition. 

With 50 pieces of poetry and prose, alongside numerous stunning images and photographs, this collection is for anyone who loves, or loves to hate, the stack.

The book launch will be held on May 14 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Steelworkers’ Hall at 66 Brady St. The event will include remarks, readings from contributors and some fun activities and photo opportunities related to the stack.

Books will cost $25 and will be available at the launch, through the Sudbury Writers’ Guild website at, or by contacting them via email at

In 2020, Vale announced their plans to decommission and tear down the Superstack. After more than 50 years in operation, it’s made a permanent mark on the community.

In January 2023, the Sudbury Writers’ Guild invited members of the public and the Guild to submit poetry, prose, and images of Sudbury’s unique Superstack landmark.

The Sudbury Writers’ Guild has previously published “Painted Voices,” a chapbook of stories, poems, and photos from the public, inspired by the colourful mural that transformed the Sudbury General Hospital, as well as “Sudbury Ink” an anthology of Sudbury Writers’ Guild members that contains poems, essays, and short stories.