| Friday, November 1, 2-4 PM Vancouver Island Regional Library 6250 Hammond Bay Rd, Nanaimo, BC Storytelling & Traditions Storytelling is one of the earliest forms of folk-art. Some stories are gathered, adapted from books or imaginative live theatre. Gwynne Hunt explores the art and the journey in this two hour workshop that includes a reading from her new book, hand outs on ‘getting started’ and discussion. W.O.W. (women on writing) “inspiring writers through sharing” firstname.lastname@example.org 250-731-8770 |
Coming up WOW (Woman on Writing); a new collective of woman writers sharing their experience and wisdom. Saturday October 26 in Cowichan @ the Community Centre 1-4 PM ($12). To book in advance contact the above email. Also, Nov 16 at the Old Church Theatre in Courtenay-for details and to book a seat. (above)
Gwynne Hunt will present Storytelling & Traditions and do a short reading from her book and mystery writer Joan Donaldson Yarmey will present Where to Find Inspiration for Writing Mystery Novels and How To Expand on That.
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- Through My Lens takes a look back through the depression, the second world war and into the eighties by examining newspaper accounts. Gwynne has woven a fictional story linking the newspaper clippings together. There was an unsettling past, she knew that, what she did not know was the shocking stories that she would find through her research. Her stepfather who she grew up believing was her real father was a murder suspect, a drug dealer, a vagrant and a thief. In 1947 the largest drug deal to ever hit the West Coast involved her stepfather, his wife and stepson. In later years his ex-wife was called the Big Boss of Powell Street. Everyone knew Marie Robinson. Through family accounts and detailed written stories, she found out her real father was from Standard, Alberta. Her father had Great-Uncles; one who was a famous artist and one who was a world traveler and explorer bringing back rare seeds from Russia and China. Her mother had always told her to be ‘careful what you wish for’, she should have reminded her that she might not like what she found. Her mother rebelled from a strict upbringing and religion and after the loss of seven children went down a path that led her to alcoholism. Somehow the three of them; her mother Gunvor, her stepfather Ron and her real father Harold stumbled together. It is a true story with lots of fictional accounts. Gwynne Hunt THROUGH MY LENS Silver Bow Publishing $23.95, on amazon or it can be purchased through Gwynne at email@example.com $24 plus shipping
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