Seren Events Archive

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

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...

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...

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...

Basic Nest Architecture, Polly Atkin

Join Polly Atkin at the Lancaster Literature Festival for the launch of her debut collection, Basic Nest Architecture. Polly Atkin’s first collection of poetry marks a startling new talent, with intelligent, densely metaphorical lyrics, often inspired by the Lake District where she has made her home for a decade. The book is divided into three sections, themed around three interwoven ideas: place as nest, the mind as nest, and the body as nest. The collection explores ideas of home and belonging, in the world and in our own selves. The remarkable poems in Basic Nest Architecture are a...

Join Siobhan Campbell, Dai George, Graham Clifford, and Ilse Pedler for an evening of readings followed by an Open Mic. Entry Fee £5/£4. There will also be wine/juice, books/pamphlets and a raffle. All profits in aid of  Cold Weather Shelters.  

18/03/2017 - 10:00 to 13:00
Teignmouth

Katrina’s workshops can be challenging. She is a bold leader, assertive but sympathetic. She opens doors to unexplored rooms, shines a ruthless spotlight on lines you’ve always left cowering in dark corners. Katrina lights fuses - fireworks should be expected. Cost: £15.00. To book and for further information visit: www.poetryteignmouth.com/festival-2017.html