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Monday, 1 May 2017

Carol Leeming reads at Surrey Poetry Festival 2017

Dare to Diva company, is delighted to announce that its lead artist, Leicester based poet Carol Leeming, will be reading at the forthcoming Surrey Poetry Festival. This Festival is in conjunction with the New Writers Festival, and it takes place on Saturday May 6th 2017. The Festival runs from 12-5pm and is at the GLive Venue in Guildford. Carol will be reading from her debut Chapbook The Declamations of Cool Eye published by Dare to Diva Productions in 2016.

This book has almost sold out its first edition. Due to promotional reading events Carol has attended, it has been particularly well received by poetry fans and so called ‘non poetry’ people alike.

The Surrey Poetry Festival is in its seventh year and has a tradition of bringing together groundbreaking and spellbinding voices from the UK and other countries. The Festival line up each year also features readings, talks, and installations from the most exciting, thoughtful and questioning poets

The Declamations of Cool Eye chapbook, contains a selection of Carol’s shorter poems, both new and old, in the voice of a black woman poetical Enchanter. The poems reflect, city, natural, cosmic or spiritual spaces, seeking, to dispel the ravages and down pressure of an unkind society on a black woman.   

A film poem, (inspired by a silver sequined hat from Morocco North Africa) titled Enchanter produced by Dare to Diva productions, features the poem Drawing from the book, read by Carol. The film poem has also been screened, a number of times, and has been described by audiences, as ‘mesmerising’ and ‘mysterious’ clearly has also helped to promote the poetry chapbook. A wider release for the film poem is planned for later in the year.

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The Declamations of Cool Eye by Carol Leeming
Available now from the Author: carolleeming@gmail.com
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