Vivienne Vermes is a British writer and actress of Hungarian and Irish descent who has lived in Paris for thirty years. She has published four collections of poetry: "Sand Woman" (Rebus), "Passages" and "Metamorphoses" (L'Harmattan), and a CD, "When the World Stops Spinning". She has performed her work all over Europe, and run creative writing workshops in Greece, Romania and France. She is winner of the Paragram Poetry Prize (2013) and Petite Prose Prize (2016), and of the Mail on Sunday's Best Opening to a Novel competition as well as Flash 500's prize for short fiction. As an actress, she recently played Queen Elizabeth II in the French comedy film "Les Profs 2", and Judge Sarah Hughes in "Jackie".
"THE TASTE OF DARK BLUE", PAINTINGS BY TALI NEEMAN SABO, WORDS BY VIVIENNE VERMES, ebook out in June 2021.
"A book born out of lockdown. . .every painting found a poem, each poem found a painting."
An artist in Israel and a poet in Paris find echoes in each other's work.
Vivienne: Poetry Reading in the Blue Belle Cafe in Penge on Sat Oct 7th, 2017, as from 7.30 p.m. as part of the Penge Poets' event.
Reading in Paris with the Paris 17 and a Half Minutes' Writing group in December 2017. Exact date and venue TBA.
Book launch in Paris, 19h30, May 25th, 2018, Berkeley Books, 8 rue Casimir Delavigne, Paris.