Seren Events Archive

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

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:  

08/07/2018 - 10:00 to 13:00

(Dis)mantling, (dis)assembly and (dis)obedience: sometimes it’s the parts you need, not the whole. A poem can take things to bits as well as build them – it can dismantle bodies and buildings and excavate language and systems until the floor almost falls in. This workshop led by Judy Brown will offer some ways of disassembling things we know to create new work. We will look at how to make your poem a zone of disobedience, and how threatening rogue authority figures can be. Judy's first poetry collection, Loudness (Seren, 2011), was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for best first collection...

Ledbury Forte Second Collection Prize Showcase and Celebration. The  winner Sandeep Parmar reads with shortlistees, Judy Brown, Emma Hammond, John McCullough and John Clegg. Judy's shortlisted collection, Crowd Sensations, was published by Seren in 2016. Tickets: £12.50. For further rinformation and to book visit the Festival website: