Seren Events Archive

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

Gwyn has edited a magnificent anthology of Contemporary Latin American Poetry, fabulously translated into English. The poems are at once exotic and other, yet recognisably drawing on a poetic tradition that includes Nobel prize-winners Octavio Paz and Pablo Neruda. They conjure big landscapes and moments of tenderness, celebrate the individual but also engage with the politics of many repressive regimes in Latin and South America. He is joined for a reading by the Argentinian writer Andres Neuman and the Welsh poet Clare Potter. Tickets available on the Hay Festival website.    

02/06/2017 - 10:00 to 05/06/2017 - 18:00

Poems after Poems will interest those who wish to explore how new poems can emerge from existing ones in the rich cultural and historical canon. We’ll be reading poems and borrowing a single image, form, metre or theme you find inspiring to create your own. We’ll also look at translating poems between Welsh and English and other languages. Working both independently and as a group, we’ll breathe new life into old poems, exploring how language changes. Whether you’re new to poetry or experienced in the art, this weekend course in Tŷ Newydd’s friendly, supportive environment will help you to...

Join us for June’s First Thursday, our monthly celebration of new poetry and fiction at Chapter, Cardiff. Guest readers are Emily Blewitt, whose debut poetry collection This Is Not A Rescue has just been published; Maggie Harris, author of new short story collection Writing on Water; and Kate Brown, with her glittering debut novel, The Women of Versailles. After the readings we will have our famous Open Mic, which you are welcome to join in with – please bring up to one poem or one A4 page of prose to read. Entry to the event is £2.50 (redeemable on purchase of any book).  

01/06/2017 - 14:30 to 15:30

Writing Football: Richard Gwyn, editor of The Other Tiger: Recent Poetry from Latin America (Seren 2016), talks to internationally acclaimed writers Juan Villora (Mexico) and Andres Neuman (Argentina). Free Entrance. 

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.