Seren Events Archive

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

Join us at The Poetry Cafe in London for the official launch of Jim Neat by Mary J. Oliver and A Second Whisper by Lynne Hjelmgaard.  An evening of readings from both new books, followed by a Q & A chaired by Amy Wack.  More details coming soon.   About the books Jim Neat is an unusual and striking coalescing of prose, poetry, found documents and photographs. It ranges across the history of 20th century England and Canada as she uncovers the life of her father, Jim Neat (b. 1904). She adopts a legal structure, making ‘the case’ for the worth of Jim’s life in a fascinating memoir of a...

10/11/2019 - 10:00 to 11:00

Hear the tale of a coastal quest (in talk, excerpts, image & music) which took poet Anne-Marie Fyfe from her native Cushendall by way of Felixstowe, Orkney, Barra, Swansea & Cork to Cape Cod & Cape Breton Island. Looking into myth, memoir & the mesmerised horizon-gazing of maritime writers such as Virginia Woolf & Elizabeth Bishop, & back, emotionally, through shifting tidelines of memory to chart the hidden inlets & unexpected deeps in her own family narrative. Tickets £8. Book via

Books for Disquieting Times. Join Tamar Yoseloff, Carrie Etter, Matthew Caley and Kate Noakes for readings that explore the times in which we find ourselves. Tamar's new 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. The book's subjects include Georgia O'Keeffe, the poet's cancer diagnosis and treatment, and the Grenfell Tower fire disaster. Carrie Etter's The Weather in Normal (Seren 2018) is her fourth poetry collection and focuses on her hometown of...

Walking Cardiff  (Seren 2019) brings together twenty walks around the bustling capital of Wales in a guide that visits the new and the ancient, the difficult, the undiscovered, the lesser-knowns, the artistic, the entertaining, the quirky and the unexpected - uncovering Cardiff past and present for all to enjoy. Join us to celebrate its publication and hear author Peter Finch and photographer John Briggs in conversation with Grahame Davies accompanied by wine, a show of photographs and of course books. Admission is Free. RSVP to by Friday 25 October. https://www....

Join us at Chapter Arts Centre for our monthly First Thursday event celebrating the best of fiction and poetry. This month we will be joined by Alexandra Ford with her new novel What Remains at the End, Jane Lovell with her Mslexia Award winning pamphlet This Tilting Earth and Maggie Harris with her new collection On Watching a Lemon Sail the Sea.  Readings will be followed by our usual Open Mic. Entry £3. Please note we will only be able to accept CASH payment for copies of On Watching a Lemon Sail the Sea.

Mary J. Oliver and playwright, poet and storyteller Anna Murphy join Katrina Naomi for the Penzance Poetry Parlour. Doors open at 7pm, readings start at 7:30. Plus popcorn, cava and a Q & A.  Tickets: £6 on the door