Zia Trench is an award-winning Broadcast Journalist, presenter, writer and documentary maker. She runs Zeitgeist Theatre Ltd, that makes TV, Radio and Theatre productions. She writes, presents and makes films about social issues, particularly civil liberties, feminism and global terrorism. She also makes distinct and creative promotional videos for small businesses and charities.
A little about you, first. Do you have any hidden talents?
ZT: I’m a journalist/documentary maker – and I’ve published a unique, quirky set of poems on Amazon in response to the boring things we hear about taking drugs.
I’d love to be interviewed; I used to present on BBC Politics Show and so quite controversial to release a book like this.
Tell us about your poetry colletion, As High As A Kite — what themes does it tackle?
ZT: My poems are about drug adventures; they’re insights into life, into people and passing time. They do really well at spoken word events in London.
Is there anything you want readers to take away from your writing?
ZT: I just like honesty, lightness and insightful writing.
I don’t want to lecture or be ‘objective’ as I was trained to be as a journalist. Things should just come from the heart and everyone should row their own boat, not be told what to think or what is right and wrong.
Which other indie authors do you recommend or admire?
ZT: I’ve just read all SJ Parris but she’s doing too well for me to recommend!
Lastly, what question should I have asked you, and why?
ZT: You should ask me about the giant conker sitting outside my window.
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