Author Events & Publications
November 19, 2020
“Chinese Olives” the translation of a story by Dacia Maraini in Dacia Maraini and her Literary Journey, (Consenso Publishing, 2020)
November 12, 2020
SHORT STORY SPECTACULAR
Discussion and readings from three BC authors.
Featuring Genni Gunn, Mary MacDonald and Madeline Sonik. Hosted by Merilyn Simonds
4:00 p.m. PST
October 28, 2020
Virtual launch of Permanent Tourists, with host Hal Wake.
October 8, 2020
Whistler Festival Blog regarding the origin of one of the stories:
A couple of years ago, I went to visit friends in Fossombrone in Le Marche, Italy, to chase down a story about an old man and his museum of crystal ammonites. I had been there years before, and had never forgotten the fluorescent stones in the basement of his house, situated on the ancient Roman Via Flaminia, along the Metauro river.
On the way, my friends decided to first take me to a lookout, high above the river. After a 8-kilometer, hair-raising switchback gravel road to Mount Pietralata, we reached the trail head, where, to our astonishment was a black Mercedes, inside which were two young men engrossed in an animated conversation.
We parked, then skirted the Mercedes, thinking it seemed an odd, solitary place for a conversation. We proceeded up the trail to the lookout, a wide stone balcony from which we could see the canyon, the emerald river, the Appenines silkscreened across the sky, and in the distance, the Adriatic sea. Read more here…
Host Stephen Vogler and his band Some Assembly Required back perform with writers via Zoom for a night of improvisation, innovation and rich storytelling embellished by sweet and soulful sounds. Guest authors include Caroline Adderson, Jen Ashton, Dakshana Bascaramurty, Jillian Christmas, Katherine Fawcett, Genni Gunn, D.A. Lockhart, Amy McDaid, David A. Robertson and Lori Rohda. Our guest musicians are Geeta Das, Musical Director, also playing trumpet, saxophone and percussion; Rajan Das on upright bass; Dean Feser on percussion; and Rosalind Steel on grand piano and electric keys.
From the Road to the Writing Desk: Travel in Writing
Genni Gunn, Linda Kenyon, and Denise Roig
“Erasures” is one of the short stories in the new collection, Permanent Tourists. Honourable Mention in the Prairie Fire Fiction Contest. Published in Prairie Fire. Set in Le Marche, Italy, near Via Flaminia, the ancient Roman road leading from Rome over the Apennine Mountains to Ariminum on the coast of the Adriatic Sea. The man below features in the story as the man who collected ammonites.
“Birth Stones” is a travel essay set in Matera, Italy, a UNESCO Heritage Site. In Italy, known as I Sassi — the stones. Published in NOWHERE Magazine: People / Place / Time.
© 2020 Genni Gunn