Seren Events Archive

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

04/11/2018 - 14:30

Hot Mess - Poems around climate change with Magma and Coast to Coast magazines, and poets Polly Atkin, Rebecca Gethin, M W Bewick and James Goodman. Polly's Her debut poetry pamphlet bone song (Clitheroe: Aussteiger, 2008) was shortlisted for the Michael Marks Award, 2009. Her second poetry pamphlet Shadow Dispatches (Seren, 2013) won the Mslexia Pamphlet Prize, 2012. In 2014 an extract from her first collection, Basic Nest Architecture, was awarded New Writing North’s Andrew Waterhouse Prize. Tickets: £8. For further information and to book visit the Festival website:

04/11/2018 - 13:00

Poetry of Food and Cooking event introduced by Helena Nelson of Happenstance and featuring Rosie Shepperd,  Matthew Stewart and Alison Brackenbury. Rosie's debut collection, The Man at the Corner Table, was published by Seren in 2015. Tickets: £8. For further information and to book visit the Festival website:

04/11/2018 - 11:30

Passport with Strange Fashion event featuring  Jonathan Edwards, Richie McCaffery and Pam Thompson who are all launching their much-awaited second collections. Jonathan's first collection, My Family and Other Superheroes (Seren 2014), was winner of the Costa Poetry Prize and was also shortlisted for the Fenton Aldeburgh First Collection Prize. His new collection, Gen, will be published by Seren in November. Tickets: £10. For further information and to book visit the Festival website:

03/11/2018 - 13:00

Yvonne Reddick will be appearing at the 'National Poetry Competition at 40' event, alongside Phillip Gross, Liz Berry and Dom Bury. Yvonne’s poetry pamphlet Translating Mountains (Seren 2017) was the winner of the Mslexia Poetry Pamphlet Prize. Tickets: £10. For further information and to book visit the Festival website:

Katrina will be sharing her clay-smeared poems at the Feast & Flames event. Katrina was the first ever Poet-in-Residence here when she wrote a notebook-full of poems inspired by the Leach Pottery and by learning to throw on the wheel. Her highly acclaimed second full collection, The Way the Crocodile Taught Me, was published by Seren in 2016. This event will round-off Leach Pottery's 10 Year Anniversary celebrations and as well as Katrina's reading includes food, drink and a live firing. For further information visit Katrina's website:  

November’s First Thursday event is a celebration of the new issue of Poetry Wales magazine, with three guest readers: Richard Gwyn and Ailbhe Darcy, who both have poems featured in the new issue, and Katherine Stansfield who will be reading some new fiction. Entry is £3 and redeemable with a purchase of any book – there will be a varied selection available, including Richard Gwyn’s new collection, Stowaway. Doors open 7:30pm.