Seren Events Archive

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

12/10/2018 - 00:00 to 14/10/2018 - 00:00
Cricieth

This weekend residential course is hosted by award-winning Welsh poet Paul Henry singer-songwriter Brian Briggs – former frontman of indie-folk band Stornoway. Their collaboration, The Glass Aisle (Seren 2018), is a mesmerising collaboration of songs and poetry. Exploring the borders between poem and song lyric, this course will appeal both to poets and songwriters. It also welcomes those new to writing and simply curious to test their talent in these areas. Through workshops and tutorials, we’ll look at what poetry and songwriting can learn from each other, including the influences of melody...

Come along to the Greenbank pub, Bristol, for their regular night of poetry and spoken word. Guest readers on this occasion will be Paul Deaton (author of A Watchful Astronomy, a Poetry Book Society Recommendation), and Liz Lefroy, winner of the Cafe Writers Poetry Competition. Register for the open mic at 8:15 (for 8:30 start) This is a free event with collection for a refugee charity, Bristol Hospitality Network:www.bhn.org.uk For further information, see the Facebook group page, or call:Pauline – 07807 165683Helen – 07816 654603Stella – 07795 253994    

DOORS OPEN 6.30! Come along for wine, Juice and hors d'oeuvres! Filigree is the second anthology of contemporary Black British poetry published by Peepal Tree Press, a leader in Caribbean and Black British Literature. It follows in the footsteps of previous successful anthologies: RED (poetry) and Closure (short stories). RED has been described by Michael Rosen as, “a major contribution to the diverse cultures of blackness.”Filigree’s inclusion of fresh voices from a younger generation of Black British poets illustrates Inscribe’s commitment to producing groundbreaking anthologies. Included...

This experiential Continuing Professional Development day is led by Claire Williamson whose collection Visiting the Minotaur, was published by Seren earlier this year. The day will focus on creative writing and its use within therapy and therapeutic settings.  Therapy clients often find writing to be a useful resource, whether to express the ‘unsayable’ or to understand their feelings in a more tangible form. Through practice, this workshop will explore some helpful techniques and raise confidence in using the written and spoken word. Some counsellors and psychotherapists use creative writing...

07/10/2018 - 19:00 to 21:00
Swansea

The Glass Aisle 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. The pair will perform their musical collaboration ‘The Glass Aisle’, a long poem with songs, 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. With its songs composed ‘out of the poem’, and brought to life in Brian’s clear tenor, this work breaks down the borders between the...

06/10/2018 - 10:00 to 23:59
Swindon

Carrie Etter will be part of four events on the same day at  Poetry Swindon Festival: a lunch conversation with Sandeep Parmar, her annual Poets & Publishers event with Shearsman editor Tony Frazer and Magma editor Laurie Smith, a reading with Sandeep, and a Poetry Pub Quiz at the end of the night. Carrie's fourth collection The Weather in Normal  (Seren 2018)  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. It is a collection at once innovative, emotive, and deeply resonant.  For...