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, and her work has been published in print and online. She graduated in English Literature at University of East Anglia in 2011. She has since graduated from an MA in Creative Entrepreneurship with Distinction.
Carmina is the founder 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’. She is also the editor of the anthology Poetry&Paint, an anthology exploring the relationships between words and visual art, published twice a year.
She is a member of the Burn After Reading community and is in a collective of poets called Kid Glove, born out of the Roundhouse programme. Kid Glove are currently resident artists at the Roundhouse and are working on a show about adventure as part of this year’s Last Word Festival. Carmina was shortlisted for the Young Poet Laureate for London award in 2013 and was also the winner of that year’s Poetry Rivals competition.
An Academic Mentor at a secondary school, Carmina also runs a Spoken Word Club. She has facilitated workshops independently and alongside Ross Sutherland, Michael Rosen and Niall O’Sullivan.
Camina’s first pamphlet was published by Nasty Little Press in July 2014.