Seren Events Archive

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

On Monday 15th July, Peter J. Conradi will be giving an after dinner address at the Iris Murdoch Centenary Conference, St Anne's College, Oxford. The conference marks the centenary of Dame Iris Murdoch, ones of the twentieth century's greatest thinkers and writers. If you are interested in attending the two day conference, please contact Mile Leeson, Director of the Iris Murdoch Research Centre, at m.leeson@chi.ac.uk.    2019 marks the centenary of the one of the twentieth century’s greatest thinkers and writers, Iris Murdoch. Born on the 15th July 1919, she would go on to have a long and...

This course, led by Jonathan Edwards and Patience Agbabi,  will engage with the idea of poetry as play, exploring the joy of messing about with the shape and noise of language, and the seriously great directions this method can lead a poem. Workshops will explore a range of approaches, from the monologue to traditional forms, from the surreal to the love poem. We will draw inspiration from classical myth and from popular culture to create poems that vibrate on and off the page. Individual tutorials will be tailored closely to each participants’ needs, to ensure that whatever your experience,...

On Sunday 14th July Peter J. Conradi will appear on the panel of BBC Radio 4's Open Book for a special episode discussing Iris Murdoch on the eve of her centenary. Listen from 4pm. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qp6p

You're invited to the launch event of Track Record, a music and poetry soundtrack collaboration between Eyebrow and The Spoke, inspired by the Severn Beach Line. In a unique ‘silent disco’ on the train, the soundtrack will be streamed to you in real time on specially provided headphones, as you sit back and enjoy a route packed with variety, history, and inspiration, passing through landscapes that are by turns urban, suburban, industrial, post-industrial, rural, picturesque, bleak, homespun and spectacular. On arrival, you can take a stroll along the Severn Estuary, and refuel at Shirley's...

Jonathan Edwards Jonathan Edwards’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 shortlisted for the Fenton Aldeburgh First Collection Prize. His second collection, Gen, was published by Seren in 2018. He has read his poems on BBC radio and television, recorded them for the Poetry Archive, and led workshops in schools, universities and prisons. He lives in Crosskeys, South Wales, and works as a teacher.   Zoë Brigley Thompson Zoë Brigley Thompson, originally from Maesteg in Wales,...

On Tuesday 9th July, Peter J. Conradi will appear on a special episode of Free Thinking on BBC Radio 3 discussing Iris Murdoch and The Sovereignty of Good. Listen on the day from 10pm. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0144txn Matthew Sweet and guests look at the thought and writing of Iris Murdoch 100 years on from her birth, re-reading her work of moral philosophy she published in 1970, drawing on lectures she had given at universities in England and America.