Do you have a Caetani Story?

The Caetani Family has been iconic in the Greater Vernon community for many years. The heartbreaking and inspiring story of their young daughter, and our benefactor, Sveva Caetani, is one that resonates throughout the community and beyond, garnering national and even international attention. 2017 marks the 100th birthday of Sveva Caetani, and you are invited to take part in this community endeavour to record these stories.

Janet Munsil, our current KP@C3 writer in residence has a request!

Please read Janet’s request for stories and contact her directly at the email address listed below to participate in this project. You can also submit your story to be posted on our new Caetani Stories website blog through our Contact Us form.

I’m very excited to be Kalamalka Press Writer in Residence at the Caetani Cultural Centre for the month of October, while writing and researching a new full-length play about Sveva Caetani’s life and art for a future season at the Powerhouse Theatre in Vernon.

My project will combine three theatrical worlds: first-person storytelling, dramatizations of the stories, and epic visual theatre that suggests and explores the world of Sveva Caetani’s paintings. I am working with director Geoff Ewart to shape and develop the script.

While I’m in Vernon this month, I would love to hear from anyone with a “Caetani Story” – from personal friends or students of Sveva Caetani, to casual encounters around Vernon and area that you (or your family) might remember, to anecdotes told to you by someone else, to local legends, speculation, or even ghost stories. I am interested in the truth and the myth, and in how the story is told by the people who live here.

If you have a story to share, I would be very happy to speak with you between October 11-20th, individually or as part of a group. If it’s just a little anecdote (no story is too small!) or you’d rather write it down, feel free to send it in an email and I’ll be in touch with you.

I can be contacted at [email protected].

For more information about my work as a playwright, please visit my website at

I look forward to hearing from you!

Janet Munsil

Find out more about Janet Munsil and the KP@C3 writers in residence program.

Visit the Caetani Stories page.