I Can See What The Dark Looks Like Book Cover

“I Can See What The Dark Looks Like”


“Sometimes a Flame Needs Darkness to Ignite”

“I Can See What The Dark Looks Like” is an immersive, digital, poetry, theatre play by Naz Knight.

Exploring what it is to be human and transformative of both people and spaces.  The play connects the audience to each other and the space, not by specific experience, but by the emotional reaction the experience produces.

Description

Available in paperback and live performance (Spring 2022).

The multidimensional nature of “I Can See What The Dark Looks Like” emphasizes healing and transforms both people and space. The play creates feeling spaces and explores what it is to be human.  Going beyond superficial differences and artificial labels such as colour, race, religion, gender, age, ability, etc. instead focusing on compassion, empathy, appreciation and joy, from which healing naturally occurs.

“I Can See What The Dark Looks Like” part of The Collateral Beauty Series (CBS), explores Libby’s story, a young, black, woman from Luton.   CBS investigates what it is like for her to grow up in a post-war, post-industrial, working-class town; as she tries to become all she wants to become.  Pursue a changeless sense of who she is, where she has come from and seeks to reach the place she wants to go.

CBS is one story explored in three ways:- Poetry, Play and Prose. “I Am Collateral Beauty” a suspense/thriller novel. “I Can See What The Dark Looks Like” is an immersive, digital, poetry, theatre play created using multimedia performance. “Poetry Emotion: Collateral Beauty” is CBS’s prose and poetry, with journey guide.   Similar to Naz’s earlier poetry book “Butterfly Drinks Crocodile Tears”.   However, this is a three-part book based upon Mazza’s multidimensional poetry therapy practice model.

 

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I Can See What The Dark Looks Like Book Cover

 

 

Authors Bio

Naz Knight was born, raised and made in Luton and is first-generation British-born Caribbean. Before writing biographical fiction, Naz founded the Queen’s award-winning NINE RED  Presents…(CIC) that responds to the Luton community’s needs to bring about social change and positively impact people’s lives.

Naz published her first book in 2016 “Butterfly Drinks Crocodile Tears” a collection of Art, Prose and Poetry with a forward written by Dr Shaun Wallace; Barrister and a “chaser” on ITV’s “The Chase”.   As a child, Naz said that “(she) Never chose to write, words chose me to be their writer,” describing herself as a word mechanic. 

Naz is an interdisciplinary artist, whose practice comprises of the exploration of the contrasting yet interconnected elements of light, projection, sound and movement to transform and connect people and spaces, using poetry that delivers messages across all levels of awareness. 

Find out more about Naz Knight at wordschoseme.com and Nine Red at nineredpresents.org.uk

 

About Deb-Ra

Why This Book?

Exploring what it is to be human and transformative of both people and spaces. 

The play connects the audience to each other and the space, not by specific experience, but by the emotional reaction the experience produces.

We are Beauty because we are compassion, joy, love, empathy, understanding, patience, and tolerance. Our beauty we own, it’s the damage that is collateral.

There is a saying of unknown origins which states;

“Butterflies can’t see their wings. They can’t see how truly beautiful they are, but everyone else can. People are like that as well”.

It is not just how they look at themselves but also how they view the events and circumstances they find themselves in.

The idea is that love is at the centre of suffering, pain and loss and this at its core is collateral beauty.

 

Author Q&A

I Can See What The Dark Looks Like  Trailer

What The Dark Looks Like” is an immersive, digital, poetry, theatre play. Exploring what it is to be human and transformative of both people and spaces. The play connects the audience to each other and the space, not by specific experience, but by the emotional reaction the experience produces.
The multidimensional nature of “I Can See What The Dark Looks Like” emphasizes healing and transforms both people and space. The play creates feeling spaces and explores what it is to be human. Going beyond superficial differences and artificial labels such as colour, race, religion, gender, age, ability, etc. instead focusing on compassion, empathy, appreciation and joy, from which healing naturally occurs.
Publisher: NINE RED Presents… (CIC) 
ISBN: 9780995633223 
Number of pages: 300 
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 30 mm

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I Can See What The Dark Looks Like Book Cover & Sell Sheets.

 

Eve Ov Luton

Eve Ov Luton (EVOLUTION)

Spelt Evolution but pronounced Eve Ov Luton.  Is a collection of poetry that explores Womanhood, Society and Evolution.

L-Town Mind 

This is my version of Alicia Keyes’s “Empire State of Mind”. A tribute to my favourite artist and city, with love to my home town 

Eve Ov Luton (EVe’s LUTON)

Spelt Evolution but pronounced Eve’s Luton.  Is a collection of poetry that reflects the Luton Naz sees. 

Luton is a town with an enormous and overwhelming sense of community togetherness.  Luton is a community that rises to face adversity, we support each other, we stand together and we fight for each other.

No matter the issue, the cause or the challenge;  it’s guaranteed within Luton, there will be a community group or individual, grassroots or otherwise that will be there to lead the charge in providing support or helping gain justice.

We are the voices of those misunderstood as angry, uncompromising and obstreperous; for our voices can just as easily be understood as the passionate cry bore out of frustration of powerless people whose voices remain unheard.  Eve Ov Luton explores the hidden voices of our society.

 

I Am Collateral Beauty – Book Trailer & Excerpt

Libby is a young black woman from Luton, an athlete and trainee barrister with aspirations of becoming a writer. However, everything is not as it seems. One day she ends up lost in a maze, where she meets eight strangers; all unsure of how they got there, all they know is that the labyrinth has an ominous message.

“Nine will enter, one will leave”.

 

I am Collateral Beauty


Libby is a young black woman from Luton, an athlete and trainee barrister with aspirations of becoming a writer. However, everything is not as it seems. One day she ends up lost in a maze, where she meets eight strangers; all unsure of how they got there, all they know is that the labyrinth has an ominous message.

“Nine will enter, one will leave”.

Description

Available in paperback, e-book and audiobook.

“I Am Collateral Beauty” part of The Collateral Beauty Series (CBS), explores Libby’s story, a young, black, woman from Luton.  CBS investigates what it is like for her to grow up in a post-war, post-industrial, working-class town; as she tries to become all she wants to become.  Pursue a changeless sense of who she is, where she has come from and seeks to reach the place she wants to go.

CBS is one story explored in three ways:- Poetry, Play and Prose. “I Am Collateral Beauty” a suspense/thriller novel. “I Can See What The Dark Looks Like” is an immersive, digital, poetry, theatre play created using multimedia performance. “Poetry Emotion: Collateral Beauty” is CBS’s prose and poetry, with journey guide.   Similar to Naz’s earlier poetry book “Butterfly Drinks Crocodile Tears”.   However, this is a three-part book based upon Mazza’s multidimensional poetry therapy practice model.

 

Buy The Book!

 

 

Authors Bio

Naz Knight was born, raised and made in Luton and is first-generation British-born Caribbean. Before writing biographical fiction, Naz founded the Queen’s award-winning NINE RED  Presents…(CIC) that responds to the Luton community’s needs to bring about social change and positively impact people’s lives.

Naz published her first book in 2016 “Butterfly Drinks Crocodile Tears” a collection of Art, Prose and Poetry with a forward written by Dr Shaun Wallace; Barrister and a “chaser” on ITV’s “The Chase”.   As a child, Naz said that “(she) Never chose to write, words chose me to be their writer,” describing herself as a word mechanic. 

Naz is an interdisciplinary artist, whose practice comprises of the exploration of the contrasting yet interconnected elements of light, projection, sound and movement to transform and connect people and spaces, using poetry that delivers messages across all levels of awareness. 

Find out more about Naz Knight at wordschoseme.com and Nine Red at nineredpresents.org.uk

 

About Deb-Ra

Why This Book?

Because I want to remind people that there is still love in the world.

Negativity flies at us daily, in a world that seems so dark and bleak and a society that feels broken.

It’s important to highlight the light that is within us all. To know that light will shine no matter how dark it gets.

We are Beauty because we are compassion, joy, love, empathy, understanding, patience, and tolerance. Our beauty we own, it’s the damage that is collateral.

There is a saying of unknown origins which states, “Butterflies can’t see their wings. They can’t see how truly beautiful they are, but everyone else can. People are like that as well”.

It is not just how they look at themselves but also how they view the events and circumstances they find themselves in.

The idea is that love is at the centre of suffering, pain and loss and this at its core is collateral beauty.

 

Author Q&A

I Am Collateral Beauty Book Cover & Sell Sheets.

 

I Am Collateral Beauty Trailer

Libby is a young black woman from Luton, an athlete and trainee barrister with aspirations of becoming a writer. However, everything is not as it seems. One day she ends up lost in a maze, where she meets eight strangers; all unsure of how they got there, all they know is that the labyrinth has an ominous message. “Nine will enter, one will leave”.
“I Am Collateral Beauty” is part of The Collateral Beauty Series (CBS), which explores Libby’s story. CBS investigates what it is like for her to grow up in a post-war, post-industrial, working-class town; as she tries to become all she wants to become. Pursue a changeless sense of who she is, where she has come from and seeks to reach the place she wants to go.

Publisher: NINE RED Presents… (CIC) 
ISBN: 9780995633247 
Number of pages: 333 
Weight: 300 g 
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 30 mm

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I Am Collateral Beauty

 

 

 

A Love Story To Luton…

…Because Beauty Is In The Eye Of The Beholder.

 

 

Naz Knight was born, raised and made in Luton and is first-generation British-born Caribbean.  The Collateral Beauty Series launches in May 2021 and is one story explored in three ways:- Poetry, Play and Prose, available in Paperback, E-Book & Audiobook (all major platforms).  

AUTHOR BIO

About Naz

Naz Knight was born, raised and made in Luton and is first-generation British-born Caribbean.

Before writing biographical fiction, Naz founded the Queen’s award-winning NINE RED  Presents…(CIC) that responds to the Luton community’s needs to bring about social change and positively impact people’s lives.

Naz published her first book in 2016 “Butterfly Drinks Crocodile Tears” a collection of Art, Prose and Poetry with a forward written by Dr Shaun Wallace; Barrister and a “chaser” on ITV’s “The Chase”.  

As a child, Naz said that “(she) Never chose to write, words chose me to be their writer,” describing herself as a word mechanic. 

Naz is an interdisciplinary artist, whose practice comprises of the exploration of the contrasting yet interconnected elements of light, projection, sound and movement to transform and connect people and spaces, using poetry that delivers messages across all levels of awareness. 

Find out more about Naz Knight at wordschoseme.com and Nine Red at nineredpresents.org.uk

Naz Knight Media Kit

PRESS RELEASE

Embargoed for Release until Monday, 7 June 2021, at 7am.

 

Debra Knight LL.B (Hons)

NINE RED Presents…(CIC)

07881705719

NRP@artundefined.com

Nineredpresents.org.uk

 

A Love Story To Luton

(Because Beauty Is In The Eye Of The Beholder.)

 

LUTON, BEDFORDSHIRE, 29 January 2021. Naz Knight was born, raised and made in Luton and is first-generation British-born Caribbean.  The Collateral Beauty Series launches in May 2021 and is one story explored in three ways:- Poetry, Play and Prose, available in Paperback, E-Book & Audiobook (all major platforms).  

“This is my scream of the butterfly, letting the world see the beauty I see in the place I call home. I guess you could call it a love story to Luton.”  Naz Knight.

Before writing biographical fiction, Naz founded the Queen’s award-winning NINE RED Presents…(CIC). That responds to the Luton community’s needs to bring about social change and positively impact people’s lives.

The Collateral Beauty Series (CBS) explores Libby’s story, a young black woman from Luton. Investigating what it is like for her to grow up in a post-war, post-industrial, working-class town as she tries to become all she wants to become. Pursue a changeless sense of who she is, where she has come from and seeks to reach the place she wants to go.

The CBS Collection: “I Am Collateral Beauty” –  A suspense novel.  “Poetry Emotion: Collateral Beauty Collection” – Poetry & Prose.  “I Can See What The Dark Looks Like” – Theatre Play. All paperbacks are available to pre-order from Waterstones.com.  The E-Book & Audiobook versions of “I Am Collateral Beauty” are available for pre-order early autumn 2021. The play will be in theatres from Spring 2022.

For book trailers and other details see wordschoseme.com

Naz published her first book in 2016 “Butterfly Drinks Crocodile Tears” a collection of Art, Prose and Poetry with a forward written by Dr Shaun Wallace; Barrister and a “chaser” on ITV’s “The Chase”.   As a child, Naz said that “(she) Never chose to write, words chose me to be their writer,” describing herself as a word mechanic. 

Naz is an interdisciplinary artist, whose practice comprises of the exploration of the contrasting yet interconnected elements of light, projection, sound and movement to transform and connect people and spaces, using poetry that delivers messages across all levels of awareness.  Find out more about Naz Knight at wordschoseme.com and Nine Red at nineredpresents.org.uk

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CBS Book Trailers

Naz Knight was born, raised and made in Luton and is first-generation British-born Caribbean.  The Collateral Beauty Series launches in May 2021 and is one story explored in three ways:- Poetry, Play and Prose, available in Paperback, E-Book & Audiobook (all major platforms). 

Collateral Beauty Series Naz Knight Words Chose Me

The Collateral Beauty Series (CBS) explores Libby’s story, a young black woman from Luton. Investigating what it is like for her to grow up in a post-war, post-industrial, working-class town as she tries to become all she wants to become. Pursue a changeless sense of who she is, where she has come from and seeks to reach the place she wants to go.

 

 Excerpt

“I Am Collateral Beauty”

 Excerpt 

“Poetry E.motion: Collateral Beauty Collection.

 Q&A 

Sample Interview.