Seren Events Archive

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

04/11/2017 - 11:15 to 12:15

Warwickshire Poetry Voices is delighted to be hosting a morning of poetry with Costa Poetry Award winner Jonathan Edwards at Coleshill Library. Jonathan will be reading from his first collection of poems My Family and Other Superheroes and talking about his writing. The event will also include performances from Warwickshire Poetry Voices members, who will be performing a selection of poems from other published poets. Jonathan Edwards's first collection of poems, My Family and Other Superheroes, received the Costa Poetry Award and the Wales Book of the Year People's Choice Award. It was...

04/11/2017 - 10:00 to 11:00

'How I Did It': Seren poet Kathryn Maris, Elizabeth Speller and the Resurgence Prize Winner let you in on the secrets of their craft. Kathryn's collection God Loves You is available from the Seren website. Admission is free but booking is required. To book visit: www.

03/11/2017 - 18:00 to 19:00

Novelist Jayne Joso will discuss Japan’s deep affinity with nature, how this permeates traditional everyday life and culture, and how it pulses through the country’s art and literature. She will talk us through the insights she gained into Japan’s relationship with nature as one of a cycle of transmigration, as one that places the human in equal relation, and as one that is for forever fluid, dynamic and ultimately humbling. She will also describe how her experiences of living in rural Japan, pressed up hard against the elements, ultimately bled into her own fiction – most notably her recent...

Join us for November’s First Thursday event with guest authors Robert Walton and Mike Jenkins. Robert Walton will be reading from his brand new collection of poems, Sax Burglar Blues, which vividly evokes the author’s ecclectic musical world, vivid childhood memories, observations and humour. Well-known poet Mike Jenkins will read his ‘Sofa Surfin’ Merthyr dialect poems from Gwasg Garreg Gwalch. After the readings we will have our famous Open Mic, and all are welcome to read up to one A4 page  – poem or prose. Entry: £2.50 on the door (redeemable against purchase of a book).    

Come along for an evening of poetry with special guests Caroline Smith and Kirsten Irving. Hosted by Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre. Tickets £4: book your place now About the readers Caroline Smith has twice won prizes in the Troubadour Poetry Competition.  Smith has had work set to music, broadcast on the BBC and is also the author of a musical play, The Bedseller’s Tale, which was performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Her most recent poetry collection, The Immigration Handbook, was shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award 2016. Kirsten Irving is a poet, editor, copywriter, and voice actor....

November’s Penned on the Bont event will feature the launch of Paul Deaton's debut poetry collection A Watchful Astronomy (Seren), which has already been awarded the Poetry Book Society Recommendation for Winter 2017, alongside the multi-award winning poet Matthew Francis, launching his 4th Faber poetry collection Mabinogi, plus there will be the OPEN MIC hosted by Rhian Edwards. Admission: £4/ (FREE for Young Writers Squaders)