Seren Events Archive

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

11/11/2018 - 12:00 to 25/11/2018 - 15:00

This exhibition features the striking contemporary photographs taken by Aled Rhys Hughes of Mametz Wood, the site of the most significant battle in World War I for Welsh troops.  Aled's photographs also appear in the book Mametz (Seren 2016)  where they are accompanied by a ‘timeline’ of the battle, a period map, and an essay by Jeremy Hooker on the photographs and their relationship with the landscape and the men, now long gone, who took part. The exhibition runs from 11th - 25th November. Opening times are Tuesday and Saturday 11am - 3pm, also by arrangement. There will be a special opening...

10/11/2018 - 19:30

You are invited to the premiere of a new choral work by Tom Harrold with words by Grahame Davies. 'A Glasgow Elegy' has been commissioned by Glasgow University to commemorate the centenary of the Armistice. Grahame  is a poet, novelist, editor and literary critic, who has won numerous prizes, including the Wales Book of the Year Award. He is the author of 15 books in Welsh and English and his poetry has been translated into many languages.  Tickets: £10 (student concession £5 with ID) on door from 6.45pm subject to availability. Advance ticket reservations from 15 October by emailing music@...

Stroud Book Festival’s Poetry Night will feature Seren poet Paul Henry alongside Kate Carruthers Thomas, Patrick Mackie & Maria Stadnicka. Paul will read poems and perform acoustic tracks from his mesmerising new collection The Glass Aisle. The collection is inspired by the Monmouthshire and Brecon canal, which is close to Henry’s home, and its associations with radio pioneer Marconi and an old union workhouse. Tickets £12. For further information and to book, click here.

Join us for the launch of Carrie Etter's fourth collection, The Weather in Normal  (Seren 2018) which explores the poet’s loss of her hometown of Normal, Illinois through her parents’ deaths, the sale of the family home, and the effects of climate change, a collection at once innovative, emotive, and deeply resonant.  Tickets: £4 - £10. For further information and to book visit:

07/11/2018 - 09:30 to 15:30
NP16 5EL

This experiential Continuing Professional Development day focuses on your relationship with writing. An experiential dayschool about managing and understanding the writer within. How can you make your writer work for you within your lifestyle? Writing exercises to help turn life experiences into literature and to nurture ‘the writer in your life’. The day is led  by Claire Williamson whose collection, Visiting the Minotaur, was published by Seren earlier this year. Cost £85.00 (early bird £65.00 – book by 31st September). For further information and to book visit:

05/11/2018 - 19:00 to 10/12/2018 - 21:00

Find poetic inspiration in the disorientating world of Space Shifters, in this six-week poetry writing course led by poet Tamar Yoseloff. Each Monday, you have exclusive after-hours access to Hayward Gallery to draw inspiration from this transformative group exhibition, and workshop your compositions with the group. This opportunity is for poets of all abilities, and a willingness to learn together is essential. Course tutor Tamar Yoseloff is an accomplished poet, writer, and teacher. Her collection A Formula for Night: New and Selected Poems was published by Seren in 2015. Tamar's  writing...