Events In Brief

2018 Ongoing
Creative Writing Classes.

Enfield Poets have launched a new creative writing class for poets. The classes are on Wednesday evenings at 7.15pm 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 March 3rd
The Dugdale Centre, Enfield Town
Enfield Poets Present:
Derrick Porter and Sonia Jarema
+ Open Mic



Derrick grew up in Hoxton, about which he has written extensively, and says why he began to write poetry from the age of 13 remains one of Life’s unsolved mysteries. He has no memory of ever having heard the word “poetry” spoken during the three years he attended school. In 2001 he joined the Poetry School, under Mimi Khalvati, and became part of the wider poetry scene. This evening he will be reading from his second collection The Art of Timing. These poems have been honed over several years and a number of them have appeared in magazines including Envoi, Magnum, The Long Poem Magazine, Acumen and The Interpreter’s House.


Sonia was born in Luton to Ukrainian parents and now lives in Enfield. She works as a Learning Support Assistant at Capel Manor College as well as running her own part-time garden maintenance business. Her poetry has been published in South, The North, Stand, The Interpreter’s House and Envoi. Her novel was long-listed for Penguin Random House WriteNow 2016/2017 program. Sonia has a BA in English and History from Roehampton Institute and an MA in Literature. She is well known on the Enfield poetry scene attending and appearing at events both at the Enfield Poets and the Palmers Green Poets.


We start at 7.30 p.m. with Poets from the Floor, and end by 10 p.m, with a break for refreshments and socialising.


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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