Seren Events Archive

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

Join us for a feast of poetry from 10.30-5pm at Aardvark Books in Brampton Bryan, with poets Jonathan Edwards, (Costa Poetry Winner 2014), Paul Henry, Pauline Prior-Pitt, and very special guest Gillian Clarke, former National Poet of Wales, and founder of Ty Newydd. There will also be an abundance of poetic activities, including interviews, conversation with Jenny Swann and Deborah Alma, and appearances by Jean Atkin, Thirza Clout, poetry prescriptions by the Emergency Poet, and more. The day is curated by Anna Dreda, of Wenlock Books, founder of Wenlock Poetry Festival, with her trademark...

Join us at Chapter Arts centre on Thursday 4th July to celebrate some wonderful works of fiction by Jayne Joso and Katie Munnik, as well as poems by the excellent Zoe Brigley. The event will host readings from all three writers and will be followed by an open mic. Entry £3.  Jayne Joso's most recent novel From Seven to the Sea explores the emotions of childhood and an almost limitless capacity for imagination, invention, and fearlessness as it charts the survival of seven-year-old Esther as she negotiates her mother and stepfather’s dysfunction, and a school environment that exposes her to...

Ahead of the publication of her new book The Longest Farewell, Nula Suchet will be appearing at Wigmore Hall on Tuesday 2nd July for a disucssion with Renée Fleming about the health benefits of music. Following a presentation by Ms Fleming on the power of music as it relates to health, including childhood development, music therapy, and discoveries that are changing our understanding of the brain, Nula and a panel of experts will join her on stage to discuss how listening, performing, or creating music can contribute to wellbeing. Joining Ms Flemming in conversation will be:  Iva Fattorini -...

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: www.openeye.org.uk

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...