Seren Events Archive

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

29/11/2019 - 20:00

London Irish Lecture #7 is back this Winter, with very special guest Jaki McCarrick with her talk 'Where is home?'. More 'talks' than lectures, these events offer the opportunity for engagement and interaction, and an evening of lively conversation and learning. In 'Where is home?' Jaki talks about her London-Irish background, the importance of reclaiming the Irish story in London, and the joys and difficulties of returning “home” to Ireland. She will also read from her Edge Hill Prize-shortlisted story collection, The Scattering  (Seren2013). Tickets:  £8/£6. For further information and to...

29/11/2019 - 19:00

Join us evening of poetry from Hercules Editions. There will be readings from Martyn Crucefix, Sophie Herxheimer and Jacqueline Saphra, as well as Hercules founder, Tamar Yoseloff, whose latest collection The Black Place (Seren 2019)  is a dark and gorgeously multi-faceted work that eschews the sentimental, embraces alternatives and offers antidotes to cheery capitalist hype. Martyn Crucefix's most recent collection for Seren was The Lovely Disciplines (2017) in which he displays his characteristic flair, craft and intelligence, Admission is Free.  For further information and to express...

29/11/2019 - 10:00

10-3pm - Re: Memory - a full day drawing and writing workshop with writer Mary J. Oliver and artist Alessandra Ausenda.  7-9pm - Mary J. Oliver will read from her debut book Jim Neat, plus a screening of Alessandra Ausenda's work, followed by discussion.   Bookings for both events to be made through

28/11/2019 - 19:00

Paul Deaton will be reading at Exeter’s poetry platform 'Uncut Poets'. Paul's work appears regularly in The Spectator and is featured in various magazines and anthologies including PN Review, The London Magazine. His collection A Watchful Astronomy (Seren 2017) was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. Also reading will be Veronica Aaronson. Admission: £5/£3. For further information and to book visit:

Join us at St Canna's Alehouse for the unveiling of this year's Confreys Solicitors Christmas print commission and the launch of the EP 'Winter' by the printmaker and musician Mog Fry who records as Red Deer Sleeping. With poetry readings from Paul Deaton (whose poem 'Christmas' inspired the print), Katrina Naomi and Amy Wack.  7:30 for an 8pm start

26/11/2019 - 18:30

Zoë Skoulding is one of three poets who will read from their new collections exploring place, looking at how human lives interact with other perspectives on urban and rural environments. Zoë's latest collection Footnotes to Water (Seren 2019) is her fifth collection for Seren and a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. in which she imagines a river as a transverse section, cutting through urban and rural spaces, connecting places that are themselves in flux.​ Also reading will be Helen Tookey and Eleanor Rees. For further information visit: