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

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 –...

29/11/2019 - 20:00

London Irish Lecture #7 is back this Winter, with very special guest Jaki McCarrick with her talk 'Where is home?'. More 'talks' than lectures, these events offer the opportunity for engagement and interaction, and an evening of lively conversation and learning. In 'Where is home?' Jaki talks about her London-Irish background, the importance of reclaiming the Irish story in London, and the joys and difficulties of returning “home” to Ireland. She will also read from her Edge Hill Prize-shortlisted story collection, The Scattering  (Seren2013). Tickets:  £8/£6. For further information and to...

29/11/2019 - 19:00

Join us evening of poetry from Hercules Editions. There will be readings from Martyn Crucefix, Sophie Herxheimer and Jacqueline Saphra, as well as Hercules founder, Tamar Yoseloff, whose latest 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. Martyn Crucefix's most recent collection for Seren was The Lovely Disciplines (2017) in which he displays his characteristic flair, craft and intelligence, Admission is Free.  For further information and to express...

29/11/2019 - 10:00

10-3pm - Re: Memory - a full day drawing and writing workshop with writer Mary J. Oliver and artist Alessandra Ausenda.  7-9pm - Mary J. Oliver will read from her debut book Jim Neat, plus a screening of Alessandra Ausenda's work, followed by discussion.   Bookings for both events to be made through

28/11/2019 - 19:00

Paul Deaton will be reading at Exeter’s poetry platform 'Uncut Poets'. Paul's work appears regularly in The Spectator and is featured in various magazines and anthologies including PN Review, The London Magazine. His collection A Watchful Astronomy (Seren 2017) was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. Also reading will be Veronica Aaronson. Admission: £5/£3. For further information and to book visit: