The latest news on Seren’s books, authors, events and prizes.
Anne-Marie Fyfe hosts this classic Troubadour poetry night that’s all about happening poets & latest publications. Readers to include: Abigail Parry, Raymond Antrobus, Susan Wicks, Matthew Caley, Rachel Long, Alex Josephy, Wendy Klein, Cliff Yates plus singer/guitarist Henry Fajemirokun. For more information about the readers, see the Troubadour Poetry website. Tickets £7 at the troubadour. Readings run January – June on Monday evenings. See the Troubadour events listings for more information about the readings to come.
First Thursday returns for February’s event, with special guests Richard Gwyn and Clare Potter, who will be reading from The Other Tiger: Recent Poetry from Latin America, an anthology of Spanish language contemporary poetry from the Americas, translated by Richard Gwyn. Following our guest readings we will have the famous open mic, and you are invited to read one poem (or one A4 page of prose). First Thursday tickets are £2.50 on the door (redeemable upon purchase of a book).
This special day-long poetry writing workshop with celebrated poet Tamar Yoseloff will take place on Saturday 11 February from 10.30-16.30 and is designed to coincide with an exhibition by acclaimed French photographer Claude Cahun running in Brookes’s Glass Tank Gallery. Claude Cahun (1894-1954) is best known for her original, enigmatic and playful photographic self-portraits. Born Lucy Schwob, she adopted the pseudonym in 1917 to free herself from the narrow confines of gender. Decades ahead of its time, her work toyed with perceived gender roles and identity, concerns that are still ...
March’s First Thursday event celebrates the Spring Issue of Poetry Wales Magazine and will be hosted by Editor Nia Davies, featuring readings by Eric Ngalle Charles, a poet from Cameroon, now based in Cardiff, who's memoir is forthcoming from Parthian, and artist/poet Nicky Arscott who lives and works in North Wales. Following our guest readings we will have the famous open mic, and you are invited to read one poem (or one A4 page of prose). First Thursday tickets are £2.50 on the door (redeemable upon purchase of a book/magazine).
The Glass Aisle: Poetry and Song. Poet Paul Henry and lead singer of the Oxfordshire band, Stornoway, Brian Briggs join forces for a session of poetry and song featuring their recent collaboration on the long poem, The Glass Aisle, a long poem inspired by the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal close to Henry’s home and its associations with the radio pioneer Marconi and an old union workhouse. He has composed song adaptions of the poem with Briggs, who is a member of the critically acclaimed Oxford indie folk band Stornoway. Henry will read poems from his collections The Brittle Sea and Boy...