Seren Events

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

Monday 1st March, 15:00 to Saturday 6th March, 10:00

People are the inspiration for so much great poetry. As readers, we are moved by poems which explore the connections between us as humans. And people offer such a rich range of ways into poetry. From the character sketch to the monologue, from the real to the surreal, from poems about historical folk to poems in praise of pop culture figures. The narrative, the lyric, the serious, the comic, the sonnet, the epic – this course will explore a rich range of ways in which we can people our poems, or how we can make poems which are worthy of our people. The tutor is Jonathan Edwards whose  first...

Thursday 4th March, 18:30 to Saturday 6th March, 15:06
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In 2021 the Welsh Government is celebrating an exciting Wales in Germany season with numerous partners in Germany.  This year's British Council Literature Seminar will feature contemporary writing from Wales at the Literaturhaus Stuttgart  in partnership with the Welsh Government, Literature Wales, and the cities of Cardiff and Stuttgart. The seminar will be chaired by Seren authors Niall Griffiths and Francesca Rhydderch and will feature Welsh writers Professor Richard Gwyn, whose collections The Other Tiger (2016) and Stowaway (2018) were published by Seren , Zoë Brigley who has a...

Monday 8th March, 19:00
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Join us on International Women's Day for an evening of poetry with four wonderful Wales-based writers.  Poetry often helps us through difficult times so why not take an hour to enjoy accessible, beautiful poems from a range of voices including Abeer Ameer, a recipient of the Literature Wales Mentoring Scheme for 2020, whose debut collection Inhale/Exile, in which she shares stories of her Iraqi forebears, is newly published by Seren in February 2021. Also reading will be Rhian Elizabeth whose  novel, Six Pounds Eight Ounces, was published by Seren in 2014. This event is free but registration...

Friday 12th March, 19:30
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Kick off your weekend in style with readings from Jonathan Edwards and Jericho Brown. Wry, deft and curious, Jonathan's poetry has bagged him a number of awards, including the Costa Poetry Award for his first collection, My Family and Other Superheroes. This collection also won the Wales Book of the Year People’s Choice Award, as did his second collection Gen. His writing reminds us that ‘the time to be the people we’ll become’ is now. Also taking to the virtual stage is American poet Jericho Brown, the winner of the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. His poetry interweaves elegy and an alert...

Tuesday 16th March, 19:00
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Rosalind Hudis reads from her new collection Restorations  (Seren 2021) live on Zoom. Restorations is a journey into what it means to preserve – a monument, a moment, a life-story, a poppy. The collection welds themes from art and history with the contemporary entwinded with a more personal story that tracks the loss of a parent to dementia. Also running through, is a theme of women eroding the straitjacket of gendered roles and linking all is a play with colour, particularly blue, in all its stages from vital to decayed. The event is free but registration is required. For further information...