Seren Events Archive

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

18/05/2019 - 12:00 to 22:00
London

Martyn Crucefix,  is one of an astonishing line-up of sixty poets participating in a  non-stop Poem-a-Thon over ten hours to raise money for The Poetry Society. Each poet will read for eight minutes, entry is by donation, and you can come and go as you please. There’ll also be a tombola – your chance to win fabulous prizes! You can also sponsor a poet individually on the Poetry Society's JustGiving page, or support the event generally via the Donations page. Martyn's collection The Lovely Disciplines was published by Seren in 2017. For further information about the event and a full list of...

18/05/2019 - 10:30 to 16:30
London

Tackle the pressing topics of the day and produce new poetry. This one day workshop is led by Katrina Naomi whose collection, The Way the Crocodile Taught Me, was published by Seren in 2016. The workshop will look at the work of Ray Antrobus, Hashem Beck, Terrance Hayes, Alice Oswald, Danez Smith, Tracy K. Smith, Jack Underwood and Ocean Vuong. We will explore poetry on class, ethnicity, love, war, sex, sexuality, religion and politics. How do you write about some of humanity’s biggest – and at times, most difficult – issues while remaining true to yourself? We’ll consider the use of form,...

16/05/2019 - 17:45 to 19:00
Cardiff

Join author Peter Jones as he reads from DEAR MONA, his father Jonah Jones' fascinating and intimate wartime letters, charting his shift from Conscientious Objector to non-arms bearing medic in the European and Middle Eastern war theatres. Peter is joined in a double bill by Ceri Stennett, author of In Proud and Honoured Memory, stories of men from Whitchurch who died in the Great War.  Book your FREE tickets here or call the Library on 029 2078 0961

Author and photographer Phil Cope will be launching his latest book The Living Wells of Wales (Seren 2019) at the Brynmawr Historical Society. Phil takes us on a journey through the sacred wells of Wales where he discovers wells in city centres and, quite literally, in the middle of nowhere – on mountainsides, in deserted valleys, on the coast, in sea caves. They include healing wells, cursing wells, and wells named for saints, Satan, witches, angels, fairies, friars, nuns, hermits, murderers and hangmen. Cope’s atmospheric photographs are accompanied by folk tales, myths and legends,...

13/05/2019 - 19:00
London

An evening of new poetry from Eoghan Walls, Lisa Kiew and Alex Wylie. Pigeon Songs (Seren 2019) is Derry-born Eoghan Walls’ second collection of poems from Seren after his much-praised debut, The Salt Harvest. Free entry, all welcome.

13/05/2019 - 19:00
London

An evening of new poetry from Eoghan Walls, Lisa Kiew and Alex Wylie. Pigeon Songs (Seren 2019) is Derry-born Eoghan Walls’ second collection of poems from Seren after his much-praised debut, The Salt Harvest. Free entry, all welcome.