Author Reading Books

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 (Unlocking the Tin Box), hand outs on ‘getting started’, and discussion.  See Gwynne in action here .

RSVP to nanaimonorth@virl.bc.ca to help us have enough refreshments and handouts.

On Unlocking the Tin Box:

This is the true story of the trials and tribulations, the joys and sorrows. the drugs, alcohol and abuse of growing up in Vancouver, BC in the 50s and 60s in a dysfunctional family: Father and mother alcoholics and the father a con man and a carny, but still a caring Dad who somehow made it work and kept the family together and surviving. The narrative is peppered with history and local landmarks. A fresh and invigorating read that brings both smiles and tears to the reader, it is emotional, evocative, and raw yet quite an entertaining, eye-opening lovely read indeed. -Candice James, Publisher. Silver Bow Publishing

I was engaged in the story from the first page.  Although likely not by intent, ‘Unlocking the Tin Box’ helped  me understand why humans arrive at adulthood carrying the weight of generations before them.   Authentic, relatable and easy to read.  -Shelley McNaughton, Vancouver Island

I enjoyed the story about Maggie’s childhood.  I loved the descriptions of  real historic events as they mixed in with what was happening in her very eventful life at the time. I laughed out loud and shed real tears. I was quite satisfied with Unlocking The Tin Box and will be recommending it. -Robyn Whitbread, Vancouver Island 

 

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