Seren Events Archive

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

The Glass Aisle is a mesmerising collaboration of songs and poetry by singer-songwriter Brian Briggs – former frontman of indie-folk band Stornoway – and award-winning Welsh poet Paul Henry. Set on the Monmouthshire-Brecon canal, Brian’s pure tenor voice and Paul’s lyrics transport the listener deep into a frozen landscape on the cusp of spring. It is a piece filled with presences, including poacher-fisherman John Moonlight, inventor and engineer Marconi – who conducted his experiments for radio on the canal – and an old union workhouse, now converted into houses. The Glass Aisle has toured...

28/07/2018 - 10:00 to 29/07/2018 - 12:00
Port Eliot

Rhian Edwards will be performing on the Poetry Stage at the Port Eliot Festival. Also appearing are Francesca Beard, Luke Wright, Luke Kennard, Blake Morrison, Salena Godden and Hollie McNish. Rhian is a multi-award winning poet and musician. Her first collection of poems Clueless Dogs (Seren) won Wales Book of the Year 2013, the Roland Mathias Prize for Poetry 2013 and Wales Book of the Year People’s Choice 2013. It was also shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection 2012. She is also the current winner of the John Tripp Award for Spoken Poetry, winning both the Judges and...

19/07/2018 - 20:30

Paul Henry will read from his acclaimed collections The Brittle Sea (Seren 2010) and Boy Running (Seren  2016) which was shortlisted for Wales Book of the Year Award. There will then be a performance of The Glass Aisle (Seren 2018), an astonishing collaboration between Paul and acclaimed songwriter and singer Brian Briggs, frontman of the Oxfordshire indie-folk band Stornoway. Paul is performing at this event as a specially invited guest of the Thomas Hardy Society during their 50th Anniversary Hardy Festival celebrations.Tickets: £10. For further information and to book visit: www....

Join us at Cardiff Central Library as Peter Finch discusses his latest volume of the Real Cardiff series; Real Cardiff: The Flourishing City. Real Cardiff: The Flourishing City continues Finch's exploration of the obvious and hidden vistas of the city, discovering new treasures and revisiting past haunts to find them drastically altered over just ten years. The pace of change has never been quicker, surpassing the booms of the city’s nineteenth century heyday, and the clearances and redevelopment of the 1960s and 1970s. Finch walks through the city and through his memories, locating the odd...

16/07/2018 - 16:00 to 20:00

This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry on a one-to-one basis with poet and tutor Katrina Naomi, a relaxed but in-depth analysis of your poems – either face to face in Penzance, Cornwall or via Skype anywhere in the world.  Katrina's collection The Way the Crocodile Taught Me was published by Seren in 2016.  Contact Paul McGrane to book. Costs £45 for Poetry Society members and £55 for non-members for an hour’s feedback. For more information and to book visit: www.

An Exploration of the Creative Process and Poetry Recital: Grahame Davies will be taking part with the artist Kate Walters in the closing event of the JAM on the Marsh and the Hythe Festivals in Kent.   In the session, which is being organised jointly by the two festivals, Davies will be responding in poetry to the pictures produced by Kate Walters during the week-long-festivals. Entrance is Free. For further information visit: