Biography

Genevieve Carver is a writer, performer and arts educator based in Sheffield.


Her poetry has been widely published in journals and anthologies including Iota, Envoi and The North, and her first collection, A Beautiful Way to be Crazy, was published by Verve Poetry Press in 2020. She has received a number of literary accolades including in the National Poetry Competition, Troubadour International Poetry Prize and White Review Poetry Prize.


Genevieve performs regularly at prestigious events and venues including music festivals, theatres and literature festivals. Previous appearances include Shambala music festival, Underbelly at the Edinburgh Fringe, The Roundhouse, The Royal Albert Hall, Cheltenham Literature Festival, Ilkley Literature Festival and Banff Mountain Book Festival in Canada.


Since 2016 she has been leading critically acclaimed gig theatre project Genevieve Carver & The Unsung. With this project she has nationally toured two shows combining spoken word, music and theatre, celebrating unsung heroes and marginalized voices.


Genevieve has been commissioned to write poetry, theatre and television for organisations including The National Portrait Gallery, Sky TV, Theatre Deli, ARC Stockton, Slung Low and Apples & Snakes.


She also works as a freelance arts educator delivering creative writing and performance workshops to schools, universities, and community groups.

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