Join A Thriving Community of Poets.

If you want to find a place to meet and develop your own poetry in Enfield then the best place to start is with the Enfield Poets. 

They run regular monthly poetry readings and writing at the Dugdale centre.

To find out more information, you can visit their website here

Here is an extract from their website belwo and an image of the Dugdale centre sources from their website Enfield Poets



Whether you want to capture some memorable experience, come to terms with a difficult one, or make a name for yourself as a published, prize-winning author, writing poetry can be very rewarding. It doesn’t call for divine inspiration. Nor do you need some unique gift or special talent. Writing poetry is a craft that can be learned. All that’s required is a little encouragement and expert guidance.

That’s why Enfield Poets have launched a new creative writing class for poets. The class will be suitable both for beginners and for more experienced poets who want to develop their technique or take their writing to the next level. Unlike many other poetry classes which only offer sketchy feedback on work already produced, these classes will offer a carefully structured introduction to all aspects of the writing process. Each session will involve a short presentation by the tutor on a particular topic, followed by discussion, analysis of examples, and opportunities to put into practice the techniques covered in the class. At the end of each session, students will be encouraged to produce a poem for the next session in which they develop these techniques still further, and will receive feedback on their work from the tutor.

Topics covered will include:

Thinking like a poet; Developing your creativity; Creating the right working conditions; Choosing your subject matter; Getting started; Producing first drafts; Using models; Revising and editing your poem; Developing your own voice; Modes of writing: free vs formal verse; Poetic forms (the sonnet etc); The music of poetry: sound and sense; Rhyme and rhythm; Preparing for a reading; How to get published; Success in competitions; Raising your profile as a writer.

The classes are at 7.30pmevery other Wednesday, at the Dugdale Theatre. Each session costs just £5 and will be taught by Alan Murray, a former university lecturer, prize-winning poet, and freelance writer and teacher (see below). If you would like to attend these classes, contact Alan Murray at