Events In Brief

2017 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


7.30 Saturday June 3rd 2017
The Dugdale Centre, Enfield
Enfield Poets Present
Gwendoline Hartland,
Jacqueline Saphra
+ Open Mic.


Gwendoline Hartman, who has been a loyal and committed member of the Enfield Poets since its inception in 2001, began writing after attending creative writing classes in 1987. She won the first Faber/Ottaker Enfield Poetry Competition and later came third in the Wood Green Faber/Ottaker competition.  She has been a member of the Enfield Writers’ Workshop for many years.  Gwendoline is an accomplished poet who has appeared with Andrew Motion at the Dugdale Theatre  and is this month celebrating a very special Birthday.  In honour of this, there will be no admission charge this evening.

Enfield Poets invite you to celebrate the North London launch of Jacqueline Saphra’s new collection All My Mad Mothers,  which explores love, sex and family relationships in vivacious, lush poems that span the decades and generations.  At the heart of this collection is the portrait of a mother as multitudes – as a magician with a bathroom of beauty tricks, as necromancer, as glamorous fire-starter, trapped in ever-decreasing circles and, above all else, almost impossible to know.   Jacqueline Saphra teaches at the Poetry School. She has published four collections – the last one, If I Lay on my Back I saw Nothing but Naked Women, Emma Press, 2014) was developed into a performance piece and won Best Collaborative Work at the Saboteur Awards, 2015.


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.  Admission £3.50, Concessions £2.50.

For information about the venue and how to get there, please see the ‘Venue’ page of our website:


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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