Seren Events Archive

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

13/08/2018 - 11:15 to 16:45
London

Judy Brown will be holding one hour Poetry Surgeries at the Poetry Cafe.  Judy's  first poetry collection, Loudness, was published by Seren in 2011 and was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best first Collection and the Fenton Aldeburgh Prize.. Her most recent collection, Crowd Sensations (Seren 2016), was shortlisted for the Ledbury Forte Second Collection Prize.  This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry on a one-to-one basis with Judy, a relaxed but in-depth analysis of your poems. Identify strategies for further developing your writing, discuss problems you may be...

06/08/2018 - 16:00 to 11/08/2018 - 10:00
Sedbergh

Join Rhian Edwards and guest tutor Polly Atkin for this wonderful course in this amazing Yorkshire Dales setting: Character Portraits – Escaping the Ego will focus upon constructing and depicting characters and personalities in poetry, using friends, family, lovers and strangers, objects and emotions, and most fundamentally, writing in the second and third person. This will inject verve and versatility into your writing, while sidestepping the inevitable trappings of purely autobiographical verse.  Hamish and Rebecca are the amazing hosts. Workshops take place in the wonderful music room/...

01/08/2018 - 19:00 to 22:00
Bristol

From the heart of the city…and from our wild hearts… Poems from the Random Women poetry group, led by Julie-Ann Rowell, and writing groups around the city run by Rob Henley. Seren poet Elizabeth Parker (author of In Her Shambles​) is one of many voices you will hear at this special event. Poets will present their work based around the theme of ‘Wild’ as part of the Rewilding the City Mini-Festival run by Lapidus South West. Come along for an evening of wild imagination focusing on the environment. Free entry, with drinks and food available to purchase. Everyone welcome. For more information...

The Glass Aisle is a mesmerising collaboration of songs and poetry by singer-songwriter Brian Briggs – former frontman of indie-folk band Stornoway – and award-winning Welsh poet Paul Henry. Set on the Monmouthshire-Brecon canal, Brian’s pure tenor voice and Paul’s lyrics transport the listener deep into a frozen landscape on the cusp of spring. It is a piece filled with presences, including poacher-fisherman John Moonlight, inventor and engineer Marconi – who conducted his experiments for radio on the canal – and an old union workhouse, now converted into houses. The Glass Aisle has toured...

28/07/2018 - 10:00 to 29/07/2018 - 12:00
Port Eliot

Rhian Edwards will be performing on the Poetry Stage at the Port Eliot Festival. Also appearing are Francesca Beard, Luke Wright, Luke Kennard, Blake Morrison, Salena Godden and Hollie McNish. Rhian is a multi-award winning poet and musician. Her first collection of poems Clueless Dogs (Seren) won Wales Book of the Year 2013, the Roland Mathias Prize for Poetry 2013 and Wales Book of the Year People’s Choice 2013. It was also shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection 2012. She is also the current winner of the John Tripp Award for Spoken Poetry, winning both the Judges and...

19/07/2018 - 20:30
Dorchester

Paul Henry will read from his acclaimed collections The Brittle Sea (Seren 2010) and Boy Running (Seren  2016) which was shortlisted for Wales Book of the Year Award. There will then be a performance of The Glass Aisle (Seren 2018), an astonishing collaboration between Paul and acclaimed songwriter and singer Brian Briggs, frontman of the Oxfordshire indie-folk band Stornoway. Paul is performing at this event as a specially invited guest of the Thomas Hardy Society during their 50th Anniversary Hardy Festival celebrations.Tickets: £10. For further information and to book visit: www....