Seren Events Archive

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

Enjoy a festive evening of poetry hosted by Poetry Frome (at the Garden Café) with special guest Robert Walton, who will be reading from his new collection, Sax Burglar Blues. There will be an open mic, Secret Santa with presents for two lucky poets, and seasonal nibbles and mulled wine. Readings start at 7.30pm, but do get to the Garden Café (Stony Street) earlier for a seat and to buy drinks & any snacks. Entry £2 payable at the counter.    

08/12/2017 - 19:00 to 22:00

The Poetry Society is delighted to join forces with the Poetry Book Society to celebrate the PBS Winter Selections. Come along to the launch of a special edition of the PBS Winter 2017 Bulletin with a stellar performance from five internationally acclaimed poets: PBS Choice Sasha Dugdale, PBS Recommendations Paul Deaton, Tim Dooley, Ahren Warner and PBS Special Commendation Fleur Adcock. Tickets: £5-£7 Sasha Dugdale was born in Sussex. Between 1995 and 2000 she worked for the British Council in Russia, where she set up the Russian New Writing Project with the Royal Court Theatre. She...

December’s First Thursay features guest authors Paul Deaton with his PBS-Recommended debut poetry collection, A Watchful Astronomy, and Tony Curtis with a short performance of voices from his Cinnamon Press short story collection, Some Kind of Immortality. After the guest readings we will have our famous Open Mic, and all are invited to read one poem or page of prose. Entry: £2.50 on the door (redeemable against purchase of any book)  

We can’t wait to celebrate the launch of Norena Shopland’s new book, Forbidden Lives, which delves into the untold LGBT history of Wales with fascinating portraits of key figures, both ancient and modern. Join us at the Cardiff Story Museum on Thursday 30 November for this fantastic free event. All are welcome, so invite your friends – but please reserve your place by RSVPing to Complimentary refreshments will be served.    

29/11/2017 - 19:30 to 22:30

Join us for Collective - an evening celebrating poets who have recently published (or are due to publish) a new collection. Entertaining, amusing, thought-provoking, and surreal, this Parthian & Seren event special will feature some fantastic poets, including: SOPHIE MCKEANDROBERT WALTONPAUL DEATONRHIAN EDWARDSKATE NORTHRHIAN ELIZABETHMARI ELLIS DUNNING Don't miss out on this incredible collection of poets! The event is FREE but there will be alcohol, coffee, tea, cake and books available to buy. Tell us you’re attending on the Facebook event page.    

27/11/2017 - 18:00
Newcastle upon Tyne

Join Jonathan Tulloch in a hilarious, heart-breaking tour of Larkinland. Walk the streets of Larkin’s poetry, meet some of his memorable characters, watch love threaten to bloom. Known for his number one Geordie hit, The Season Ticket, Tulloch’s new novel turns to love and books and bicycle clips in 1950s Hull. A consummate performer of his own work, expect gut laughter and much heart wrenching.   ‘Rarely have I heard anyone talk so movingly about literature as Jonathan Tulloch’  – Open Book Radio 4. Buy your tickets now.