Seren Events Archive

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

27/01/2019 - 10:00 to 17/03/2019 - 17:00

The 2019 programme at Plas Glyn-y-Weddw willl start with a special exhibition celebrating the life and work of Jonah Jones. Jonah Jones (17 February 1919 – 29 November 2004) was born Leonard Jones near Wardley, Tyne and Wear in the North East of England, but became known as a Welsh sculptor, artist-craftsman and writer. His father had been a coalminer before being invalided in the First World War; the family endured considerable poverty through the 1920s and 1930s. Registering in the Second World War as a conscientious objector, Jonah Jones at first worked in forestry, but later enlisted in...

Expand your voice with the thoughts, lives and feelings of others ‘You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view … until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.’– Atticus Finch, To Kill a Mockingbird From Robert Browning to Carol Ann Duffy, Patience Agbabi to Simon Armitage, a number of writers have explored the joy of how writing from the point of view of someone – or something – else can free the creative shackles and unleash poems of great power. In this online course, Costa Award-winning poet will help you will explore a range of things that...

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT WAS ORIGINALLY BOOKED FOR 30TH JANUARY BUT HAS NOW BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR 23RD JANUARY. TV wildlife presenter Iolo Williams, author of Wild Places: Wales’ Top 40 Nature Sites, describes with humour and wit the adventures he had and the people he met as a Species Officer for the RSPB –from a farmer who held an egg collector over a 40-foot cliff to the oystercatcher who held up Prince Charles’ train. An informative and entertaining talk which describes not only his wildlife adventures but also the threats our wildlife faces today. A must see for the whole family. Find out...

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.