Author Archives: Gwynne Hunt gwynne1@telus.net

About Gwynne Hunt gwynne1@telus.net

I am a writer, activist, producer, director and creative performance artist. My new book Through My Lens is based on newspaper clippings going back to 1928; the stories in-between the clippings are about my mom Gunvor Berglund, my step-dad Ronald Robinson and my DNA father Harold Larsen. How did they come together to make me? Some of the research was shocking, some funny but it left me to define the parts of the story I did not know. a tribute to my three parents. My last book, Unlocking the Tin box is about my journey into trying to find our who I was, who my father was; a complicated con man and a carny. But he was more than that and the journey took me as far as doing DNA tests, digging through his old tin box and an examination of my own life. Published by Silver Bow Publishing, available from the Publisher, Amazon and the Author. Fifteen years ago, the book ‘Rampage; the pathology of an epidemic’ written by me was released at the International Celebration of Women in Abbotsford. The book is my personal journey over six years working on the book and the Memory March (a walk/vigil honouring over 4,000 missing and murdered women and children in Canada). It includes interviews with grassroots' workers she met. There are a lot of individual, concerned people who work to end violence against women. One of those women is Mary Billy, a writer and activist in Squamish. There are interviews, case stories and conversations with family member’s who have lost loved ones. The book is not about how we are going to end the violence but an examination of the problems, concerns and stereotypical thinking that keeps us trapped in a cycle of violence. Included are the names of 4,000 missing and murdered women and children that have been compiled for The List. Other books include bruises & bad haircuts (poetry) and Bob & Boo. (illustrated by my grandkids)

The Vagina Monologues

Saturday March 29th we present The Vagina Monologues-tickets for this benefit show are $15 in advance at the Main Artery-$18 at the door. Auditions are early March-contact gwynne1@telus.net for details

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Rosie’s Bitts of Tease Cabaret

Saturday, February 15th-roaring twenties themed night of burlesque, fun and frivolity at the Bavaria Centre on 4th in Port Alberni-doors open 8 PM-show is 9-9:45pm Intermission second performance 10:15 – 11:00 PM. refreshments-munchies-prizes for best costumes Tickets $22 in advance at the … Continue reading

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Alberni Valley Fringe Theatre Festival

We’re back!  June 20,21,22 2014-applications are now ready -each app must be accompanied with a $50 non-refundable deposit made out to Art Matters Society and mailed to 3652 15 Avenue Port Alberni, BC V9Y 5C6 First come, first served-everyone gets … Continue reading

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Fringe Coming Up Fast!

For a full scheudle of the Alberni Valley Fringe Theatre Festival go to alberni.ca/artmatters . . .it is the Official site and the one that is constantly updated. Tickets and passes until 4 PM Friday June 21 at the Main … Continue reading

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Mudflaps & Social Justice Day

Just to remind you that Saturday (this weekend) is Social Justice and the Arts Day with Gwynne Hunt’s one act play Mudflaps at 7:30 PM at Char’s Landing-tickets $8 at the door and starring Alysia Miller, Gwynne Hunt, Jen Fisher-Bradley, … Continue reading

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Alberni Valley Fringe Theatre Festival

2013 Theatre Artist Applications now Available for the new Alberni Valley Fringe Theatre Festival . . . on beautiful Vancouver Island! Here’s how you can apply: Contact Artistic Director Gwynne Hunt @ gwynne1@telus.net   250-723-7883 Currently working on a website and … Continue reading

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Auditions/pre-audition workshop

Art Matters Society and the Main Artery Presents Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues Saturday, February 9th, 2012 At the Capital Theatre Sponsored by the Portal Players Tickets $15 at the Main Artery, 4969 Argyle Street Pre-Audition Workshop Sat Jan 12 … Continue reading

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A New Town-A New Venture

Owner hopes store will be a hub of activity New Argyle Street craft supply shop offers hard-to-find items, original art and a venue for workshops Kristi Dobson, For The Times Published: Friday, August 10, 2012 While walking past Main Artery … Continue reading

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A New Year . . . A New Plan!

I’m busy workig on my ‘memoirs’. I’m not going to thinly disguise my life story as fiction so I know I am headed in the ‘write’ direction. Since I finished my book Rampage:the pathology of an epidemic I have not … Continue reading

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Winning an Award

Who said winning doesn’t matter? Well, I did, five minutes before I won. I went to the Arty Awards (sponsored by the Abbotsford Art’s Council) on Saturday night and didn’t think I would win a Literary Award because 3 years … Continue reading

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