Events In Brief

2016 Ongoing
Creative Writing Classes.

Enfield Poets have launched a new creative writing class for poets. The classes are on Wednesday evenings at 7.30pm in the Dugdale Theatre and will run every other week. They will cost just £5 per session. See ‘Workshops’ page of website for full details

Saturday April 1st
Barnet Poetry Competition Reading + Open Mic
Saturday May 6th
Ware Poets + Open Mic

 

7.30, Saturday April 1st
The Dugdale Centre, Enfield Town
Enfield Poets Present:
Barnet Competition Winners
+ Open Mic

Enfield Poets swept the board in the recent Barnet Poetry Competition, and our next poetry event is a celebration of their remarkable achievement. In the second half, the prize-winning and commended poets will read their work and discuss its background and genesis, and there will be the usual open-mic session in the first half. It’s sure to be another great evening, so make sure you put the date in your diary. We asked Price Waterhouse Cooper to present some awards, but they were, strangely, unavailable.

KAYE LEE (1st)
Kaye’s poetry mostly comes from her Australian background and from many years working in healthcare. She has been a prize winner in many competitions and published in magazines and anthologies. She is working towards her first collection.

VALERIE DARVILLE (2nd and Commended)
Valerie has been placed in a number of competitions, including twice in the Bridport, and published in magazines and anthologies. She has previously been commended in the Barnet.

ANTHONY FISHER (joint 3rd)
Anthony has been published in several anthologies and has a particular interest in Sumerian poetry. He won 2nd prize in the Segora short play competition and has published a collection about Brimsdown’s industrial past.

RUTH HANCHETT (Commended)
Ruth won first prize in the 2016 Segora International Poetry Competition and has previously gained third prize in the Barnet as well as several commendations. She has had a number of poems published.

JACQUELINE SHREEVES-LEE
(Commended) Jacqueline was awarded a Fellowship by Birkbeck and received a distinction in her Creative Writing M.A. She was shortlisted for the Bridport and highly commended in the Enfield Poets’ Competition.

CHRISTINE VIAL (Commended)
Christine lives in Enfield where she teaches literature and creative writing and is an active member of Poetry in Palmers Green and Enfield Poets. She has been published widely and is putting together her first collection.

The event starts at 7.30pm. Tickets are £3.50/2.50 conc. The Dugdale Centre is five minutes walk from Enfield Town train station and ten minutes walk from Enfield Chase train station at:

The Dugdale Centre and Theatre
Thomas Hardy House 39
London Road Enfield, EN2 6DS
020-8807-6680

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “Readings

  1. Mary Duggan

    A wondrous evening was spent captivating the essence of
    michael Donaghy’s philosophising poems and ironical wit.Wow, like Woodstock the poets came. And his lovely wife Maddy Paxman gave readings as a delightful teller of her published biography of her shared life with this poet.
    From Alan Murray’s insights and this workshop group ideas, from the voices in the evening crescendoing at Enfield Poets the praise was raised of Michael Donaghy. Not only both iinspiration and celebration but an education that will inform my poetry. An evening I will not forget!

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