FOUNDER & INSTRUCTOR
Writing coach, poet, publisher, bassist, singer/song writer, and roller skating buddy...
CERTIFICATE IN SPECIAL EDUCATION FROM ROP
Raundi is convinced that the zombie apocalypse another metaphor for poetry--which might explain her strange compulsion to want to infect everyone she meets with it. As the founder of For The Love of Words: Creative Writing Collective, she has been offering uniquely designed creative writing and poetry workshops, for writers of all ages, since 2009.
Raundi has been nominated for a Pushcart award, and has two full-length poetry collections, Let The Ends Spill Over Your Lips and Death of A Snowman.
Editor of four all-ages poetry anthologies: A Poet is A Poet No Matter How Tall, Episode II: Attack of The Poems, Short Poems Ain't Got Nobody to Love, and
In Poetry, We Believe.
Raundi has been the featured poet at many Southern California venues like Poet’s Café, Two Idiots Peddling Poetry, Cobalt Cafe, Beyond Baroque, and @One Laguna's Spoken Word/Spoken Song.
Her poetry has been has been published in Don’t Blame the Ugly Mug on Tebot Bach, Aim For The Head on Write Bloody Press, My Poem Rocks, Lummox Vol 1. , Vol 2., and Vol 3., Cadence Collective and Lucid Moose. She has been Poet of The Month for Moon Tide Press, L.A. Examiner's Pick of the Week, and the winner of The Lightbulb Mouth Literary Adventure Part V.
Raundi has facilitated workshops for OCSA 's OCRYSE; CHN, HSC and Good Vibrations homeschooling conferences; and the 2011 Awakening The Muse Women's Conference. In her spare time, Raundi is a writer, poet, public speaker, painter, musician, singer/song writer, and bassist for Hurt & The Heartbeat and Daisy UnChained.
A word from your fearless workshop facilitator:
I am a lot of things, but I didn’t become a writer until I was 35 years old. Before that, writing was just a tool that used to get good grades in school. For most of my life, I hated writing. It’s true. With a short attention span, Dyslexia, and a wild imagination, sitting at a desk and writing with a pencil was torture. Crazy enough, making up new stories was my guilty pleasure but writing them down seemed like a lot of work. As I became more comfortable with writing and my stories got more interesting, I wanted to save them for myself but never had any intention of sharing them with anyone, ever. In fact, the mere thought of someone reading my stories gave me extreme anxiety. Over time, I became more comfortable with the idea and began to share my writing with trusted family and friends. They encouraged me, and I have been writing ever since. Today, with four full-length novels and about 10,000 short stories and poems cluttering up my MacBook, I call call myself a writer.
My intention for my creating writing workshops is to give people an opportunity to learn to like writing. Maybe even grow to love it. If you already love writing, this is definitely the place for you. If you don’t like to write, my mission is to change your mind and hope you come to class excited to explore your own imagination and record your findings.
My job is to help you get your ideas out of your head and onto a page using the best words and your unique voice. I am here to help you craft your poems and stories to a publishable state.
Thank you, for signing up! I look forward to writing with you.
Raundi K. Moore-Kondo