Seren Events Archive

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

A Day of Reflection on the Poetry of War and Peace in Wales As the events marking the centenary of the First World War draw to a close, Literature Wales invites you to a day of reflection and discussion on war and peace; with readings, commissioned lectures, performances and presentations from some of Wales’ leading poets and writers. The event is sponsored by the First Minister of Wales, Mark Drakeford AM and organised by Literature Wales with support from the Welsh Government’s Cymru’n Cofio Wales Remembers 1914-1918 First World War Centenary Programme. Holy Glimmers of Goodbyes will...

18/02/2019 - 18:30 to 20:00
Birmingham

Verve Festival’s Friday evening poetry headline features three renowned contemporary poets. Amy Key’s second collection Isn’t Forever is published by Bloodaxe in 2018 and was a Poetry Book Society Wild Card choice. Carrie Etter is a distinguished poet and academic who has been shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry. Her new Seren collection, The Weather in Normal, was a Poetry Book Society Winter 2018 Recommendation. Jane Yeh was named a Next Generation poet by the Poetry Book Society in 2014. Her third collection of poems is forthcoming from Carcanet in March 2019 and...

Sunday Lunch with Mslexia Magazine: Poetry Pamphlet prizewinners. Mslexia Editor (and novelist) Debbie Taylor joins Seren Poetry Editor Amy Wack in this celebration of seven years of pamphlet prize winners: with Seren poet Polly Atkin, Cath Drake, Mara Bergman, Ilse Pedler, Yvonne Reddick, Bryony Littlefair. Special guest is Seren poet and singer-songwriter Rhian Edwards.  Poetry readings, music, full three course Sunday Lunch.  (Vegetarian options). Price: £25.  Advance booking essential. For more information and to book visit the Festival website: www.cardiffpoetryfestival.com

08/02/2019 - 18:00 to 10/02/2019 - 15:00

The Seren Cornerstone Poetry Festival returns for 2019 with an eclectic and wonderful mix of poetry, film, art and music. Taking place in the beautiful Cornerstone building on Charles Street, this winter weekend of events will showcase both new and established voices. Highlights include:Owen Sheers’ ‘To Provide All People’Robert Minhinnick & Menna Elfyn: Traitor Translator?Generations: Afternoon Tea with Jonathan Edwards, Christopher Meredith & Archbishop George Stack‘How BAME are you?’ hosted by Hanan Issa See the full programme of events on the festival website. Early bird tickets...

First Thursday returns for February with a Mufran event, featuring poets Lesley Saunders and Philip Gross. First Thursday is a monthly celebration of new poetry and fiction held at Cardiff’s Chapter Arts Centre. For February’s event, Lesley Saunders and Philip Gross will perform pieces from A Part of the Main (Mulfran Press), a new booklet-length poetic ‘conversation’ between two of Britain's most renowned poets. Issues of nationhood, migration, the threats to nature all arise with allusions back to Shakespeare's Caliban, Greek myth and legend and forward to a world threatened by climate...

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

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...