Seren Events Archive

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

The Spoke Poets are again back reading in Bristol. We are delighted to invite you to celebrate the publication of Paul Deaton's & Robert Walton’s full length Seren Poetry Collections: Paul Deaton A Watchful Astronomy (PBS Winter Recommended) & Robert Walton Sax Burglar Blues Both poets will be reading exclusively from their books for the first time and signing after the readings. They will be accompanied by fellow Spoke poets Claire Williamson and Elizabeth Parker (also Seren poets publishing in 2018). Jazz music will come from Turbine: Bristol's multi-talented Pete Judge - of Get the...

28/10/2017 - 19:30 to 21:30

Gale Burns and Chris Beckett invite several publishers to step into the limelight as acknowledged poets and read their own work, as well as discuss that state of poetry publishing today. Guests include Tamar Yoseloff, Kirsten Irving, Les Robinson, Todd Swift and Tiffany Anne Tondut. £6/4 low income. Bar available.   Tell us you’re attending on the Facebook event page.

Come along to Bradford on Avon’s reading series with guest poets Sarah Watkinson and Jonathan Edwards. All performers and listeners welcome: open mic slots always available. Tickets: £4 on the door About the poets: Sarah Watkinson has been writing and studying poetry since 2012 after a career in plant biology. Her work has appeared in UK anthologies and magazines including Litmus, Pennine Platform and The Rialto. Dung Beetles Navigate by Starlight, her debut pamphlet, was a winner in the 2017 Cinnamon Pamphlet competition. With Jenny Lewis, of The Poet’s House Oxford, she organises SciPo, a...

25/10/2017 - 20:00 to 29/10/2017 - 10:00
Pittsburgh, USA

Belfast Girls by Jaki McCarrick will open in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at the Carnegie Stage in October. This all-female play was Windy City Times’ Critic’s pick when it premiered in Chicago in 2015. This production is directed by Rich Kenzie and is presented by Ghostlight Theater Troupe which has  a great reputation for new, cutting-edge work.  Belfast Girls  is about five young women who depart Ireland during the Irish Famine. Based on true accounts, it’s also about emigration and the female experience of the Famine, and “the powers-that-be who scapegoat and victimize their most vulnerable...

21/10/2017 - 19:00

Martyn Crucefix will be reading from his seventh full collection, The Lovely Disciplines.  Come just for the reading or stay longer and relax with friends, old or new at the Festival Supper. Tickets for the reading only are £7.50. Tickets for the  Supper are £35.00 which includes a welcoming drink, the reading, and a three course dinner with coffee and wine. For further information and to book visit the Festival website:

Hear poets Graham Clifford and Gareth Barsby read at the Wellington Town Council Festival. This is a free event but places are limited: register on the Wellington Festival website.   About the authorsGraham Clifford is a prize-winning poet, with two collections published by Seren. He has been highly commended in the Forward Poetry Prize; translated into Romanian and German; has performed at the Aldburgh, Bridport, Hay and T-Junction festivals among others; published nationally and internationally as well as having had poems chiselled onto paving slabs in Walthamstow with his daughters and...