I'm delighted to announce that Highgate and Enfield Poets have joined forces for
an evening of poetry
Tues 24th May
to remember with top-notch poets from North London on the stage.
The pandemic closed down all our poetry performance outlets - opportunities to perform and opportunities for audiences to hear good poetry again. So it's a thrill to announce an evening of poetry by experienced poets again and for such a good cause - to raise funds for the homeless, more specifically for cold weather shelters in Camden and King's Cross. Poet Ruth O'Callaghan has been running these events for many years. The patron of Lumen Poetry is Andrew Motion who was UK Poet Laureate from 1999 to 2009.
THIS EVENT TAKES PLACE AT -
VENUE: THE UNITED REFORM CHURCH
LONDON NW1 8NJ
Doors open at 6 pm, reading starts at 7 pm. We have one half of the evening. The other half is open mic.
It's on the 24th May 2022
Anna Meryt will read a few poems by Milverton Wallace who sadly died in 2021.
Milverton was a vibrant and interesting part of the Highgate Poets group and a central figure in organising its 40th anniversary celebration a few years ago.
Anthony Fisher has been writing poetry since early 1990 and he has just published his collection’ Goddess and Other Poems’. With Valerie Darville and the late Jane Elder he founded Enfield Poets in April 2000. He and Valerie have just been awarded the Ted Slade award for services to poetry.
Valerie Darville has organized many events over the past 20 years including Andrew Motion, Carol-Ann Duffy and Ruth Padel. She has been placed in the Bridport twice, the Petra Kenny and other competitions and won the Barnet. She has been published in magazines and anthologies and is (finally!) putting together her first collection
Mary Duggan's Celtic roots inform the song of her poems. She performs at public events, is published in anthologies and has two local residencies.
Julian Bishop is a former member of Highgate Poets, a journalist and now in Enfield Poets where he teaches poetry courses. His poetry often highlights environmental and global warming issues.
An avant-garde poet who likes to play with form and shape with his poetry. He has had poetry on display at The Poetry Library.
Joined Highgate Poets at the beginning of the pandemic. Her poetry is colourful and observational.
Anna Meryt was, until recently the Facilitator of Highgate Poets and helped organise the 50th Birthday celebration in Finsbury Park. She has had many poems published in anthologies and magazines in the last 20 years. She has 2 poetry collections Heart Broke and Dolly Mix, will soon publish her third collection and writes memoir ( creative non-fiction).