Seren Events Archive

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

03/12/2018 - 11:15 to 16:45
London

This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry on a one-to-one basis with poet and tutor Judy Brown, a relaxed but in-depth analysis of your poems. Identify strategies for further developing your writing, discuss problems you may be experiencing and look at strategies for taking your work forward. Judy runs one-hour sessions in The Poetry Cafe, London WC2 – at 11.15am, 12.30pm, 2.15pm, 3.30pm, or 4.45pm. £60 for Poetry Society Members, £70 for non-members. Book online at www.poetrysociety.org.uk or call Paul McGrane on 020 7420 9881. Once your session is booked, you will be asked to...

Martyn Crucefix is one of the readers at an evening of World War 1 themed poetry with Agenda magazine. The evening accompanies the museum’s 'Changing Lives: Ditchling Artists in WW1' display and will include readings from the latest Agenda commemorative 1918 double issue,  celebrating the end of The Great War and its aftermath with works by nationally and internationally-known poets and translators.  Martyn's latest collection, The Lovely Disciplines, was published by Seren earlier this year. Admission: £8 including a glass of wine. For further information and to book visit: www....

Vernon Hopkins will be signing copies of Just Help Yourself in Howells Newsagents, Porth, as part of the town's Christmas  Event. In Just Help Yourself, Hopkins details how his band, The Squires, set Tom Jones on the road to stardom. His authentic narrative is a revealing look at the highs and lows of the music business, of London in the allegedly Swinging Sixties and full of gritty detail about life in Pontypridd and on the road.

Vernon Hopkins will be signing copies of Just Help Yourself in WH Smith, Pontypridd. In Just Help Yourself, Hopkins details how his band, The Squires, set Tom Jones on the road to stardom. His authentic narrative is a revealing look at the highs and lows of the music business, of London in the allegedly Swinging Sixties and full of gritty detail about life in Pontypridd and on the road.

Poetry Brunch - three poets, coffee and cake! Join Brenda Read Brown, the winner of the first SFL Poetry Slam, as she welcomes Ben Wilkinson and Rhiannon Hooson to a lovely Poetry Brunch hosted at the splendid Stop! Café in Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery. Ben's debut full collection of poems, Way More Than Luck, was published by Seren Books in February 2018.  From the thumping heartbeat of the distance runner to the roar of football terraces across the decades, this debut confronts the struggles and passions that come to shape a life. Rhiannon has won major awards for her work, including...

23/11/2018 - 19:30
Wirksworth

Judy Brown, Ken Evans and Emma Simon will be reading at this event which also features music from Mat Williams and local poet guest spots. Judy's most recent collection Crowd Sensations (Seren 2016) was shortlisted for the Ledbury Second Colletion Prize and was a Poetry Book Society recommendation. Tickets: £4.00 on the door. www.thecoachhousestudios.co.uk