Seren Events Archive

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

What is poetry’s relationship with art? Find out at this discussion featuring readings by guest poets Tamar Yoseloff, Claire Collison, Abegail Morley and Kathryn Maris, who read their work. They explore themes such as the visual landscape of the poem, how the poet brings the artist to life, the daily practice of the artist-poet and what ekphrastic poetry does that other forms do not.  Tamar Yoseloff's new collection, The Black Place (Seren 2019), a dark and gorgeously multi-faceted work that eschews the sentimental, embraces alternatives and offers antidotes to cheery capitalist hype. ...

01/12/2019 - 15:00 to 17:00
Canton

Poetry Showcase: Four local poets/artists, Mab Jones, Hanan Issa, Robert Walton & Amelia Unity, will read new work and showcase their varied talents. Robert Walton’s connections with Canton go back over 100 years. His grandparents moved into 81 Daisy Street, near Victoria Park, around 1910 and their 5 children, including his Dad, were born in the front room. No.81 was the hub of Walton family life for 50 years and Clark’s pies – ‘Clarksies’ - were the staple diet. In the early 60s Bob’s parents took on their first pub – The Canton Cross on the corner of Leckwith Road – it’s still there –...

21/11/2019 - 11:00 to 04/01/2020 - 16:30
Ynyshir

Acclaimed photographer David Hurn’s latest exhibition in Wales will present a series of images shot within a 25 mile radius of the Workers Gallery in the Rhondda valley between 1967 to the present, David became a member of the prestigious Magnum Agency in 1967, and during the seventies established the acclaimed School of Documentary Photography at Newport, Wales. Since leaving there he has photographed and taught around the world. He has published two books of photography for Seren, Writing the Picture (Seren 2010) and Living in Wales (Seren 2003).  Gallery open  Thursday, Friday &...

03/10/2019 - 10:00 to 12/12/2019 - 18:00

In ‘Pied Beauty,’ Gerard Manley Hopkins insists we celebrate ‘all trades, their gear and tackle and trim.’ Yet the truth is that for most poets the day job is a chore, a necessary evil which stands between us and a day writing poems, but also pays for our writing time. There are a number of exciting ways in which poets have written about work, and this course will draw on their approaches to help generate new poems. Firstly, there are the voices of working-class poets like Geoff Hattersley and Fred Voss, in touch with the routines of the shop floor and the rage of class identity. For other...