Seren Events Archive

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

Saturday 15:00 Mark Waghorn Design “Reading Room”  Poetry event in honour of the late Anthony Jones Book Ticket: £5 A poetry session with Llansteffan poet Peter J Jones, Robert Walton and The Rockhoppers: Anne Marie Butler, Jackie Biggs, Maggie Harris and Mel Perry The Rockhoppers is a group of four poets based in west Wales. Annie, Jackie, Maggie and Mel are four strong distinctive individual poetic voices. They also work well together and collaborate to produce innovative and sometimes surreal pieces for performance. They have a strange and unexplained affiliation to small penguins. Peter J...

27/04/2018 - 20:00
Chipping Norton

Paul Henry will be reading from his new collection The Glass Aisle  (Seren 2018). The collection, which is Paul's tenth, contains lyrical love poems, elegies and observations from his Welsh childhood, moving between rage and stillness, past and present, music and silence.  Tickets: £7.00. Visit the Festival website for further information and to book: www.chiplitfest.com

22/04/2018 - 19:00
Cheltenham

Martyn Crucefix will be reading from his seventh collection, The Lovely Disciples (Seren 2017). Martyn has won numerous prizes including a major Eric Gregory award and a Hawthornden Fellowship . His work has been described as ‘superbly intelligent, urgent, heartfelt, controlled and masterful’ by Poetry London. The Lovely Disciplines  steps straight into a contemporary world where cursors blink, people Skype, consult Google Street View and make erotically-charged visits to the opticians. Acuteness of observation is one of the ‘lovely disciplines’ in this beautifully accomplished book. Martyn...

22/04/2018 - 17:00
Cheltenham

Jonathan Edwards’ Costa Prize winning collection My Family and Other Superheroes  (Seren 2014) was described as ‘joyful and dynamic – a collection that’ll make you laugh and make you think’ by the Costa Prize judges.  Jonathan shares life-affirming poems featuring a motley crew of heroes.  Evel Knievel, Sophia Loren, Ian Rush, Marty McFly, a bicycling nun and a recalcitrant hippo all leap from these pages and jostle for position. With a voice which fuses pop culture references and surrealism, Jonathan’s work is dazzlingly inventive and highly entertaining. Jonathan is joined by...

22/04/2018 - 15:30
Cheltenham

Ben Wilkinson will be reading from his debut collection Way More Than Luck (Seren 2018). From the thumping heartbeat of the distance runner to the roar of football terraces across the decades the collection confronts the struggles and passions that come to shape a life. Tickets: £5.00 - £7.00. For further information and to book visit the Festival website: www.cheltenhampoetryfest.co.uk or ring the Box Office on 01242 220860.

The final night of the Aber Writing Fest will kick off with novelist Tyler Keevil and his musician brother Jonathan Keevil performing a dramatized reading with music. Next up poet Giles L. Turnbull will share his work followed by Seren poet and musician Rhian Edwards, known for her dazzling performance style. Tyler Keevil is an award-winning novelist, screenwriter, and short story author from Vancouver; his brother Jonathan Keevil is a musician and filmmaker who composed the soundtrack for the indie hit film Bellflower. To celebrate the UK launch of Tyler’s new novel, No Good Brother (...