Wendy Garnier is a storyteller, writer, poet, performer, improviser, and aspiring pirate based in the seaside town of Aarhus, Denmark.
During her college-days she studied Psychology by day and performed improvisational, sketch, and stand-up comedy at shows and festivals by night. In 2015, she thought: “I should quit my job as a psychologist and create stories instead”. That was a terrible idea, but increased her life happiness with approximately 26,3%.
Funny, poignant, thought-provoking — Garnier’s stories offer a unique perspective on life’s absurdities, making us see the surreal in the everyday ordinary.
Her writings have been featured in Yellow Arrow Journal, Expanded Field Journal, The Beautiful Space, Defenestration Magazine, the anthology At the River’s Mouth, and several other publications.
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, Fine Arts Cabaret at THOPSS Theatre Amsterdam, Improv Short Form Reform at Improv Comedy Copenhagen, and Sketch Comedy Intensive from The Second City.
She is the coordinator of writing critique group Experiments in English: Creative Writing for Internationals at Aarhus Literature Centre, a member of English Improv Comedy troupe Giggle Me This, and founder of the storytelling events Always Burning.
She can be found performing spoken word poetry in the local book & wine cafe, teaching literary and performance arts, or up on the stage doing improv comedy.