Seren Events Archive

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

20/10/2018 - 19:30

Polari and London Literature Festival unite for more literary sparkle and mayhem as the beloved salon celebrates 2018's best LGBTQ+ writing. Author Stella Duffy headlines this evening, where the winner of The Polari First Book Prize 2018 is revealed. Duffy is joined by  David Llewellyn, Matt Cain, Laura Kaye and Mark O’Connell, who all read from their latest works. David's new novel, A Simple Scale (Seren 2018) was described by Wales Arts Review as ‘a work of self-assured persuasive power, and the resounding artistic statement of a writer who has truly arrived. It is bold, it is brave, and it...

20/10/2018 - 10:00 to 16:00

Nurture the Creative is an exploratory day using words and images to stimulate your own creative connection with your imagination to nurture yourself. The day will be led by poet Claire Williamson whose collection Visiting the Minotaur was published by Seren earlier this year and artist Frances King. The morning will be spent working gently with words in a person-centred way, and the afternoon will use art materials to consolidate thoughts, feelings and inspirations! No experience or skill in writing and art needed; this is an opportunity for playful exploration. Freshly made vegetarian lunch...

Poetry & a Pint returns and this month features Seren poet Paul Deaton with his new book A Watchful Astronomy, plus open mic for audience poems. Contact: Richard Carder01225 313531 Tickets: £3/£1.50 concessions Start Time: 7.30pm  

An exciting evening of poetry featuring two Seren Books poets, Lynne Hjelmgaard and Robert Walton. Hosted by Pauline Sewards, readers from the floor welcome. Lynne's collection, A Boat Called Annalise, was published by Seren in 2016 and speaks in a wonderfully evocative way of the journey Lynne took with her husband by sailboat across the Atlantic to the Caribbean and Europe. The artful expanisve range of poems in Robert Walton's Sax Burglar Blues (Seren 2017) span from vivid memories of childhood to memories of a rock‘n’roll influenced youth on the back of the Dusty Springfield night bus via...

12/10/2018 - 00:00 to 14/10/2018 - 00:00

This weekend residential course is hosted by award-winning Welsh poet Paul Henry singer-songwriter Brian Briggs – former frontman of indie-folk band Stornoway. Their collaboration, The Glass Aisle (Seren 2018), is a mesmerising collaboration of songs and poetry. Exploring the borders between poem and song lyric, this course will appeal both to poets and songwriters. It also welcomes those new to writing and simply curious to test their talent in these areas. Through workshops and tutorials, we’ll look at what poetry and songwriting can learn from each other, including the influences of melody...

Come along to the Greenbank pub, Bristol, for their regular night of poetry and spoken word. Guest readers on this occasion will be Paul Deaton (author of A Watchful Astronomy, a Poetry Book Society Recommendation), and Liz Lefroy, winner of the Cafe Writers Poetry Competition. Register for the open mic at 8:15 (for 8:30 start) This is a free event with collection for a refugee charity, Bristol Hospitality For further information, see the Facebook group page, or call:Pauline – 07807 165683Helen – 07816 654603Stella – 07795 253994