Biography: Austrian born Dori Kirchmair is the UK author and illustrator of ‘Resonance’ and the ‘A quick dip into Deep Thinking‘ series of short, but deep, and beautifully illustrated inspirational stories. Dori also writes poetry, gives inspirational talks and creates promotional video clips.
As an author Dori has shared her writing at many different events across the UK, given talks and guest lectures and appeared on radio. In 2014 she gave a TEDx talk on ‘Resonance’ at the University of Loughborough, UK and was also invited to present this piece of writing at an international conference on global peace and emotional intelligence in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Dori holds a BA(Hons) in Fine Art from Goldsmiths College, University of London but is also trained in the environmental field (PGDip Architecture: Advanced Environmental & Energy Studies – Centre for Alternative Technology and University of East London), management coaching, various complementary therapies, nutrition, horticulture (RHS), medicinal herbs and permaculture.
She has been an artist in the UK since the early 1990’s but also worked for over 25 years in project co-ordination, management and development across all sectors, in different fields and various countries.
Some of the many events and venues where Dori has given spoken word performances or guest lectures include: Derby College, Brighton Fringe, Bath Literature Festival, States of Independence book fair at De Montford University (Leicester), The Quad (Derby), Lyric Lounge (Chesterfield and Lincoln), Nottingham Festival of Words, Worcester Literature Festival, Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival (Glasgow), Tree of Life event (Birmingham), Merrill Academy (Derby), Bournemouth University, Buddhist retreat centre on Holy Island (Scotland), Champions for Change event (Nottingham), The Kelvingrove Museum (Glasgow), ACT Beeston, The Theosophical Society (Birmingham, Yorkshire and London), the Leicestershire Business event LBE 2014 at Tiger’s Stadium.