Seren Events Archive

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

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.

In this event, part of the ‘Of Mouth’ lunchtime poetry readings series at the Linen Hall Library, prominent editors and writers from the North and South will continue to consider the position of women in contemporary Irish Letters, taking questions from the floor. Speakers include Ruth Carr, Nessa O'Mahony, Damien Smyth, and Seren’s Siobhán Campbell, whose latest collection Heat Signature has just recently been released. Book your free place on the Linen Hall Library website    

Come down to Mozarts, Swansea, and hear Rhian Edwards read from her new poetry pamphlet, Brood, at HOWL. Also enjoy: • Open mic poetry session• Great company• Friendly, supportive atmosphere• Drinks offers (and a beer garden to enjoy the Spring weather!) FREE ENTRY.   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’...