Seren Events Archive

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

The Glass Aisle is a mesmerising collaboration of songs and poetry by singer-songwriter Brian Briggs – former frontman of indie-folk band Stornoway – and award-winning Welsh poet Paul Henry. Set on the Monmouthshire-Brecon canal, Brian’s pure tenor voice and Paul’s lyrics transport the listener deep into a frozen landscape on the cusp of spring. It is a piece filled with presences, including poacher-fisherman John Moonlight, inventor and engineer Marconi – who conducted his experiments for radio on the canal – and an old union workhouse, now converted into houses. The Glass Aisle has toured...

07/01/2019 - 19:30

Join​ Mir Mahfuz Ali, Mimi Khalvati,  Omar García-Obregón and Shazea Quraishi at the Poetry Cafe's monthly 'Exiled Writers' night. Mir Mahfuz Ali's first collection Midnight, Dhaka was published by Seren in 2014 and he is currently working on his second book. The evening will be hosted by Jennifer Langer with music from Freddy Macha. There will also be an open mic. £5/£3 EWI members and asylum seekers. On the door.  For further information visit the Poetry Society website:  

03/01/2019 - 19:30 to 22:00

Shrewsbury Poetry are delighted to welcome back Jonathan Edwards, who was the winner of the 2014 Costa Poetry Award with his debut collection, My Family and Other Superheroes (Seren 2014). Jonathan will be reading from his new collection Gen (Seren 2018). Plus a sign up on the night for our truly open mic event.  Come along and read your stuff. 3 mins per poet.