Seren Events Archive

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

DOORS OPEN 6.30! Come along for wine, Juice and hors d'oeuvres! Filigree is the second anthology of contemporary Black British poetry published by Peepal Tree Press, a leader in Caribbean and Black British Literature. It follows in the footsteps of previous successful anthologies: RED (poetry) and Closure (short stories). RED has been described by Michael Rosen as, “a major contribution to the diverse cultures of blackness.”Filigree’s inclusion of fresh voices from a younger generation of Black British poets illustrates Inscribe’s commitment to producing groundbreaking anthologies. Included...

This experiential Continuing Professional Development day is led by Claire Williamson whose collection Visiting the Minotaur, was published by Seren earlier this year. The day will focus on creative writing and its use within therapy and therapeutic settings.  Therapy clients often find writing to be a useful resource, whether to express the ‘unsayable’ or to understand their feelings in a more tangible form. Through practice, this workshop will explore some helpful techniques and raise confidence in using the written and spoken word. Some counsellors and psychotherapists use creative writing...

07/10/2018 - 19:00 to 21:00
Swansea

The Glass Aisle is an astonishing collaboration between two major talents in poetry and music: acclaimed songwriter and singer Brian Briggs, frontman of the Oxfordshire indie-folk band Stornoway, and poet, Paul Henry. The pair will perform their musical collaboration ‘The Glass Aisle’, a long poem with songs, inspired by the Monmouthshire and Brecon canal, which is close to Henry’s home, and its associations with radio pioneer Marconi and an old union workhouse. With its songs composed ‘out of the poem’, and brought to life in Brian’s clear tenor, this work breaks down the borders between the...

06/10/2018 - 10:00 to 23:59
Swindon

Carrie Etter will be part of four events on the same day at  Poetry Swindon Festival: a lunch conversation with Sandeep Parmar, her annual Poets & Publishers event with Shearsman editor Tony Frazer and Magma editor Laurie Smith, a reading with Sandeep, and a Poetry Pub Quiz at the end of the night. Carrie's fourth collection The Weather in Normal  (Seren 2018)  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. It is a collection at once innovative, emotive, and deeply resonant.  For...

05/10/2018 - 19:00 to 21:00
Bridgend

Come along for an evening of poetry and spoken word that celebrates writers from Bridgend and beyond. Hosted by award-winning local poet Rhian Edwards. featuring guest poet Gwyneth Lewis and open mic. Venue: Carnegie House, Wyndham Street, Bridgend. CF31 1EFDate: Friday, 5th October, 2018Time: 7.00pmTickets: £5 To book your tickets we operate an online ticketing system. Please visit www.carnegiehouse.co.uk for a full listing of our events. Please note there is a booking fee on all online ticket purchases. Click Here: www.ticketsource.co.uk/carnegiehouse If you are unable to book online please...

First Thursday opens its autumn season with guest authors: poet Marianne Burton with her beautifully intelligent collection Kierkegaard’s Cupboard; novelist David Llewellyn with A Simple Scale, his story of two gay composers: one American, the other Soviet, and the strange ways in which their solitary lives intertwine. Visiting poets Chad Norman (from America) and Emily Blewitt (all the way from Bridgend) will read as special guests. And after the readings we will have our famous open mic, as always! Bring a poem or a page of prose if you feel like taking part. Doors open 7:30. Entry fee £3 (...