About Kim

Kim's performances have mesmerized audiences throughout the southeast for more than 18 years. She performs in period correct attire ranging from the Regency era to the Roaring 20’s. Some performances include authentic displays and a pictorial history of items. Her novel, Truer Words, was published and released nationwide by Tate Publishing in May of 2012. She appeared in the Robert Redford movie, The Conspirator, as Mrs. Stanton the wife of Secretary of War Stanton played by Kevin Kline. Other accomplishments include portraying the wife of the villainous plantation owner in Jude Deveraux’ novella Promises available on Vook. She has also served as a docent at several historic homes throughout the Lowcountry of South Carolina. Contact Kim at lavenderloft@hotmail.com at for available dates and fees.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Coming Soon! Tea is for Teddy Bears!

Coming soon to a bookshelf near you...

The soon to be released second novel by Kim Poovey, Through Button Eyes, transports the reader to fond memories of childhood with a favorite teddy bear, playing dress up, and having tea parties. 

Tea is for Teddy Bear with Margarete Steiff  is a performance sharing the history of famed teddy bear maker, Margaret Steiff, in addition to tea etiquette traditions steeped in teddy bear humor. A delightful addition to any ladies tea.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Scandalous Scarlett

Learn more about the epic movie Gone With the Wind and Margaret Mitchell, author of one of the most beloved tales of all time. Kim dresses in the infamous BBQ dress and regales audiences with facts and trivia not commonly known about the film and the author. Also learn why Scarlett was such a scandalous character

Truer Words-A Novel and Storytelling Event

Truer Words is a novel about loyalty, love, tragedy, and doing the right thing no matter the circumstances. Set in the beautiful and romantic Lowcountry of South Carolina during the Victorian era, Truer Words transports audiences to a simpler more genteel time.  Emma Victoria Brown is born to priveledge in a family with a dangerous secret that could cost them their very lives.
Watch the novel come to life as author, Kim Poovey, portrays Emma in period attire. Kim is available for questions and book signings following the performance.
Be transported to a bygone era and experience the Lowcountry at its finest.


Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Jane Austen

 In Regency style attire Kim portrays Jane Austen sharing the life stories of this famous author and the history of her most notable writings such as Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility.
For a little humor, Kim also performs "Dating Tips by Jane Austen" a humorous look at advice Jane might have shared today about dating using excerpts from her famous novels.
Performance time is approximately 35 minutes.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Corsets to Crinolines

A fun look at how a woman of the Victorian era dressed from the inside out. Learn about  unmentionables, such as corsets and petticoats, outer garments and the accessories that made the Victorian woman's wardrobe one of the most beautiful and romantic in historic fashion. Audience members will also learn about the language of the fan as well as the etiquette of the day.
 Performance lasts approximtely 45 minutes.

The Haunted South, ghost stories and mourning practices of the Victorian era

Victorians were noted for their love of ghost stories and strict mourning practices. Enjoy spine tingling tales of the haunted Lowcountry of South Carolina as well as the mourning rituals of the era.
Dressed in Victorian mourning attire Kim shares displays of mourning items from the era.
Performance lasts approximately 40 minutes and pairs well with haunted tea parties.