Seren Events Archive

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

In The Latin American Short Story, international writers Juan Villoro (Mexico) and Andres Neuman (Argentina) will be in conversation Cardiff University's  Director of Creative Writing Richard Gwyn. The respected writers will read excerpts of short stories, discussing the genre and its influences on their writing. Richard Gwyn is the editor of The Other Tiger: Recent Poetry from Latin America (Seren 2016). Entrance is free but booking is advisable. To book visit:

29/05/2017 - 17:30

Four poets read from new collections in this poetry platform. Siobhán Campbell reads from her new collection Heat Signature. Emily Blewitt reads from her Forward-commended This is Not a Rescue. Rhiannon Hooson reads from her collection The Other City. Polly Atkin reads from Basic Nest Architecture.   Tickets available from the Hay Festival website.

Katrina Naomi
29/05/2017 - 16:30 to 03/06/2017 - 12:00
Craven Arms

Do you keep writing the same poem over and over again? During this week we will experiment with form and content to provoke work that helps us escape our habitual idioms and find a fresh perspective. In a bid to shake things up, we’ll engage in some serious play, writing in response to music, art, dance and other poetries. There’ll be plenty of space to engage in collaborations with other writers or solitary writing, depending on what’s working for you. Come prepared to write as many new perspectives as your imagination can take. Tutors are Katrina Naomi and Jen Hadfield. Single room price: £...

25/05/2017 - 10:00 to 04/06/2017 - 18:00

Come along to the Seren pop-up bookshop in Hay-on-Wye, which will be open for the duration of the Hay Festival – 25 May to 4 June. Meet the publishing team and browse our great selection of books: fiction, art, biography, poetry, history and more. We will have special offers running throughout. Wine & non-alcoholic refreshments will be available at reasonable prices so come along, have a glass of something nice and talk to us about your love of books. You’ll find the pop-up shop in Hay Castle’s Coach House, along the cobbled walkway. Open from 10am every day.  

Polly Atkin
20/05/2017 - 19:30

Little Unsuspected Paradise brings you a celebration of words and music in Grasmere. Featuring: Poetry from Jack Nicholls, from his newly released Emma Press pamphlet Meat Songs. The launch of Grasmere resident Polly Atkin's debut collection of poetry Basic Nest Architecture (Seren 2017). Music from Jenn Grant and her band, all the way from Halifax, Nova Scotia, from her newly released sixth studio album, Paradise. There will be refreshements available, but you can also bring your own. For more information and to book visit:

20/05/2017 - 18:15 to 19:15

Join acclaimed poet Paul Henry and Stornoway frontman Brian Briggs for a unique performance of music and poetry. Following a reading from his collections, Paul will be joined on stage by Brian as they perform their collaborative work, The Glass Aisle – a haunting piece which crosses the borders between poem and song lyric.  Book your tickets on the Bath Festival website.