Carol Leeming

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

Writer Biography

Objectives:

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.

Bibliography

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  

 

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Chamelon-Dreamer/199785671555

 

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:

 

Print

 

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

 

http://www.crystalclearcreators.org.uk/pages/publications.html

 

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

 

http://www.bloodaxebooks.com/titlepage.asp?isbn=1852249293

 

 

 

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

 

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Chamelon-Dreamer/199785671555

 

 ‘Just Peachey’ commissioned by Beltane Fayre

 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/product-reviews/B0089O7ZBQ/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1

 

 

 

Youtube Clips

 

 

 

Poem ‘ Iwa Jima’ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCGA-BXQJYU

 

Poem ‘Hair Plating’ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZWDcOK5IE0

 

Poetry Blog 

 

Word Press ‘No Endings Only Beginings’http://carolleeming.wordpress.com

 
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

 

 

 

Tutor:

 

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

http://www.applesandsnakes.co.uk/page/84/Carol+Leeming/42

Grassroutes Writers Gallery Member

http://www.transculturalwriting.com/Grassroutes/content/Carol_Leeming.htm

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

    Want to know more?

    You can request more information about this writer by sending an email to info@writingeastmidlands.co.uk.