Born in San Antonio, Texas, Gwyn Gorg was a curious child with a love of family, art and nature.
As a young adult she focused on developing a career as a performing artist and educator, as well as participating in her community as an activist and humanitarian.
Gwyn graduated from Hawaii Pacific University and did her post-graduate work at the University of Hawaii, Manoa and the University of California at Los Angeles.
Additionally, Gwyn graduated from the Theatre Academy of Los Angeles City College.
Gwyn's career has encompassed a wide spectrum of work in the field of community, educational media and entertainment; she has worked professionally as
a producer, writer, director, and performer.
Gwyn's experiences include having co-created the 'School House Program' at the International House of Blues in Hollywood, California. As an educator, she has taught kindergarten through college level students. At the 18th Street Arts Complex, In Santa Monica, California she was the Educational Coordinator.
Gwyn has worked as a drama and storytelling specialist for the Herb Alpert Foundation and Read-a-Loud America.
The United Teachers of Los Angeles awarded Gwyn the designation of 'Teacher of the Year' for 2007/08.
Gwyn served as President of the African Americans on Maui Association. A wife, mother, grandmother and teacher to innumerable students. Gwyn's creative spirit has touched countless lives. She and her husband of 57 years, have resided on the slopes of Haleakala crater on the island of Maui. and more recently on the Big Island.
'I am constantly motivated as a writer.
Observing, listening and participating in this Earthly experience stimulates me beyond explanation, provides a major impetus for my curiosity and supplies unlimited inspiration.
I write to reflect, to share, to observe the fullness of life alive in me.'
Thank you for visiting my website.
"Scrolling through the new book, 'I Am Bigger than Nigger'...is like taking an emotional rollercoaster! The stories and poems hit you, touch you and sometimes with a tear, sometimes with a smile. Some novels by Toni Morrison and Nikki Giovanni had that same effect on me...like you just received a beautiful gift from a beloved friend.
This book is definitely a MUST READ!"
-Frieda Groffy -Belgian author of
'The Universal Woman,
Dancing Her Troubles Away, My Ubuntu Soul
"Thank you Gwyn Görg, for this wonderful work! every poem and every essay written in lyrical eloquence. Every line laced with profoundly weighted words of wisdom that soothe the heart, inspire the mind and give wings to the human spirit!"
-Sylvia St. James, Internationally Renowned Recording Artist, Expansion/Electra Records
"Gwyn Görg lends her considerable voice on a range of topics viewed through the sage eye of a 20th century black woman. Listen and learn."
-Judge Sandra A. Simms (Retired). Author, 'Tales From the Beach'
"I truly enjoyed this compilation of poetry and prose.. it rattled my core! the depth in which Ms. Görg sensitively shares different perspectives is revelatory."
-Frederick Lawson, Therapist, MFT
"Well written, easy to read.
a must have in your library!"
-Mamiko Sato, Entrepreneur
"This book shared some behind the scenes insights I was not aware of."
-Loretta Jordan, Artist
Ms. Görg sharing her poetry at Barnes and Nobel bookstore,
Maui Poets' Society meeting.
Maui Poets Society
Makawao County Library, Makawao, Hawaii
Barnes & Noble Bookstore, Kahului, Hawaii
Island Fresh, Paia, Hawaii
Maui Green & Beautiful
Tree Planting Ceremony
Kapaniwai Park, Iao valley, Hawaii
Alzheimers Association of Maui
Maui County Wailuku Library, Hawaii
Barnes & Noble
Barnes & Noble
1672 Kamehameha Ave.
February 9, 2020
Black History Month Celebration
Temple of Peace
575 Haiku Road
American Association of University Women
Maui Branch (AAUW)
Moose Mcgillicuddy's Restaurant