Episode nine: Hard time

In episode nine of Stories Less Spoken, finger paint therapy at a women’s prison doesn’t achieve the desired results and a chase ensues after a half blind man tries to escape the imprisonment of a retirement home.

For the first time in SLS history, the authors in this episode will also be performing their own work. 

Jeni Gunn, author and performer, Fingerpaint Therapy


Jeni Gunn is a writer with a tender spot for the underdog. She loves to explore situations where humor can reframe *gestures to the world*. Having worked as a first responder in fire, a mental health treatment facility and corrections, Jeni now coaches and presents to workplaces and groups on the topic of Humor and Resilience (website coming soon!). Jeni moonlights as a sketch comedy writer and actor. 

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Mel Dagg, author and performer, Over the Line


Mel Dagg was born in Vancouver, BC and raised on Vancouver Island where he currently lives. “Over the Line” is the title story from his new volume of short stories. Mel’s short story “The Museum of Man” was cited in the Distinctive Short Story Listings and his works have been anthologized in More Stories from Western Canada and other anthologies, as well as broadcast on the CBC.