Seren Events Archive

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

24/07/2017 - 16:00 to 29/07/2017 - 10:00
Sedburgh

This four day course invites both new and experienced poets to develop their art within a friendly, supportive environment. A combination of workshops, readings and one-to-one tutorials will explore the craft and mystery of writing poetry. The value of learning from a broad range of poetic voices will underscore workshops partly inspired by the inner landscape of Memory and by the stunning dales surrounding the retreat. Tutorials will help you in the redrafting of your poems and in approaches to form. Above all else, ‘Writing Poetry’ will offer you precious time and space to enjoy refining...

15/07/2017 - 19:00
New Romney

A new musical commission to commemorate the centenary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge will be performed at the JAM on the Marsh music festival in Romsey Marsh in Kent, to a score by the British composer Tom Harrold and the Canadian composer Stuart Beatch, setting specially-written words by Seren author Grahame Davies to music.   The work, ‘Voices of Vimy’ has been commissioned by the festival and by ProCoro Canada, a professional choir based in Edmonton, and will be performed by The BBC Singers, with one of the best Cellists in the UK – Jamie Walton, conducted by one of the finest church...

15/07/2017 - 14:00
Thirsk

Join us in celebration of Jonathan Tulloch’s Larkinland, a fictional re-interpretation of the poetry of one of Hull’s most famous literary figures: Philip Larkin. With Hull this year’s City of Culture, there couldn’t be a better time! The launch party will commence at 14:00, at White Rose Bookstore & Coffee Bar, Thirsk. This is a free event and all are welcome; refreshments will be provided. Hit ‘going’ on the Facebook event page to tell us you’ll be there.   About Larkinland:Arriving in 1950s Hull, Arthur Merryweather finds himself lodging with the landlady from hell, and falling in love...

14/07/2017 - 19:30
St. David’s

Join Martin Griffiths for the Pembrokeshire stop on his Myths & Legends Astronomy Tour of Wales. With his new book, Dark Land, Dark Skies, Martin offers a Celtic reclamation of the night sky, and in this event you will learn about Welsh myths and their connection to the stars. This will be an exciting evening of astronomy, storytelling and connection to our culture. Tickets: £3Book now via Eventbrite    

Seren poets Jonathan Edwards and Rhiannon Hooson are participating in 'Enemies: Ledbury Contemporary Poetry in Collaboration'. The Enemies project, led by S.J. Fowler, has created over 200 events, in 18 countries, with over 500 poets. Enemies: Ledbury will première collaborations written by poets both attending and participating in the Festival. Expect original, dynamic new poetry, evidencing the open, inventive power of collaborative poetry in the 21st century. The poet comes up against something other than themselves in the writing of every poem, and in the shaping of every fragment of...

The three-day Lancaster Words festival will conclude with Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, Paul Muldoon, in conversation with fellow poet, Eoghan Walls, author of The Salt Harvest. This is a free event but places must be booked in advance. Book now