Wendy Garnier is a poet, improviser, and performer based in the seaside town of Aarhus, Denmark.
Her writings have been featured or are forthcoming in Yellow Arrow Journal, Expanded Field Journal, The Wild Word Magazine, The Margate Bookie Zine, Jaden Magazine by Small Leaf Press, The Beautiful Space, Peach Velvet Magazine, Goddessarts Magazine, Beechmore Books, Defenestration Magazine, the anthologies At the River’s Mouth and I Am Extinct, and several other publications.
She’s (been) part of the writing groups Aarhus Women’ Write and Experiments in English: Creative Writing for Internationals at Aarhus Literature Centre, a performer at English Improv Comedy troupe Giggle Me This, and the founder and creative lead of the storytelling events Always Burning.
She has 20+ years of experience in performing arts and been awarded the Twente University Student Union Cultural Award (2006), the Twents Improv Theatre Tournament (2009), and the Beechmore Books Writing Competition (2021).
She has taken courses on, among others, English Grammar and Style from The University of Queensland, Masterpieces of World Literature from Harvard University, Reading and Writing Poetry by Billy Collins, Creative Writing: Unlocking and Inspiring Ideas by Natalia Méndez, Bright Ideas: Spark New Writing by Maw Shein Win from the San Fransisco Writers’ Grotto, Acting & Drama at Concordia Enschede, Fine Arts Cabaret at THOPSS Theatre Amsterdam, Improv Short Form Reform at Improv Comedy Copenhagen, Music & Play by Joshua C Jackson, Improv Comedy: Free Yourself by Ali Farahnakian, Sketch Comedy Intensive by Jay Sukow from The Second City, and FJORDS – Transformational Leadership Program for women in Arts and Culture in Aarhus.
She has performed on a variety of stages in the Netherlands, such as Concordia Enschede and the Twentse Schouwburg, and throughout Denmark, including Copenhagen International Comedy Festival at ICC, immersive theatre experience ‘HOPE’ from Open the Kimono in Frontløberne, at Domen, Fairbar, the Merchant Room, Løve’s Bog- og Vincafé, Turkis, and in Teatret Svalegangen.