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Carmina Masoliver is a writer from southwest London. She has been writing and performing poetry since 2006, with feature sets in London, Norwich and UK festivals. Her work has been published in various magazines and anthologies, both in print and online. She has written articles and reviews for Zukuri UnLtd, Hand + Star and Apples and Snakes.

Carmina worked alongside Ross Sutherland in Cambridge to facilitate workshops with school children as part of ‘Shake the Dust’ – a national poetry slam project. She currently runs a creative writing club at a school in Bethnal Green, where she works as an Academic Mentor.

Carmina has studied English Literature at the University of East Anglia, which included creative writing components. She has since graduated from an MA in Creative Entrepreneurship with Distinction. This saw her putting together a collection of illustrated poetry and managing her first solo event, which featured Rosy Carrick and Catherine Woodward.

In 2013 Carmina performed at Larmer Tree Festival and as part of the current Roundhouse Poetry Collective at The Last Word Festival. She was also in the final 20 to become the Young Poet Laureate for London and is now a member of the Podium Poets collective, who will be launching their digital anthology in 2014.

Carmina is the creator of She Grrrowls – a night showcasing talented women within the arts. She features poetry, comedy and music and welcomes audience members to join in the open mic’. It takes places every third Monday at The Gallery Cafe in Bethnal Green.

Carmina is also the editor of the anthology Poetry&Paint, an anthology exploring the relationships between words and visual art, published twice a year.

Carmina is due to be published in the ‘Intros’ series by Nasty Little Press in 2014. She is also due to join the Burn After Reading collective. This year she hopes to put into motion ambitions to write a novel, as well as a non-fiction text.

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