Seren Events Archive

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

Come and celebrate The Cellar Bards 7th birthday with our special guest, top poet and Costa Poetry Award winner, Jonathan Edwards. Open mic as usual, just put your name down at the door. There will be cake! Doors open 7.45pm.

Open Eye Gallery is delighted to host Deryn Rees-Jones’ launch of her fifth poetry collection, Erato (Seren 2019) , a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. Named after the muse of love and lyric poetry, Erato combines documentary-style prose narratives with poems to explore the relationship between the private and the public, and the role of poetry in an increasingly hostile world. Refreshments will be available throughout with a book signing and musical performance by Alex Costello on double bass. Admission is free and all are welcome. For further information visit:

As always, we'll be ending the festival with a fantastic poetry showcase with readings from Emily Cotterill, Jonathan Edwards, Ruth Sharman plus a musical interlude from Adrian Lewis. It'll all be chaired by the wonderful Stephen Payne. Authors: Emily Cotterill is a Cardiff-based poet originally from Alfreton, Derbyshire. Her debut pamphlet The Day of the Flying Ants is about growing up, leaving home and how the places we are from affect the people we become. It will be published in May 2019 by smith|doorstop as a part of the Laureate's Choice series selected by Carol Ann Duffy. Jonathan...

On Saturday 22nd June, Ross Cogan will be reading from his collection Bragr (Seren 2018) at the Old Norse Poetry in Performance conference 2019.   About the conference: Old Norse Poetry in Performance (ONPiP) is an interdisciplinary project which aims to bring together literary scholars, actors and dramaturgs to explore the dramatic potential in the Old Norse-Icelandic poetic corpus. Triennial conferences, hosted at the University of Oxford, stretch across two days and focus on an array of themes pertaining to both eddic and skaldic poetry. Integral to the structure of each conference are...

Come and join us for a psychogeographic central Cardiff spiral.  Popular poet, author and historian, Peter Finch, will lead a walking tour of central Cardiff on Thurday 20th June at 6pm. The tour will unearth some little known aspects of the capital's centre, as well as taking a new look at some of its ore famous structures. Expect discourse, discovery and diversion, plus the occasional poem. If it's raining, please bring an umbrella. The walking tour will take 90 minutes, meet on the steps of the National Museum of Wales in Cathays Park, and finish outside City Hall. We will round off the...

18/06/2019 - 18:30

Martyn Crucefix has won numerous prizes including a major Eric Gregory award and a Hawthornden Fellowship. He has published seven collections of poetry, most recently The Lovely Disciplines (Seren 2017) and tonight will be reading new work. Also reading will be Hilary Davies. Poets from the floor very welcome. Admission: £5/£4. All money raised goes towards cold weather shelters for the homeless. For futher information visit: