Seren Events Archive

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

Fiction Fiesta is an innovative programme of literary events celebrating fiction and poetry from Latin America alongside work by writers from Wales and the rest of the UK. This evening event – the first of two – will feature authors W.N. Herbert, Ailbhe Darcy & Andrés Ehrenhaus.  This is a free event – reserve your place here. W.N. Herbert, born in Dundee, is an internationally acclaimed poet who writes in English and Scots, and who has twice been shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize. Herbert is the author of a dozen poetry collections, including the two volumes of Omnesia (2013) and...

20/10/2018 - 19:30
London

Polari and London Literature Festival unite for more literary sparkle and mayhem as the beloved salon celebrates 2018's best LGBTQ+ writing. Author Stella Duffy headlines this evening, where the winner of The Polari First Book Prize 2018 is revealed. Duffy is joined by  David Llewellyn, Matt Cain, Laura Kaye and Mark O’Connell, who all read from their latest works. David's new novel, A Simple Scale (Seren 2018) was described by Wales Arts Review as ‘a work of self-assured persuasive power, and the resounding artistic statement of a writer who has truly arrived. It is bold, it is brave, and it...

20/10/2018 - 19:30
London

Writing It Out – A evening of unflinching poetry with Claire Williamson, Christina Thatcher, and Helen Calcutt. Each with her own unique approach approach to writing trauma they will share poems written directly from human experience, delving into themes of loss, grief, and the deep psychological effects of change.  Claire's inventive and intensely felt collection Visiting the Minotaur was published by Seren earlier this year. A Q&A session will take place after readings followed by book signings. Floor spots will also be available, with a limit of six places. To book your spot on a first...

20/10/2018 - 10:00 to 16:00
Bristol

Nurture the Creative is an exploratory day using words and images to stimulate your own creative connection with your imagination to nurture yourself. The day will be led by poet Claire Williamson whose collection Visiting the Minotaur was published by Seren earlier this year and artist Frances King. The morning will be spent working gently with words in a person-centred way, and the afternoon will use art materials to consolidate thoughts, feelings and inspirations! No experience or skill in writing and art needed; this is an opportunity for playful exploration. Freshly made vegetarian lunch...

Poetry & a Pint returns and this month features Seren poet Paul Deaton with his new book A Watchful Astronomy, plus open mic for audience poems. Contact: Richard Carder01225 313531 Tickets: £3/£1.50 concessions Start Time: 7.30pm  

An exciting evening of poetry featuring two Seren Books poets, Lynne Hjelmgaard and Robert Walton. Hosted by Pauline Sewards, readers from the floor welcome. Lynne's collection, A Boat Called Annalise, was published by Seren in 2016 and speaks in a wonderfully evocative way of the journey Lynne took with her husband by sailboat across the Atlantic to the Caribbean and Europe. The artful expanisve range of poems in Robert Walton's Sax Burglar Blues (Seren 2017) span from vivid memories of childhood to memories of a rock‘n’roll influenced youth on the back of the Dusty Springfield night bus via...