Maggie Sawkins has an MA with distinction in Creative Writing and lives and works in Southsea. She is a founder member and event’s organiser of Tongues & Grooves, Portsmouth’s poetry and music club, established in 2003.
Maggie has provided creative writing workshops for many organisations including The Poetry School, Portsmouth Users’ Self Help Group, St James’ Hospital, MIND, Portsmouth Royal Naval Museum, and poetry and performance workshops at The New Theatre Royal and the Kings Theatre in Portsmouth.
She has also delivered community projects such as The Lost Hour at the D-Day Museum, Poetry for Emotional Well being at Portsmouth City Girls School, Poetry Challenge at Leigh Park Learning Centre, Hooked on Words at Cranstoun Community Drug Action.
Charcot's Pet, Flarestack Press, 2003
The Zig Zag Woman, Two Ravens Press, 2007
Zones of Avoidance, Cinnamon Press, 2015
Tongues & GroovesPoetry and Music club in Portsmouth
Voices from The KingsCreative writing project for Kings Theatre, Southsea
Ferry TalesCreative Writing Workshops (Arts Council Funded)
Finding the WordsPoetry workshops for people living with dementia (Anvil Arts, Basingstoke)
Poetry Editor at Star and CrescentPortsmouth's independent news and culture website.
Awards and Residencies
The Ted Hughes Award, 2013, New Work in Poetry 2013