Live Literature Promoters and Event Programmers
Carmina is available for poetry performance and readings. To get an idea of what this would be like, head over to the Audio & Video section or check out the Upcoming Events page and go to see her live. She is said to deliver with a ‘quirky sense of humour and startling honesty,’ contrasted with ‘a vase like fragility she explores what it is to be young and female, today and here.’
Children and Education
As well as poetry, Carmina also writes for children. She would love to inspire younger generations to embrace literature and offer positive messages about life. She would love to get involved in workshops about creativity, and the practicalities of starting out a career as an artist. She is also available for readings and discussion sessions at all levels of education. She has had experience leading workshops as part of the ‘Shake the Dust’ youth poetry slam, as well as mentoring students in English at GCSE level.
Carmina is yet to be published and is currently looking for agency representation, and publication of her poetry. She would love to be contacted if any publishers are interested in her work. In the near future she hopes to develop a collection of children’s literature, a non-fiction work on Feminism, and novels.
Carmina currently collaborates with her partner, Matthew Dickerson. She also has some experience in illustration and envisions her first poetry collection to be highly visual. She has produced an example of what she aims for her first collection. If you are an illustrator and would like to experiment with a collaboration such as the postcards Matthew and I produced (which can be viewed here) do get in contact.
Musicians and DJs
Carmina has performed with a guitarist and is interested in experimenting with different musicians. She also sings during these performances. If you think you would be interested in a collaboration, contact her directly.
Magazines & Newspapers
Carmina writes reviews and articles centring around the arts. These have been published in Concrete Newspaper, and Hand + Star. She is always wanting to get involved with literary magazines, so if you are interested in her work, do get in contact. She has also self-published a small sample of poetry and welcomes reviews and feedback.
Carmina is passionate about poetry and would love to hear from other poetry lovers, whether to discuss poetry, to talk about collaborations, for advice, or if you would like to give feedback on her first publication.
Venues and Pubs
If you would like to bring live literature events to your establishment, please get in contact. Carmina has had experience managing her own successful event, ‘Carmina’s Poetry Tease’ and has plans for future events.
Carmina is actively involved in the Feminist cause, and has participated in events such as So She Said as part of Ladyfest, and was a feature performer at the Feminist Midsummer Party at Balham Bowling Club.
Carmina will review books for free if you send her a copy of the book. For further details, see the projects page.