Carol Leeming

Carol had a successful career as a singer/songwriter in the 1990s before becoming a freelance writer. From this time onwards she performed her poetry at open mic sessions and for Apples and Snakes, England’s leading performance and spoken word organisation.

She has performed her poetry at festivals, regional theatres and on BBC Radio as well as training a new generation of regional performance poets.

Carol’s first radio play, Reality Check, was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and shortlisted for the Richard Imison Award for the best radio drama script by a writer new to radio. She received Arts Council funding for a dramatic monologue called The Loneliness of the Long Distance Diva, a Choreopoem which premiers at the Curve Theatre in Leicester as part of the Cultural Olympiad 2012.

She'll be performing at the Manchester Independent Book Market, on Saturday 9th June, 2012.

Carol curates poetry for performance, digital installations and writes for local and national arts cultural magazines.

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