Seren Events Archive

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

19/03/2019 - 20:00
Abergavenny

Tuesday 19th March, 8pm ​£5 entrySupported by Literature Wales Three poets Chris Hall’s publications include: Witchcrafts (Arc), Bneath Cragshaddo (WYSIWYG 2000), Balladz f Bedlam (Stonebridge). His poems have appeared in, among others, Tears in the Fence, Scintilla, Quirk, The Lonely Crowd and Richard Parker’s cricketing anthology Leg Avant. A retrospective collection of poems entitled No Fish is planned for publication by The Collective Press in the near future. Jonathan Edwards won the Terry Hetherington Award in 2010, was awarded a Literature Wales new writer’s bursary in 2011, and in...

The Poetry Society presents a special event featuring readings and Q & A from poet Yvonne Reddick, the winner of the inaugural Peggy Poole Award – a new talent development award recognising emerging writers in the North West of England – alongside the judge of this year’s competition, celebrated poet and critic Deryn Rees-Jones. Yvonne's Mslexia prize-winning pamphlet Translating Mountains was published by Seren in 2017. Deryn Rees Jones has published seven collections for Seren, most recently What It's Like to Be Alive: Selected Poems (2016) which was a Poetry Book Society Special...

Don’t miss the final Border Crossings session of this festival, in which two poets draw from a wide range of influences. Richard Gwyn is a poet and translator whose most recent collection, Stowaway: A Levantine Adventure (Seren 2018) centres around an unnamed protagonist, a kind of anti-Ulysses, and this character’s journeys around the eastern Mediterranean. Richard will be reading alongside Arne Rautenberg, an award-winning German poet translated into English by Ken Cockburn. Arne’s playful work ranges from concrete poetry to writing for children through to exuberant and experimental sound...

08/03/2019 - 10:00
St. Andrews

Breakfast at the Poetry Café: Another Place. Enjoy your breakfast sunny side up at the festival’s Poetry Café. Our breakfast discussion events offer a relaxed start to the day with a group of poets and other festival participants exploring this year’s festival themes over coffee and pastries. Fiona Moore is guest chair for this panel discussion. She will be joined by poets Polly Atkin, whose debut collection Basic Nest Architecture was published by Seren in 2017. Also on the panel will be Alice Tarbuck, Jon Plunkett and Harry Giles. Tickets: £4.75/£3.75. For further information and to book...

Join us at Chapter, Cardiff, for our monthly celebration of new poetry and fiction. March’s First Thursday features authors Carrie Etter with her Poetry Book Society Recommended new collection, The Weather in Normal, and Cardiff-based Jeremy Dixon with his hot-off-the-press collection In Retail, which contains poems inspired by his work in a well-known pharmacy chain. After the guest readers we will have, as always, the Open Mic – all are invited to read a poem or a page of prose. Doors open £7:30pm. Entry £3 on the door (redeemable with purchase of a book).

Jonathan Edwards will read from Gen (Seren 2018) his latest collection of poetry. Jonathan's debut collection My Family and Other Superheroes was the winner of the Costa Poetry Prize 2014.  £3 Entry to include Wine, Juice and Nibbles.