Seren Events Archive

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

18/02/2019 - 18:30 to 20:00
Birmingham

Verve Festival’s Friday evening poetry headline features three renowned contemporary poets. Amy Key’s second collection Isn’t Forever is published by Bloodaxe in 2018 and was a Poetry Book Society Wild Card choice. Carrie Etter is a distinguished poet and academic who has been shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry. Her new Seren collection, The Weather in Normal, was a Poetry Book Society Winter 2018 Recommendation. Jane Yeh was named a Next Generation poet by the Poetry Book Society in 2014. Her third collection of poems is forthcoming from Carcanet in March 2019 and...

Sunday Lunch with Mslexia Magazine: Poetry Pamphlet prizewinners. Mslexia Editor (and novelist) Debbie Taylor joins Seren Poetry Editor Amy Wack in this celebration of seven years of pamphlet prize winners: with Seren poet Polly Atkin, Cath Drake, Mara Bergman, Ilse Pedler, Yvonne Reddick, Bryony Littlefair. Special guest is Seren poet and singer-songwriter Rhian Edwards.  Poetry readings, music, full three course Sunday Lunch.  (Vegetarian options). Price: £25.  Advance booking essential. For more information and to book visit the Festival website: www.cardiffpoetryfestival.com

08/02/2019 - 18:00 to 10/02/2019 - 15:00

The Seren Cornerstone Poetry Festival returns for 2019 with an eclectic and wonderful mix of poetry, film, art and music. Taking place in the beautiful Cornerstone building on Charles Street, this winter weekend of events will showcase both new and established voices. Highlights include:Owen Sheers’ ‘To Provide All People’Robert Minhinnick & Menna Elfyn: Traitor Translator?Generations: Afternoon Tea with Jonathan Edwards, Christopher Meredith & Archbishop George Stack‘How BAME are you?’ hosted by Hanan Issa See the full programme of events on the festival website. Early bird tickets...

First Thursday returns for February with a Mufran event, featuring poets Lesley Saunders and Philip Gross. First Thursday is a monthly celebration of new poetry and fiction held at Cardiff’s Chapter Arts Centre. For February’s event, Lesley Saunders and Philip Gross will perform pieces from A Part of the Main (Mulfran Press), a new booklet-length poetic ‘conversation’ between two of Britain's most renowned poets. Issues of nationhood, migration, the threats to nature all arise with allusions back to Shakespeare's Caliban, Greek myth and legend and forward to a world threatened by climate...

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT WAS ORIGINALLY BOOKED FOR 30TH JANUARY BUT HAS NOW BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR 23RD JANUARY. TV wildlife presenter Iolo Williams, author of Wild Places: Wales’ Top 40 Nature Sites, describes with humour and wit the adventures he had and the people he met as a Species Officer for the RSPB –from a farmer who held an egg collector over a 40-foot cliff to the oystercatcher who held up Prince Charles’ train. An informative and entertaining talk which describes not only his wildlife adventures but also the threats our wildlife faces today. A must see for the whole family. Find out...

The Glass Aisle is a mesmerising collaboration of songs and poetry by singer-songwriter Brian Briggs – former frontman of indie-folk band Stornoway – and award-winning Welsh poet Paul Henry. Set on the Monmouthshire-Brecon canal, Brian’s pure tenor voice and Paul’s lyrics transport the listener deep into a frozen landscape on the cusp of spring. It is a piece filled with presences, including poacher-fisherman John Moonlight, inventor and engineer Marconi – who conducted his experiments for radio on the canal – and an old union workhouse, now converted into houses. The Glass Aisle has toured...