Seren Events

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

Friday 14th August, 10:00

In July, the JAM on the Marsh music and arts festival in Kent will be recording a new series of poems by Grahame Davies produced in response to the Covid pandemic.  The sequence of poems has been commissioned by the festival to accompany a performance of Faure's Requiem by the Gesualdo Six ensemble. The concert will be premiered on Youtube on August 14, after being recorded in accordance with strict social distancing regulations.   

Thursday 3rd September, 19:30

After taking a summer break, Virtual First Thursday will return in September. Joining us will be André Mangeot reading from his collection Blood Rain and Rhian Edwards reading from The Estate Agent's Daughter.  From September we will be charging £2 for a ticket. Details of where to purchase these will be available soon. In the meantime put the date in your diaries! The readings will be followed by our usual open mic. 

Monday 14th September, 10:00 to Friday 18th September, 14:00

Join us on a Tŷ Newydd writing course from your own home for a week of experimenting with poetry. Group workshops to inspire new work and techniques will be delivered digitally in the mornings, with afternoons set aside for your writing. You will take part in one-to-one tutorials with both Jonathan and Kim to help you improve and hone your individual poems. You will also be offered the opportunity to meet in small groups informally to discuss your progress. To inspire your own work, you will be invited to join two exclusive evenings of poetry readings: one evening featuring the tutors, and...

Monday 19th October, 12:00 to Saturday 24th October, 09:48
Cricieth

This masterclass is aimed at committed poets aiming to further develop their writing. The tutors are former National Poet of Wales, Gillian Clarke and Jonathan Edwards whose first collection, the Costa Prize winning My Family and Other Superheroes (Seren, 2014), also received the Wales Book of the Year People's Choice Award, as did his second collection Gen (Seren 2018). The week will feature a group workshop each morning to prompt the creation of new poems, individual writing time, and free afternoons for writing or gaining inspiration from Tŷ Newydd’s beautiful surroundings. You will also...