Seren Events Archive

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

Come along for July’s First Thursday, an evening of new poetry and fiction. Special guests Ross Cogan, Ben Wilkinson and Dan Tyte will kick off the evening with readings from their new books: Ross Cogan will read a selection of poems from his new poetry collection Bragr (meaning ‘poetry’ in Old Norse), in which myths are re-imagined for the modern age, with the earth and the environment as real and pressing concerns. Ben Wilkinson presents poems from his debut poetry collection, Way More Than Luck, which combines Wilkinson’s passion for football and running with recollections of a battle with...

An exciting debut poetry reading by the Penzance Stanza Poetry Group. ‘Birds of a Feather’ are the brightly-coloured – and mainly indigenous – members of the Penzance Stanza Poetry Group, who have been waiting patiently for the summer sunshine to spread their wings and fly. All winter long the Stanza poets have been busy scribbling, drafting and redrafting, exploring this year’s theme of ‘Taking Flight’. This will be the group’s very first public reading. Come along to see them soar and hear them sing. Headlining and leading the session (which will feature a collection of poets) will be...

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
London

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
Penzance

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.