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Connie Kuhns


Connie Kuhns has a forty-year history as an essayist, journalist, photographer and broadcaster.  Her essay “Strange Women,” (Geist 95), about women in Vancouver’s early punk scene, was a finalist for a National Magazine Award;  “Last Day in Cheyenne” (Geist 84) was named a “Notable Essay of 2012” in The Best American Essay series and a finalist for a Western Magazine Award;  and other essays have been finalists in publications ranging from the LA Review to Prism International to the New York Times Modern Love column.   

For fifteen years, Kuhns was the producer and host of Rubymusic on CFRO Radio, Vancouver. Her interviews and commentaries have been published/produced in Geist, the Georgia Straight, Hot Wire, Fuse, Horizons, CBC television, CBC radio, the Vancouver Sun, the Province and a host of other venues. She is a recipient of the Dan MacArthur Award of Merit for Excellence in Radio News Broadcasting.

Read more of Kuhn's work at geist.com.

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Essays

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Essays

For Ove, the central character in the film A Man Called Ove there is nothing ahead but frustration, disappointment and sadness. “It’s just chaos when you’re not here,” he says to his newly departed wife as he lays flowers on her grave. more

Reviews

Connie Kuhns' major profile of punk, politics and feminism in 1970s Canada: the Moral Lepers, the Dishrags and other revolutionary bands. more

Essays 2 Comments

Does a house that has been home to four generations of one family still hold their electricity? more

Dispatches 3 Comments

A flower child looks back, to the time between Motown and acid rock. more

Essays

The self-focussed approach of social media is channelled into the vintage correspondence of "Wish You Were Here." more

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Photo courtesy of Connie Kuhns.

Remembering her father's last days in a hospital in Wyoming, Connie Kuhns struggles with questions of mortality, memory and how to fulfill her father's dying wish. more

Essays 3 Comments

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