Seren Events Archive

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

Doors: 7.00pm, with welcome drink Event: 7.30pm-8.45pm Featuring: Poets - Claire Williamson, Elizabeth Parker, Bob Walton, Paul Deaton and Violinist - John Pearce ​Book your free place Stay for signing and mingling Claire Williamson's new collection, Visiting the Minotaur: 'With each book, Claire Williamson’s poetry draws closer to the true and unselfconscious marriage of the mythic and the personal. The sometimes painful material of a life gains depth and resonance, while the figures of myth draw closer, to inhabit tender, energetic bodies in this world – bodies that may be endangered, may...

Come along on Saturday, April 28th for the launch of author Naomi Kruger's debut novel, May, a contemplative tale of what it means to carry the past with you and the power of letting it go. Naomi will discuss the book before taking audience questions and signing copies of the book, which will be available to purchase on the night. This event is free to attend.    

Saturday 15:00 Mark Waghorn Design “Reading Room”  Poetry event in honour of the late Anthony Jones Book Ticket: £5 A poetry session with Llansteffan poet Peter J Jones, Robert Walton and The Rockhoppers: Anne Marie Butler, Jackie Biggs, Maggie Harris and Mel Perry The Rockhoppers is a group of four poets based in west Wales. Annie, Jackie, Maggie and Mel are four strong distinctive individual poetic voices. They also work well together and collaborate to produce innovative and sometimes surreal pieces for performance. They have a strange and unexplained affiliation to small penguins. Peter J...

27/04/2018 - 20:00
Chipping Norton

Paul Henry will be reading from his new collection The Glass Aisle  (Seren 2018). The collection, which is Paul's tenth, contains lyrical love poems, elegies and observations from his Welsh childhood, moving between rage and stillness, past and present, music and silence.  Tickets: £7.00. Visit the Festival website for further information and to book:

22/04/2018 - 19:00

Martyn Crucefix will be reading from his seventh collection, The Lovely Disciples (Seren 2017). Martyn has won numerous prizes including a major Eric Gregory award and a Hawthornden Fellowship . His work has been described as ‘superbly intelligent, urgent, heartfelt, controlled and masterful’ by Poetry London. The Lovely Disciplines  steps straight into a contemporary world where cursors blink, people Skype, consult Google Street View and make erotically-charged visits to the opticians. Acuteness of observation is one of the ‘lovely disciplines’ in this beautifully accomplished book. Martyn...

22/04/2018 - 17:00

Jonathan Edwards’ Costa Prize winning collection My Family and Other Superheroes  (Seren 2014) was described as ‘joyful and dynamic – a collection that’ll make you laugh and make you think’ by the Costa Prize judges.  Jonathan shares life-affirming poems featuring a motley crew of heroes.  Evel Knievel, Sophia Loren, Ian Rush, Marty McFly, a bicycling nun and a recalcitrant hippo all leap from these pages and jostle for position. With a voice which fuses pop culture references and surrealism, Jonathan’s work is dazzlingly inventive and highly entertaining. Jonathan is joined by...