Seren Events

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

Saturday 18th February, 11:00 to Saturday 22nd April, 17:00
Bangor

 The Battle of Mametz Wood was the most significant battle in World War I for Welsh troops. Over 4,000 soldiers of the 38th Welsh Division were killed or wounded there in July 1916. Aled Rhys Hughes has tried to answer the question: does this landscape have a memory of what happened here one hundred years ago? From 11 February to 22 April, a selection of Aled’s striking photographs are to be exhibited at STORIEL, the museum and art gallery in Bangor. STORIEL is open 11:00–17:00, Tuesday to Saturday.   Aled Rhys Hughes’ book Mametz, a photographic essay commemorating the battle, was published...

Thursday 30th March, 19:00

Seren and Poetry Ireland invite you to the launch of Heat Signature, a new poetry collection by Siobhán Campbell. With guest speaker Jean Bleakney.  Thursday 30 March, 7.00pmPoetry Ireland, 11 Parnell Square East, Dublin 1Tickets: Free, RSVP required  "An outstanding ear for the music of language". – Robert Crawford   About Heat Signature:There is a beautiful ruthlessness to the poetry of Siobhán Campbell. Her new collection, Heat Signature, from Seren, is composed in her characteristically spikey voice: infused with an intelligence that resists easy answers to the conundrums that have faced...

Friday 31st March, 19:30

Special guest at The Cellar Bards on Friday, March 31st, will be Maggie Harris, who will be reading from her newly released collection of short stories, Writing on Water. Maggie has won several awards for her poetry and prose. She was the Caribbean winner of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2014 with ‘Sending for Chantal’, the first story in this new collection. And she has twice won the Guyana Prize for Literature for her poetry. Doors and the bar open at 7.30pm, the event starts at 8pm. Entry is £3. Open mic spots as usual. And ... There will be cake! Register your interest on the...

Friday 31st March,
20:00 to 22:00

Join us at The Green Room above SUSSED Wales in James Street, Porthcawl, for the launch of Rhian Edwards’ new poetry pamphlet, Brood. Admission: £4 & BYOB   About Brood:Winner of all three categories of Wales Book of the Year in 2013 for her debut poetry collection, Clueless Dogs, Bridgend-born and based Edwards is known for her dazzling performance style and her vivid, often acutely personal poems. Brood is her new pamphlet, at the centre of which is a ten-part poem, ‘Pied Margot’ based on the mnemonic rhyme for groups of magpies ‘One for Sorrow, Two for Joy…’. This long poem charts the...

Saturday 1st April, 20:15
Oxford

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...

Monday 3rd April, 19:00
Cardiff

Join us at Octavo’s Book Café and Wine Bar, Cardiff, for the second launch event celebrating Rhian Edwards’ new poetry pamphlet, Brood.   About Brood:Winner of all three categories of Wales Book of the Year in 2013 for her debut poetry collection, Clueless Dogs, Bridgend-born and based Edwards is known for her dazzling performance style and her vivid, often acutely personal poems. Brood is her new pamphlet, at the centre of which is a ten-part poem, ‘Pied Margot’ based on the mnemonic rhyme for groups of magpies ‘One for Sorrow, Two for Joy…’. This long poem charts the progression of a...

Wednesday 5th April, 19:30
Ludlow

Ludlow is hosting Vanguard Readings on Tour! The Poetry Lounge is delighted to support this special event - readers are Richard Skinner, James Sheard, Rhiannon Hooson, Steve Griffiths, Chris Kinsey and Jean Atkin. Rhiannon Hooson's debut collection of poetry, The Other City was published by Seren in 2016. Admission to the event is free.

Thursday 6th April, 19:30

Join us for First Thursday, our monthly celebration of new poetry and fiction at Chapter, Cardiff. April's special guests are Jenny Lewis and Adnan Al-Sayegh who will be reading in English and Arabic from their award-winning 'Writing Mesopotamia' series, including extracts from Jenny's re-imagining of the Epic of Gilgamesh and Adnan's 'profound and witty' epigrams from his new Mulfran Press pamphlet, Ten Poems, illustrated by Kate Hazell. The readings will be followed by our famous Open Mic. Please bring one poem or one A4 page of prose (maximum). Entry: £2.50 on the door, redeemable against...

Saturday 8th April,
14:00 to 16:00
Llandysul

Paul Henry will be leading a poetry workshop with the Teifi Writers, a group of writers who meet once a month on a Saturday afternoon.Please email |Kelly Yamazaki for futher details: yamazaki.kelly@yahoo.co.uk.

Sunday 9th April, 20:00
Laugharne

The Glass Aisle is a unique collaboration between acclaimed poet Paul Henry and singer-songwriter Brian Briggs, frontman of the band Stornoway which is touring festivals and venues throughout 2017. The Glass Aisle will be performed as part of a broader event featuring Henry’s poetry from his acclaimed collections Boy Running (Seren 2015) and The Brittle Sea (2010). Tickets: £13.20 + delivery fee. For more information visit Festival website: www.thelaugharneweekend.com To book tickets for this event: www.ticketweb.co.uk