Seren Events Archive

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

05/10/2018 - 19:00 to 21:00
Bridgend

Come along for an evening of poetry and spoken word that celebrates writers from Bridgend and beyond. Hosted by award-winning local poet Rhian Edwards. featuring guest poet Gwyneth Lewis and open mic. Venue: Carnegie House, Wyndham Street, Bridgend. CF31 1EFDate: Friday, 5th October, 2018Time: 7.00pmTickets: £5 To book your tickets we operate an online ticketing system. Please visit www.carnegiehouse.co.uk for a full listing of our events. Please note there is a booking fee on all online ticket purchases. Click Here: www.ticketsource.co.uk/carnegiehouse If you are unable to book online please...

04/10/2018 - 19:30
Chichester

A CELEBRATION OF POETRY with CARRIE ETTER  PLUS OPEN MIC POETRY! Join award-winning American poet Carrie Etter reading from her new collection, The Weather in Normal. Carrie's credits include the London New Poetry Prize and shortlising for the Ted Hughes Award.   'Deeply moving and richly inventive' - Cole Svenson (US poet). Live music from Linda Kelsall-Barnett on classical guitar and open mic poetry combine to offer a stimulating mix of words and music. Readers and listeners equally welcome. Thursday 4 October 7.30pm, Chichester Library, Tower Street, Chichester PO19 1QJ.Tickets: £7 ( to...

First Thursday opens its autumn season with guest authors: poet Marianne Burton with her beautifully intelligent collection Kierkegaard’s Cupboard; novelist David Llewellyn with A Simple Scale, his story of two gay composers: one American, the other Soviet, and the strange ways in which their solitary lives intertwine. Visiting poets Chad Norman (from America) and Emily Blewitt (all the way from Bridgend) will read as special guests. And after the readings we will have our famous open mic, as always! Bring a poem or a page of prose if you feel like taking part. Doors open 7:30. Entry fee £3 (...

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...

After a summer break, Sustainable Wales’ ‘Green Room’ performance space recommences with a series of events.  On Friday, September 28, there will be a celebration of the Elvis festival in Porthcawl, with a welcome satirical look at ‘The King’. There will be Elvis Presley-themed films, and readings from Wales’ finest performance poet, Peter Finch. Peter will also be speaking about his recent book, The Roots of Rock, in which Elvis, of course, is featured. Leading Cardiff academic, Dr Daniel Evans, will discuss the ‘class’ element of the Elvis festival. Plus: there will be an open mic.  £4 (or...

In this, the centenary year of the ending of the First World War, Tony Curtis pays tribute to the memory of those who served and suffered in this most terrible of conflicts.  What connects a Pembrokeshire village, the First World War trenches, Australia, Kenya and Hollywood? Professor and prize-winning author Tony Curtis reveals all in a fascinating history of his family and the 1914-18 war. This illustrated talk draws on some of the great literary and art works of the period, as well as sharing remarkable family photographs. £7 Booking from 17 September on: 07398 362390