One word best describes Vennie Kocsis. Multi-faceted. Vennie doesn't hesitate to bare her soul, and it is apparent in her debut poetry lp, "Dusted Shelves; memoirs of a cult child". Not only is Vennie an exceptional writer and performer, her ability to connect to healing through her recently published interactive journal "Becoming Gratitude" and her unique designs is an example of a soul focused on healing and survival.
Vennie is a songwriter and singer performing at various venues in the Pacific Northwest. As a musical performer, Vennie represents NuFolk mixing jazz, r&b and folk embodied inside the soulful sounds weaving from her lips. She is a story teller with a compelling stage presence and dynamic personality. Vennie's work is a stellar outpouring of the aftermath and survival of child abuse. Her honesty brings us to the understanding of how important it is to face ourselves and express our passions. She is an advocate against abuse, and her work explores the emotion carried from having experienced trauma.
"Creating allowed me to feel that I had a voice. Creativity saved me." Vennie says. "Being able to take my pain, give it over to the page, or the song, or the painting or pouring it into a character separate from me, allowed me to relieve the burden of carrying the emotion of my childhood."