Seren Events Archive

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

Jaki McCarrick, Ciaran Ferriter, and Paul Lewis, will read at the Over The Edge: Open Reading in the Galway City Library. McCarrick is a playwright and short story writer. She has won many awards for her work, including the 2005 SCDA National Playwriting Competition for The Mushroom Pickers, and she was the first recipient of the Liverpool Lennon Paper Poetry competition, which she was awarded by Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy. Her short story collection The Scattering was published by Seren in 2013. See her blog at jakiscloudnine.blogspot.ie Ferriter's 'Passing Storm' was first published by...

18/02/2017 - 11:00 to 22/04/2017 - 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...

Three multi award-winning poets kick off the second night of the Verve Poetry Festival. Kim Moore won The Poetry Business Pamphlet Competition and her first full-length collection The Art of Falling was published by Seren in 2015. Katrina Naomi’s vivid second collection, The Way the Crocodile Taught Me, was published by Seren in 2015. Mona Arshi has won the Magma Poetry Prize and reads from her debut collection Small Hands, which won the 2015 Forward Prize for Best First Collection. Tickets: £6/£4. For further information and to buy tickets visit the Festival website: www.vervepoetryfestival....

14/02/2017 - 19:30
Sheffield

Come along with your loved ones on Febuary 14th to The Bath Hotel, for an evening of poetry with readings from Seren poet Judy Brown and John Foggin. About the readers: Judy Brown lives in Wirksworth. Her most recent collection, Crowd Sensations, was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation, and her previous collection Loudness was shortlisted for the Forward and Fenton Aldeburgh Prizes for Best First Collection.  Judy was Poet-in-Residence at the Wordsworth Trust in 2013 and a 2014 Writer-in-Residence at Gladstone’s Library.  She has won the Manchester Poetry Prize, the Poetry London Competition...

11/02/2017 - 18:00 to 20:00
Glasgow

Join us on 11 February for the launch of Real Glasgow, Ian Spring’s entertaining and insightful guide to Scotland’s alleged second city: from tenement to Necropolis, Celtic to Rangers, shipyard to St Mungo’s. The launch will take place at the new Liberté Bar, 6-8pm. There will be wine, poems, and music from The Real Glasgow Ceilidh Band.   About Real Glasgow: Ian Spring returns to his native city and to his childhood and life there as a young man to rediscover Glasgow past and view Glasgow present. From tenement to Necropolis, Celtic to Rangers, shipyard to St Mungo’s this is Real Glasgow.

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 ...