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Kimberly Trusty

Kimberly Trusty

balancing her new life as a secondary school teacher with writing and performance. It’s kind of a Wonder Woman/Diana Prince thing.

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Kimberly Trusty is a Canadian writer based in Birmingham. Armed with a Masters in Colonial and Post-Colonial Literature (University of Warwick) and a PGCE in English and Drama (also from Warwick), Kimberly is currently balancing her new life as a secondary school teacher with writing and performance. It’s kind of a Wonder Woman/Diana Prince thing. The author of a solo collection of poetry, Darker Than Blue (McGilligan Books, Toronto), Kimberly’s poems have also been anthologised in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom.

As keen to perform as she is to publish, Kimberly has toured England with the spoken word shows Word Temple and Temptation, and has appeared as a guest artist at many venues nationwide, including the Southbank Centre, Soho Theatre, Ways with Words Festival, Latitude Festival, and the Big Chill. Kimberly believes that whether it’s meant for performance or publication, good writing is the thing. She believes good writing tells truths that leave third degree burns on lips, eardrums and finger tips.

Published work:
Bent on Writing: Contemporary Queer Tales, Women's Press, Toronto ISBN: 0889614032
Darker Than Blue, McGilligan Books, Toronto ISBN: 1894692055
I Crossed An Ocean, Heaven Tree Press His Rib: Stories, Poems and Essays, Penmanship Books, ISBN: 0978969529
Brown Eyes: A Selection of Creative Expressions by Black and Mixed-race Women, Matador, ISBN 1905237146
Red: Contemporary Black British Poetry, Peepal Tree Press, ISBN: 1845231295


After years of developing and delivering creative writing and performance workshops Kimberly finally had to admit that the kids had gotten under her skin. To scratch this new itch, Kimberly undertook her toughest challenge yet - a secondary PGCE in English and Drama at Warwick University. Now beginning her NQT year (her new toughest challenge yet?) Kimberly can occasionally be tempted to deliver a workshop or two - as long as it falls in her holidays.

Relevant Age Groups:

5 - 7 years, 7 - 11 years, 11 - 14 years, 14 - 16 years, 16 - 18 years, 18 + (adults), 65+ (adults)

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