FOUNDER & INSTRUCTOR
Teacher, writer, poet, guitar/bass player, publisher, performer, and body boarding buddy...
B.A. POLITICAL SCIENCE/INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
CERTIFICATE IN SPECIAL EDUCATION FROM ROP
Raundi is convinced that the Zombie Apocalypse is only another metaphor for poetry--which might explain her strange compulsion to want to infect everyone she meets. 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 poerty collections, Let The Ends Spill Over Your Lips and Death of A Snowman: What the Puddle Had to Say. Her album Death of A Snowman will be available in Spring 2017. She is editor and co-author of The Mammary Chronicles: The Hills Are Alive as well as the editor of 3 all-ages Poetry anthologies: A Poet is A Poet No Matter How Tall, Episode II: Attack of The Poems, and Short Poems Ain't Got Nobody to Love, and In Poetry, We Believe.
Raundi has been the featured poet at many Southern California venues; including KPFK’s 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, the CHN, HSC, Good Vibrations Homeschooling conferences, and the 2011 Awakening The Muse Women's Conference. In her spare time, Raundi is a fundraiser for various charities, public speaker, musician (bass guitar/guitar), singer/song writer, performer for the bands 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 I learned to use to get good grades in school. For most of my life, I hated writing. It’s true. In school I had a short attention span, Dyslexia, and a wild imagination. Sitting at a desk and writing with a pencil was torture. I made up new stories everyday but never wanted to write them down on paper. 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. I began to share my writing with people I trusted. They encouraged me, and I have been writing ever since. I have written 4 full-length novels and about 10,000 short stories and poems. That isn’t even hyperbole.
My intention for my creating writing workshops is to give people an opportunity to like writing. Maybe even grow to love it, like I did. If you already love writing, this is definitely the place for you. If you don’t, I hope to find a way to change your mind.
I also hope that every week you will come to class ready to explore your own imagination and record your findings.
My job is to help you get theideas 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 and am available for help with editing, both copy and content.
Thank you! For signing up! I look forward to writing with you.
Raundi K. Moore-Kondo
Pick of The Week
Moon Tide Press
Poet of the Month
Sandra Dodd's Website
How I use my Thinking Sticks, by Raundi Moore-Kondo