Seren Events Archive

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

The Glass Aisle (Seren 2018) 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. Paul Henry performs new poems, plus new and old songs with Brian Briggs, including some Stornoway tracks. The pair then perform their musical collaboration The Glass Aisle, a long poem with songs, inspired by the Monmouthshire and Brecon canal close to Henry’s home and its associations with radio pioneer Marconi and an old union workhouse. This event is part of...

29/06/2018 - 18:30 to 30/06/2018 - 20:30

Katrina will be in conversation with Estela Welldon at the Poetry & Psychoanalysis Conference where they will discuss 'Violence and Shame'. This conference will explore shame in a variety of ways. Bringing together poets, psychoanalysts and scholars, the event will look at shameful encounters, narcissistic wounds, and shameful identities. We will also explore the shame of writing, of self-exposure, and of talking about trauma. Katrina's collection The Way the Crocodile Taught Me was published by Seren in 2016. For further information and to book, visit the conference website: www....

26/06/2018 - 19:00

Katrina will be hosting the Penzance Poetry Parlour featuring Seren poet Samantha Wynne-Rydderch and Angela Stoner.  As well as a reading by both poets, there’s a Q&A, plus cava and popcorn. Doors open at 7 pm, readings start at 7.30. Donations on the door, minimum of £6 please – if you can afford more then Katrina can pay the poets more. There’s no pre-booking, it’s always busy, so first come, first served. And if you can’t get there until 7.30, bring a cushion to sit on, in case there’s no chairs left. But don’t worry, you’ll find somewhere to squeeze in.

Join us at The Hours bookshop for an evening of new fiction and conversation, in celebration of two new books. Christopher Meredith will read from his new short story collection, Brief Lives, described by Tom Bullough as ‘a glorious book about everything important: love and sex and conflict and mortality.’ Diana Wallace will provide insight from Christopher Meredith, her new book for the prestigious UWP Writers of Wales series.  Doors open 7:00pm. Entry is free and all are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be provided.    

An evening of powerful poetry with Elizabeth Parker reading from her exciting debut collection, In Her Shambles, and Robert Walton from his ‘artful and expansive’ Sax Burglar Blues, both recently published by Seren + open mic. £3/£1.50 (concs.) on the door.    

Four fine Seren poets - Claire Williamson, Elizabeth Parker, Robert Walton and Paul Deaton - with new poetry collections published in the last eight months, will be joined by celebrated harpist, John L. Thomas, for a wonderful evening of poetry and music in the friendly ambience of Toast Café.  Admission is free but please book your tickets in advance at