Short Biography

Linda Cleary is a poet – writer – performer, originally from UK with a theatre background and Diploma in LAMDA Speech and Drama, a Diploma in Recreational Studies from Manchester Metropolitan (specialisation Creative Writing) and a HND in Theatre Studies.

She has been delivering workshops in Creative Writing, Theatre and related Arts, to a wide demographic of age and ability and in many varied settings, since 1991; working in UK, Holland, Czech Republic, Australia and Egypt – latterly providing courses at Diwan Bookstores, Egypt As well as online courses, weekly live classes, workshops and masterclasses, she offers Creative Writing Retreats in inspiring locations across the world. Linda has initiated and is responsible for many literary events including open mics and writers’ salons and she set up and runs The Writers’ Centre: – from which her new website, the Free Writers Centre, grew from.

Her own creative platforms are which houses her written work and her audio work of spoken word and music fusions can be found at She has produced several poetry films: many which have been in international poetry festivals over the years, including the Berlin Zebra Poetry Film Festival. Last but not least she has also created installations using text/audio and image exhibited in several prominent galleries.



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