Seren Events Archive

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

This special day-long poetry writing workshop with celebrated poet Tamar Yoseloff will take place on Saturday 11 February from 10.30-16.30 and is designed to coincide with an exhibition by acclaimed French photographer Claude Cahun running in Brookes’s Glass Tank Gallery.  Claude Cahun (1894-1954) is best known for her original, enigmatic and playful photographic self-portraits. Born Lucy Schwob, she adopted the pseudonym in 1917 to free herself from the narrow confines of gender. Decades ahead of its time, her work toyed with perceived gender roles and identity, concerns that are still ...

First Thursday returns for February’s event, with special guests Richard Gwyn and Clare Potter, who will be reading from The Other Tiger: Recent Poetry from Latin America, an anthology of Spanish language contemporary poetry from the Americas, translated by Richard Gwyn.  Following our guest readings we will have the famous open mic, and you are invited to read one poem (or one A4 page of prose). First Thursday tickets are £2.50 on the door (redeemable upon purchase of a book).  

Octavo's Book Cafe and Wine Bar is delighted to announce the first Cardiff Creative Writing Monday in association with Cardiff University. This inaugural event features a talk with poet, writer, librettist and translator Damian Walford Davies.  Entry is free - all are welcome!

Anne-Marie Fyfe hosts this classic Troubadour poetry night that’s all about happening poets & latest publications. Readers to include: Abigail Parry, Raymond Antrobus, Susan Wicks, Matthew Caley, Rachel Long, Alex Josephy, Wendy Klein, Cliff Yates plus singer/guitarist Henry Fajemirokun. For more information about the readers, see the Troubadour Poetry website. Tickets £7 at the troubadour. Readings run January – June on Monday evenings. See the Troubadour events listings for more information about the readings to come.

The TS Eliot Prize Readings kick off the new year in the poetry world. Poets who have written the year's 10 best books read for eight minutes to a 2,000-strong audience the night before the £20,000 prize-winner is announced. At this year’s Poetry School Preview Event, poet Carrie Etter invites bracing commentary on the shortlisted books from you, the audience, in advance of the readings in the evening. Come along for an intelligent and dynamic round-up of the books, and get involved in the audience conversation. It’s the only way to prepare for the Eliots. See you there. Tickets £8.00/£4.00...