As an internationally recognized poet, author and speaker, Mr. Tim Swain has been captivating audiences for years as an award-winning performer and catalyst for social change. As a native of Houston, Texas, he began writing at the age of five and after realizing his gift, began competing in school talent shows and oratorical competitions.
Initially, writing was his catharsis and it wasn't until high school that he entered the slam poetry scene and quickly established himself as a respected slam poet and fierce competitor.
Swain has competed in slam poetry competitions across the United States and has been the keynote speaker at dozens of educational conferences, church seminars and has headlined venues in Mexico and Africa focusing on empowerment through literacy and education. His work also served as the inspiration for Why I Write, a national anti-bullying campaign in London, England broadcast on BBC. He has spoken to audiences up to 5000 and his words have impacted people in over three dozen countries.
Currently, he holds a M.ed. in Education from Texas State University-San Marcos and is coordinating curriculum for Congress KIDZ, an anti-bullying and character building educational initiative for underrepresented elementary school students. He also serves as a success coach and recently launched a success series which focuses on goal setting and purpose driven living. Swain recently finished his debut book entitled, “The Bird outside Your Window” an inspirational and contemporary, poetic rendition of the ugly duckling.
Mr. Tim Swain's underlining motivation is his personal relationship with Jesus Christ, and on a daily basis he is trying to live out his purpose to its fullest potential.