Seren Events Archive

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

29/08/2019 - 19:30
Bradford on Avon

Come and join us at Bradford on Avon's popular reading series, Words & Ears with guest poets Jonathan Edwards and Michelle Diaz. Jonathan's first collection, My Family and Other Superheroes (Seren, 2014), received the Costa Poetry Award and the Wales Book of the Year People's Choice Award. It was also shortlisted for the Fenton Aldeburgh First Collection Prize. His second collection, Gen (Seren, 2018)  and was the winner of the People's Choice Award, Wales Book of the Year 2019. Tickets £4.00 on the door. Bring a poem, story or song to share, or just bring yourself. All performers and...

28/08/2019 - 18:30

Join Seren Poetry Editor Amy Wack at the The Poetry Bookshop in Hay-on-Wye for a celebration of 'Poems from the Borders'.  Poems from The Borders is part of Seren’s pamphlet series celebrating the spirit of place. Featured poems range from “the spine of the A470”, through Monmouthshire, over the dramatic Brecon Beacons, and also through the Black Mountains towards Hay-on-Wye, towns in Herefordshire and Radnorshire and along rivers, the Wye and Severn.​ The poems will be read by Christopher Meredith, Maggie Harris, Rhiannon Hooson, Emma van Woerkom, Charlie Wilkinson, Nicholas Murray,...

21/08/2019 - 14:00

As part of our Poems from Pembrokeshire summer tour, poetry editor Amy Wack will be joined by Tony Curtis, Br. David Hodges, Samantha Rhydderch, George Sandifer-Smith, A.C. Bevan and others for readings from Poems from Pembrokeshire, part of Seren's pamphlet series celebrating the spirit of place. Further contributors are welcome. Tickets £3 or free with a museum admission ticket (£4.95). Please contact the Tenby Museum and Art Gallery on 01834 842809/ if you are interested in attending.

Led by Deryn Rees-Jones and Katrina Naomi, This course will draw on a range of examples from contemporary poetry that could assist us to develop our own writing, as well as consider various ways in which we might respond to political circumstance, both with reference to the wider world and with issues that affect us directly. As we address the ongoing challenges of continuing to develop our personal poetics there will also be opportunities to think about the processes involved in assembling poetic sequences and gathering poems into a full-length collection. Deryn Rees-Jones is a poet, editor...

17/08/2019 - 18:00

Novelist Jayne Joso will be reading at Clapham Books independent bookshop for their summer celebration. Jayne will be reading from both My Falling Down House (Seren 2016), recipient of the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation Award. and her latest novel From Seven to the Sea (Seren 2019) which explores the emotions of childhood and an almost limitless capacity for imagination, invention, and fearlessness. For further details visit:

09/08/2019 - 12:30 to 13:30

Join Seren Poetry Editor Amy Wack at the Llangwm Literature Festival for a celebration of 'Poems from Pembrokeshire'.  Poems from Pembrokeshire is part of Seren's pamphlet series celebrating the spirit of place. An area of supreme but also disquieting beauty, Pembrokeshire has been the home to saints and pirates, the cradle of Tudor Kings and subject to oil spills and annual invasions of summer visitors. The undeniable loveliness of its off-shore islands: Ramsey, Grassholm, and Caldey, contrasts with the often harsh life of settlers, of monks and sea-fishing folk of the past, such as the...