Seren Events Archive

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

10/12/2018 - 19:30 to 21:30

Carrie Etter will be reading from her new collection The Weather in Normal  (Seren 2018) which explores the poet’s loss of her hometown of Normal, Illinois through her parents’ deaths, the sale of the family home, and the effects of climate change. She will be joined by prize-winning poet Jane Lovell. Tickets: £6.00 on the door.  

08/12/2018 - 19:30

Jonathan Edwards will read from his new Seren collection, Gen, and his Costa Award-winning first collection, My Family and Other Superheroes, in the beautiful location of Gladstone's Library.   Other readers will be Robbie Burton (prizewinner at the Ledbury Poetry Festival, 2018), Glyn Edwards (Guest Poetry Editor of The Lonely Crowd) and Foyle Young Poet Eira Murphy. Join us for a great evening of poetry.   For more information and bookings, contact Robbie Burton:  07720 273335  

December’s First Thursday event features guest authors Jonathan Edwards and Dale Frances Hay. Jonathan Edwards will read from his eagerly-awaited second collection, Gen, a book of lions and rock stars, street parties and servants, postmen and voices. Cardiff-based novelist Dale Frances Hay will read from her debut novel The Night Fogs. After the guest readings you will be invited to read in the open mic – please bring a poem or a page of prose if you would like to take part. Doors open 7:30pm. £3 entry fee (redeemable with purchase of any book).     

06/12/2018 - 18:30

In this special talk, author of local food writer Sarah Philpott draws upon Wales’s rich literary and culinary traditions to unravel a fascinating history of Wales through food. Sarah's fantastic recipe book The Occasional Vegan was published by Seren earlier this year. HistFest is a brand new. three-day history festival that will entertain, educate and feature an eclectic mix of talks, panel discussions, workshops and live performances. The main festival takes place in London but includes events elsewhere, including this talk in Swansea. Admission: £5.00. For further information and to book...

To celebrate the publication of four poetry collections from THE SPOKE in the past 12 months by Seren Books,Claire Williamson, Bob Walton, Paul Deaton and Elizabeth Parker join forces with top trumpet and drums duoEYEBROW - Pete Judge and Paul Wigens - or a festive treat of four distinctive poetic voices and beguiling atmospheric soundscapes. Last seen together at Sanctum Bristol 2015, this is a unique partnership of poetry and music in the convivial ambience of Spike Island’s café-bar. Books and CDs on sale … in time for you-know-what. A night not to be missed. Doors open 7.15pm Start 8pm on...

03/12/2018 - 11:15 to 16:45

This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry on a one-to-one basis with poet and tutor Judy Brown, a relaxed but in-depth analysis of your poems. Identify strategies for further developing your writing, discuss problems you may be experiencing and look at strategies for taking your work forward. Judy runs one-hour sessions in The Poetry Cafe, London WC2 – at 11.15am, 12.30pm, 2.15pm, 3.30pm, or 4.45pm. £60 for Poetry Society Members, £70 for non-members. Book online at or call Paul McGrane on 020 7420 9881. Once your session is booked, you will be asked to...