Seren Events Archive

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

As part of the on-going Creative Conversation speaker series Carolyn Jess-Cooke will be in conversation with novelist Gail Honeyman, author of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine (Harper Collins 2017),  winner of Costa First Novel Award and the British Book Awards Book of the Year. Carolyn is a prize-winning poet and author whose latest anthology, Writing Motherhood, was published by Seren in 2017. Entrance to the event is free.

05/11/2018 - 11:15 to 16:45

ONE PLACE REMAINING! 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 or call Paul McGrane on 020 7420 9881. Once your session is booked,...

04/11/2018 - 14:30

Hot Mess - Poems around climate change with Magma and Coast to Coast magazines, and poets Polly Atkin, Rebecca Gethin, M W Bewick and James Goodman. Polly's Her debut poetry pamphlet bone song (Clitheroe: Aussteiger, 2008) was shortlisted for the Michael Marks Award, 2009. Her second poetry pamphlet Shadow Dispatches (Seren, 2013) won the Mslexia Pamphlet Prize, 2012. In 2014 an extract from her first collection, Basic Nest Architecture, was awarded New Writing North’s Andrew Waterhouse Prize. Tickets: £8. For further information and to book visit the Festival website:

04/11/2018 - 13:00

Poetry of Food and Cooking event introduced by Helena Nelson of Happenstance and featuring Rosie Shepperd,  Matthew Stewart and Alison Brackenbury. Rosie's debut collection, The Man at the Corner Table, was published by Seren in 2015. Tickets: £8. For further information and to book visit the Festival website:

04/11/2018 - 11:30

Passport with Strange Fashion event featuring  Jonathan Edwards, Richie McCaffery and Pam Thompson who are all launching their much-awaited second collections. Jonathan's first collection, My Family and Other Superheroes (Seren 2014), was winner of the Costa Poetry Prize and was also shortlisted for the Fenton Aldeburgh First Collection Prize. His new collection, Gen, will be published by Seren in November. Tickets: £10. For further information and to book visit the Festival website:

03/11/2018 - 13:00

Yvonne Reddick will be appearing at the 'National Poetry Competition at 40' event, alongside Phillip Gross, Liz Berry and Dom Bury. Yvonne’s poetry pamphlet Translating Mountains (Seren 2017) was the winner of the Mslexia Poetry Pamphlet Prize. Tickets: £10. For further information and to book visit the Festival website: