Seren Events Archive

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

Come along the The Murenger in Newport for a night of poetry with special guests Paul Deaton and Claire Williamson. Paul Deaton will be reading from his PBS Recommended debut collection, A Watchful Astronomy. Claire Williamson will read poems from her forthcoming collection, Visiting the Minotaur (Seren, 2018).      

12/11/2017 - 10:00 to 15:30

OUTSPEAK: Ekphrastic Poetry and Creative Process with Dr Rhiannon Hooson whose debut collection The Other City was published by Seren in 2016. Ekphrastic poems are those inspired by or referencing a work in another artform, usually visual art. Dating back to ancient Greece, ekphrastic poems expand upon, exalt, subvert, and illuminate their subjects. In this workshop we will explore different ways of responding to visual art, and look at how we can use art to expand our generative practise as writers. How can we reference a work of art without merely describing it? What kind of dialogue is...

Come along to an evening of poetry  featuring two celebrated voices in contemporary poetry: Siobhán Campbell and Kate Clanchy, at Oxford’s Society Café. Hosted by Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre. Tickets £4: book your place now About the readers Siobhán CampbellAuthor of five books of poetry and co-editor of the forthcoming book of essays on the work of Eavan Boland, Siobhán Campbell's work has received awards in the National Poetry Competition and the Troubadour International Competition and is the recipient of an Arts Council award and the Templar Poetry Prize. She publishes regularly in the...

05/11/2017 - 10:00 to 11:00

'Making a Living as a Poet'. Discussion with Keith Jarrett, Clare Pollard, William Sieghart and  Seren poet, Tamar Yoseloff whose fifth collection, A Formula for Night: New and Selected Poems, was published by Seren in October 2015. Tickets: £10.00. To book visit:

04/11/2017 - 15:00

Jaki  McCarrick has a reading of her new play Bohemians directed by Tilly Vosburgh. Jaki  is an award-winning writer of plays, poetry, and fiction. Leopdoldville won the 2010 Papatango New Writing Prize. Belfast Girls, developed at the National Theatre London, was shortlisted for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and the 2014 BBC Tony Doyle Award. The play premiered in Chicago in May 2015 to much critical acclaim (Windy City Times Critics’ Pick) and opened last spring in Vancouver. Jaki's short story colletion The Scattering was published by Seren in 2013 and was shortlisted for the Edge Prize...

Caroline Smith, The Immigration Handbook
04/11/2017 - 14:45 to 15:45

'On the Road with Refugee Tales'. David Herd introduces the charity and Ted Hughes finalist and Seren poet Caroline Smith reads work inspired by the walk with Poetry School students Claire Collison and Ben Rogers. Caroline's collection The Immigration Handbook (Seren 2016) is available from the Seren website. Tickets: £10.00. To book visit: ​