Seren Events Archive

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

17/09/2019 - 18:30 to 21:00

Jonathan Edwards and Susie Wild join Company of Words for their usual open mic at the Little Man Coffee Company. Hosted by Alix Edwards.  Read your work in a supportive and friendly environment or just come and watch. Everyone welcome. Entry £3-4 Find out more here. 

Acclaimed poet Jonathan Edwards is author of the best-selling, Costa-Prize-winning My Family and Other Superheroes. His collection was described as 'Joyful and dynamic – a collection that’ll make you laugh and make you think' by  Costa Poetry Book Award Judges. His book Gen, which covers lions and rock stars, street parties and servants, postmen and voices, was called 'bold and sweeping’ by Ben Ray and 'a triumph' by The Yorkshire Times. Jonathan has been nominated for a 2019 Forward Prize for Best Single poem – the results are due for publication on 20 October. In the open mic, each poet...

To celebrate the release of her latest publication, poet Deryn Rees-Jones will be reading from her new book Erato at the Ruthin Craft Centre. Named after the Greek muse of lyric poetry, Erato combines documentary-style prose narratives with the passionate lyric poetry for which she is renowned. Free, no need to book. 

07/09/2019 - 14:00 to 16:00

As part of the Cheltenham Poetry Festival acclaimed poet, Jonathan Edwards, will be holding a Masterclass followed by a reading from Jonathan and poets who attend the class. The workshop will begin with a close reading of Simon Armitage’s brilliant poem ‘Not the Furniture Game,’ as a way of exploring how metaphor can be used effectively in character sketches. By working through a couple of different writing exercises and strategies, participants will then work towards writing a poem about someone they love. Tickets: £18/£15. Only 8 places are available so early booking is advised. For further...

Andrew-George Perutz gives an exciting glimpse into the hidden life of his grandmother Baroness Alessandra Kozlowska.  Alessandra's journey takes her from Russia through Poland, Austria and finally to Italy. She and her family surviv the Russian uprising, the Russian revolition and two world wars. Her life foes from feast to famine, from oil wells and a 48 room palace to imprisonment in Southern Italy; from giving shelter to the president of the Russian Duma just days before the assassination of the Tsar and his family, to providing a refuge for the American Embassy personnel and others in...

06/09/2019 - 13:00

Fiona Owen introduces Christopher Meredith 'Poetry, Fiction and States of mind'  A talk, reading and discussion with award-winning novelist, poet and translator Christopher Meredith, whose groud breaking first novel, Shifts, is regarded as a modern classic.  Chris has broadcast on radio and TV and given readings and talks all round Britain as well as in the Czech Republic, Egypt, Estonia, France, Germany, Finland, Ireland, Slovenia and the USA. He has been a steelworker, a schoolteacher and a university professor and now writes full time. His latest novel is The Book of Idiots. Latest poetry...