Mark Binder is an award-winning writer and performer who transmits joy.
"As a writer, my goal to engage, enrapture, entertain and occasionally challenge," Mark said in a talk at a recent conference. "While I've done a lot of work for children and families, recently I've been unblocking the censor and delving into more adult fare."
His books and audio books have won numerous awards, and include original fictions, traditional tales, revisited classics, epic myth, and autobiographical lies.
Mark performs at festivals, theaters, libraries, schools, synagogues, churches, community centers, and many other venues around the United States and in England, Ireland and France.
Mark has the unique ability to read a room and instantly adjust the program based on the age range of the audience present. His workshops are transformative. .
He is the founder of the American Story Theater, and has taught a college course in "Telling Lies" at the Rhode Island School of Design.
He holds a third degree black belt in Aikido, the martial art for peace. He currently practices centering and yoga. In his spare time he bakes bread and makes pizza—although now that he's low carb, this is considerably less frequent.
Mark Binder was born in Newton, MA, and has lived in Cambridge, Boston, Washington, London, New York City, San Antonio, and now Providence, RI.