Kurt Hutterli

Kurt Hutterli was born in 1944 in Bern, Switzerland. He got his Secondary School Teacher Diploma at the University of Bern and taught arts, drama and Italian before moving to Canada with his wife Marianne in 1996. In 2000 they became Canadian Citizens.

As a writer he published novels for adults and children, short stories, poetry, and stage plays. He also wrote radio plays for the Swiss National Radio and columns and articles for newspapers and magazines. Some of his texts were published in anthologies and school books in Switzerland and Germany. He was awarded several prizes. The archives related to his work are kept in the Swiss Theatre Collection at the University of Bern and in the “Special Collections” at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.

His artistic work (objects, sculptures, installations, paintings) has been shown in several solo exhibitions in Canada and Switzerland and he regularly takes part in group-exhibitions.

About me

You are the only person who can be you.
(Dialog-subtitle in Kiyoshi Kurosawas movie “Tokyo Sonata”)

She only nodded. „It’s all we are at the end. Our stories.“
(Richard Wagamese in his novel „Medicine Walk“)

From valley to valley

I owe it to my grandparents and parents that I have been connected to the Ticino valley called Centovalli since my earliest childhood. This bondage has been transferred to my wife Marianne and our whole family. So our grandchildren Sonja and Raphael are the fifth generation that repeatedly finds its way to the Valley of the Hundred Valleys.

In 1996, Marianne and I emigrated to the Okanagan Valley in southwestern Canada. Since then, each of our stays in the Centovalli has been limited to a few intense days that evoke countless memories. From these memories and our lives in a valley that is 10’000 kilometers from Ticino, short texts and photos are to be found at irregular intervals in the section “FROM VALLEY TO VALLEY” (only on the German-speaking part of the website). In the section “WORKING TABLE” I would like to report about new projects.

The idea for the blog I found on the website altacentovalli.ch. A glance at the webcam shows the world the beauty of this area.

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