Thanks for stopping by. This is the place where you can find some of my writing – excerpts from my books, short stories, poetry and links to some of my music too. It’s also the place for all my news about upcoming events.
It has been a particularly busy few months for me, with three different shows happening in the space of three months. After my 100 Days experiments with poetic form, in the shape of my Podoku (hybrid poem/sudoku), I was proud to take part in Stonewall’s Making Equality Happen event recently, where I read one of my “Not Quite Fairy Tales”. Right now, all hands are on deck as we launch our latest – and largest – exhibition yet: In The Shadows Cast By Trees. Working with my long-time collaborator, the amazing artist Cordula Marks Venters,I have created a whole new collection of poems, all connected in some way to the myths and tales inspired by forests and all the poems are illustrated by and, in turn, illustrate Cordy’s stunning artwork. I am so thrilled and honoured to be a part of this beautiful project. Here are a couple of the poems for you to take a wee peek at.
Cordula and I are also working on another beautiful (and very different) book together and it is such a lot of fun – who doesn’t love dinosaurs? Have a little sneaky peak at “The World is so Exciting” here . We had a brilliant time recently, introducing these characters to a very excited group of kids and their parents at a fabulous literacy event in a local school.
Another project of mine can be previewed here: Free Your Creativity – Wings to Fly. Its working title was Ελενθερία, the Greek word for freedom and it’s all about freeing up your imagination and breaking free from creative and artistic blocks. I have been working with children and with adults on this project and it has been such an energising experience for me. If you’re in need of a little creative boost, check out this page.
I’m also delighted to say that one of my stories has been selected by a wonderful new site – Hold My Purse – you can read it here.
The best way to contact me (and please do – I love hearing from you all) is through Twitter @KVentersMarks – I’d be delighted to hear from you!