Seren Events Archive

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

Stroud Book Festival’s Poetry Night will feature Seren poet Paul Henry alongside Kate Carruthers Thomas, Patrick Mackie & Maria Stadnicka. Paul will read poems and perform acoustic tracks from his mesmerising new collection The Glass Aisle. The collection is 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. Tickets £12. For further information and to book, click here.

Join us for the launch of Carrie Etter's fourth 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, a collection at once innovative, emotive, and deeply resonant.  Tickets: £4 - £10. For further information and to book visit:

07/11/2018 - 09:30 to 15:30
NP16 5EL

This experiential Continuing Professional Development day focuses on your relationship with writing. An experiential dayschool about managing and understanding the writer within. How can you make your writer work for you within your lifestyle? Writing exercises to help turn life experiences into literature and to nurture ‘the writer in your life’. The day is led  by Claire Williamson whose collection, Visiting the Minotaur, was published by Seren earlier this year. Cost £85.00 (early bird £65.00 – book by 31st September). For further information and to book visit:

05/11/2018 - 19:00 to 10/12/2018 - 21:00

Find poetic inspiration in the disorientating world of Space Shifters, in this six-week poetry writing course led by poet Tamar Yoseloff. Each Monday, you have exclusive after-hours access to Hayward Gallery to draw inspiration from this transformative group exhibition, and workshop your compositions with the group. This opportunity is for poets of all abilities, and a willingness to learn together is essential. Course tutor Tamar Yoseloff is an accomplished poet, writer, and teacher. Her collection A Formula for Night: New and Selected Poems was published by Seren in 2015. Tamar's  writing...

As part of the on-going Creative Conversation speaker series Carolyn Jess-Cooke will be in conversation with novelist Gail Honeyman, author of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine (Harper Collins 2017),  winner of Costa First Novel Award and the British Book Awards Book of the Year. Carolyn is a prize-winning poet and author whose latest anthology, Writing Motherhood, was published by Seren in 2017. Entrance to the event is free.

05/11/2018 - 11:15 to 16:45

ONE PLACE REMAINING! 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,...