Poetry in Palmers Green

Poetry in Palmers Green was started by Katherine Gallagher and Joanna Cameron and me about 2006.  For some while it put on readings twice a year in St John’s Church Palmers Green. Since 2111 readings have been held in St John’s Parish Centre, a new building behind the church but connected to it. With the help of a committee, which currently includes Maggie Butt, Martyn Crucefix, Lynda How, Sonia Jarema, Kaye Lee, and Christine Vial, we continue to put on two readings a year to attentive audiences. At each reading, we feature five poets at different stages in their career, usually including North London poets and guest poets from other parts of London and further afield. There is a short session of floor readers and also, when they are free, the delightful Helios Consort play at the beginning of the evening and immediately after the interval.

For the past four years, Poetry in Palmers Green has been in residence at Palmers Green library and putting on two or three writing workshops each year, some afternoons of poetry and talks and on one occasion a discussion workshop.

Members have also read at other venues including in the Dugdale Centre at the Enfield Literary Festival in 2018.

Please contact me if you would like your name added to the Poetry in Palmers Green mailing list and you will receive emails about our readings and other events. We very much welcome newcomers who like hearing poetry, also writers of poetry whether they are experienced and published or new to writing.

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