Biography



SHORT VERSION

Christi N. Warner is a Namibian-born poet, singer, songwriter and theatre for development practitioner who lives in Oxford UK with her family. In Namibia, she used poetry and theatre as tools for community empowerment, co-founded a theatre company and inspired young upcoming writers. She became a popular Namibian face thanks to her work as television presenter and actor.


EXTENDED VERSION

Christi N. Warner is a Namibian-born poet, singer, songwriter and theatre practitioner. She was awarded an MA degree in Theatre for Development from King Alfred's College, Winchester, UK. In Namibia she worked for the 
non-governmental organisation Bricks Community Project where she used poetry and theatre as tools for 
community empowerment. 
She co-founded Township Productions Theatre Company, organised and facilitated creative writing workshops for young writers, served as the editor of Poetree magazine, co-edited the Namibian poetry anthology In Search of Questions, published by Basler Afrika Bibliographien, did freelance work for the New Era Namibian newspaper, Committed Artist of Namibia and the Namibia Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture. 
She became a popular Namibian face and voice taking on many different presenting, directing and acting roles, one such role (Lady Makossa) for the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation. She was invited to perform her poems at the University of Namibia, various festivals, conferences and official events in Namibia and abroad, including for the 
First Lady at the Namibian State House. 
She can now be seen performing in Oxford, UK. If she’s not showing people how to walk with her poetry and dissect it, she’s usually learning to appreciate complex LEGO designs, teenage fingers practising virtuoso Chopin on piano, making voices for cats and frogs during bedtime stories and mastering cooking like a proper Italian wife.