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.

7.30, Saturday, 2nd June, 2018
The Dugdale Centre, Enfield
Enfield Poets Present
Yuko Minamikawa Adams, Mary Duggan,
Milla van der Have
+ Open Mic

Yuko was born and grew up in Japan, where she studied English Literature. She is a member of a poetry group ‘gui’ in Japan. She moved to England in 2001 and now lives in Royston, Herts. She is a member of ‘Poetry ID’ in Letchworth, where she started to write in English. Her poems have appeared in magazines including Ambit, Acumen, Interpreter’s House, Poetry Wales and Stand. Her latest collection in Japanese is Skirt (Kozui Kikaku, 2016). She recently exhibited her visual poetry in Paris.

Mary is a regular reader at Enfield Poets and has performed for The Chicken Shed Theatre, charity and many other events. She has taught workshops in Slovenian schools and been published on line, Poetic Voices, on the BBC and in feminist literature. “The Scullery Maid’s Monologue” was written at the request of the London Borough of Enfield for the centenary celebration of Women’s Suffrage in Palmers Green. Mary was invited to the recent unveiling of the statue of Millicent Fawcett and was seated near the Fawcett family. Her poetry suggests the Irish Rakka’s storytelling tradition with its song-like performance quality that puts a dark “spin” on life’s events.

Milla van der Have is a Gemini. She wrote her first poem aged 16 in a physics class and has been writing ever since. Milla writes poems and short stories and is currently knee-deep in a novel. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Litro, Crannog, Rust+Moth, Mud Season Review and Bird’s Thumb. She is the author of Ghosts of Old Virginny (2015, Aldrich Press), a chapbook about Virginia City, Nevada. In 2011 she published a collection of mysterious poems called Empty Rooms. Milla van der Have lives in Utrech in The Netherlands.




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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