Carol Leeming

Leicester, Leicestershire
Horror, SciFi & Fantasy, Literary Fiction, Other, Performance Poetry, Plays and Scripts, Poetry, Writing for Young Adults

Writer Biography


As a freelance writer my work has been published, in print, online/digital spaces, and performed onstage, broadcast radio drama, I am interested in Film TV Stage Drama and further Digital Installations/Screens in public spaces. I write poetry and plays, often magic realism with themes around social issues, highlighting the marginalized voices in society.I am completing my first poetry collection. Alongside completion of a second choreopoem  (poetic prose with movement) part of a trilogy, for further for performance and digital presentation.


Contributed To

Drama Plays Choreopoems & Other Poetry:    

 ‘Women in Pain’ Play co -written with Wendy Christian


‘The Twisted Plait’ Play Magic Realism Writing Commission


Awarded by Theatre Writing Partnership EM/Haymarket Theatre


‘Reality Check’ Radio Play Urban BBC Stages of Sound Writing Commission BBC Radio 4


‘The Loneliness of the Long Distance Diva’ Choreopoem Magic Realism


‘Tellerrman & The Isle of Skye’ Play Romantic Comedy in development 


 ‘The Devils Dandruff’ Play Tale About Drugs 


Debut Collection of Poetry (for print) 


Chameleon Dreamer’ Online Poetry Chronicle Facebook


Love the Life You Live …Live the Life You Love Choreopoem Script in Hand reading Oct 2nd 2014 Embrace Arts Centre Leicester Affective Digital Histories: Creative Writing Commission Centre for New Writing Leicester University to be published online later in 2014


Poetry Published:




 ‘Storm’ published in a limited edition literary magazine Hearing Voices published by Crystal Clear Creators Editor Maria Taylor Vol. 1


’Highfields Fantasia’ & ‘Valley Dreamers’ featured in a ground breaking Anthology - Out of Bounds Black & Asian Poets Edited by Jackie Kay published by Bloodaxe




Online/E Publishing:




Poem ‘Beating Butterflies’ published in‘ The Hat You Wear’ Manchester Independent Book Sampler Poetry Literature North /Comma Press Kindle Amazon 2012


Facebook: Chamelon Dreamer Poetry Chronicle


 ‘Just Peachey’ commissioned by Beltane Fayre




Youtube Clips




Poem ‘ Iwa Jima’


Poem ‘Hair Plating’


Poetry Blog 


Word Press ‘No Endings Only Beginings’

Performances & Workshops

Selected Poetry Performances:

Brightside Leicester


Word Leicester


Black Drop Nottingham


Speak Easy Nottingham


Black Science and Culture Festival National Space Centre Leicester


Taste Festival, recorded and broadcast BBC Radio Leicester


Black History Season 2004 Writing School, Adult Education Leicester


Love in the 21st Century  - Performances Leicester Haymarket Theatre


Beltane Fayre Festival  - Poetry Marquee Motte Leicester


The Big Session Folk Festival – Beat Route Poetry Tent


Images of Women March 2007 Peepul Centre Soundswrite Women’s Poetry Group


Poetry Brothel Strawberry Fields Festival Leicestershire


The Loneliness of the Long Distance Diva A Choreopoem Cultural Olympiad Curve Theatre Leicester


Leicester University Literary Festival Fringe Event Grassroutes Project


Pinggg…K Poetry Night Leicester


Out of Bound Poetry Anthology Launch London National Library 2013


The Naked Film Launch Exchange Bar Leicester 2013


SPRING & AUTUMN Poetry Events Embrace Arts 2013 & Debut performance ‘Autumn’ Choreopoem 2014




Poetry Workshop Leader /Tutor for:


I have experience writing poetry for the page and the stage. In addition to teaching creative writing: poetry and curating, devising and directing poetry for performance




Leicester City Council Literature Officer


Coventry City Council Reader in Literature


Soundswrite Womens Poetry Group Leicester


BBC Radio Leicester/Writing School Leicester Soundscapes Poetry Course


Crystal Clear Creators Young Peoples Poetry Group


Embrace Arts  & Curator Bobba Cass SPRING & FALL Events 2013






Apples & Snakes East Midlands Performance Poets Course


Radio Plays Writing School Leicester


Apples & Snakes


Black Readers & Writers Group Poetry Performance Lichfield West Midlands




Live Literature Curator/Producer:




Curator  & Contributor Poetry - LED Digital Installation ‘Sacred Spaces’ Evington commissioned by Leicester City Council Public Art  


Lyric Lounge Steering Group


Freedom Showcase Steering Group


Dare to Diva Productions:


Sheroes & Heroes Poetry Showcase St Georges Day Festival Curve Cultural Quarter Leicester


The Loneliness of the Long Distance Diva 2012 Curve Theatre Leicester


Simon Says Festival Poetry Showcase De Montfort Hall Leicester City Council 2013

Prizes & Awards

Awards Memberships & Other Roles

Shortlisted Award Richard Imision/Tinniswood for a first Radio Play

Society of Authors & Writers Guild

Apples & Snakes Poet

Grassroutes Writers Gallery Member

Judging Panel Grassroutes Project Writing Commission

Norman Beaton BBC Radio Drama Course

Equity Member

Cultural Olympian  - Cultural Olympiad 2012 East Midlands

Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts

Lifetime Achievement for the Arts African Caribbean’s Citizens Forum Leicester

Available for the following:

  • Community Group Work
  • Lectures / Talks / Panels
  • Live Performances
  • Teaching
  • Workshops
  • Work Experience/Qualifications

    Education (Workshops & Short Courses, Master Classes/Speakers)

    Noel Grieg Dramaturgy-Creative Writing 

    Sol B Rivers Playwriting Course

    Kay Adshead Playwriting 

    Anjan Saha Fiction Writing

    Member De Montfort University N-Lab Seminar Group (Digital Narrative)

    Member NAWE National Association of Writers in Education

     Member of Transliteracy Network De Montfort University 

    BBC Radio Play & Situation Comedy Writing \

    Jean ‘Binta’ Breeze Poetry

    De Montfort University Screen Writing

    E Media Writers Day Speculative Fiction, Fantasy and Magic

    Writing the Future, the Past & Other Worlds WEM

    Benji Reid Poetry & Performance 

    Dalgit Nagra Poetry

    Dorothea Smartt  & Kadija George Poetry Inscribe Mentoring Editing Poetry/CV

    Carol Ann Duffy Literary Leicester Festival

    Amitav Ghosh    Literary Leicester Festival 2013

    Professor Thomas Glave Centre for New writing Leicester University 2014

    Bernadine Evaristo  Prose Centre for New Writing

    Peter & Anne Sansom Poetry North Poetry Business DMU 2014

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