Seren Events

The latest news on Seren’s books, authors, events and prizes.

Friday 29th May, 19:00
Hay Festival 2015

Event 316 • Friday 29 May 2015, 7pm • Venue: Oxfam MootA reading and conversation with the authors of poetry collection Judas (Seren 2015) and the ‘gospel noir’ Acts of the Assassins. They talk to Rhidian Brook. Price: £7.00. For further information and to book visit the Hay Festival website www.hayfestival.com

Friday 29th May, 20:00
Hay on Wye

Event 323 • Friday 29 May 2015, 8.30pm • Venue: Elmley Foundation Cube A groundbreaking exploration of contemporary poetry in Wales through the potential of collaboration across our two languages. Six poets have worked with one another to create original poetic works. They’ve been touring these pieces in rolling pairs around Wales, drawing in poets in each location, and inviting them to create their own collaborations. Their tour culminates here in Hay with a showcase performance and Q&A.

Friday 29th May, 21:45
Hay on Wye

Event 325 • Friday 29 May 2015, 9.45pm • Venue: Starlight Stage A late-night reading of ghost stories as Mitchell previews his new story to be published in October, Slade House, and Murray reads from her acclaimed Sugar Hall. Chaired by Rosie Goldsmith. Price: £7.00. For further information and to book visit the Hay Festival website www.hayfestival.com

Thursday 4th June, 19:30
Cardiff

Guest readers include T.S Eliot prize-winning poet Philip Gross in discussion with the artist Valerie Price on their collaborative book, A Fold in the River. Featuring poems and artwork inspired by the River Taff in Wales. Followed by open mic. £2.50 (on the door) Sponsored by Seren Press, Mulfran Press and Literature Wales.

Thursday 18th June, 18:30 to 20:30
London

Join Kate Bingham in London for the launch of her latest collection, Infragreen. Perceptive, persuasive and intricately made, the poems of Kate Bingham’s third collection, Infragreen, take the reader on a startling and unfamiliar journey through everyday experiences and phenomena. Her keen eye, reflectiveness and quiet wit endow her subjects with a shimmering freshness. Set within the four walls of home, on the streets of north London and in the Yorkshire countryside, the poems build out from mundane activities such as taking the pill, travelling a daily bus route and scything thistles. In...

Thursday 2nd July, 19:30
Cardiff

Guest readers include Robert Minhinnick and Kim Moore, followed by open mic. £2.50 (on the door).

Sunday 5th July, 11:00
Ledbury

Don Paterson and Paul Henry: Readings and conversation with Ursula Owen.  Paul Henry’s The Brittle Sea: New & Selected Poems was recently reprinted by Seren. Henry was Herefordshire’s first Poet in Residence and has presented arts programmes for BBC Radio 3 and Radio 4. He will read from his new book, Boy Running. Don Paterson’s Landing Light won both the Whitbread and the T. S. Eliot Awards and Rain confirmed him as one of our leading poets. A recent review in The Guardian describes his work as ‘Dynamic, interrogative and unsettling; crafted yet open-ended; fiercely smart, savage and...

Sunday 5th July, 11:00
Ledbury

Don Paterson and Paul Henry: Readings and conversation with Ursula Owen.  Paul Henry’s The Brittle Sea: New & Selected Poems was recently reprinted by Seren. Henry was Herefordshire’s first Poet in Residence and has presented arts programmes for BBC Radio 3 and Radio 4. He will read from his new book, Boy Running. Don Paterson’s Landing Light won both the Whitbread and the T. S. Eliot Awards and Rain confirmed him as one of our leading poets. A recent review in The Guardian describes his work as ‘Dynamic, interrogative and unsettling; crafted yet open-ended; fiercely smart, savage and...