Seren Events Archive

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

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:

A rare opportunity to both offer and receive analysis and feedback for ten poems brought by 10 participants, chaired and facilitated by Jonathan Edwards. Each poet will be invited to read their poem with no explanation or introduction and to receive constructive feedback, before being invited to join in the discussion about their work. With places limited to 10, each poet will get a full ten minutes spent on their work and will benefit from the rich range of knowledge and experience of fellow poets, as well as the expertise of Jonathan Edwards.

  Celebrate new poetry and fiction at June's First Thursday at the Chapter Arts centre. This month's event features poets Catherine Fisher and Sheenagh Pugh who will both be reading from their new Seren collections. The Bramble King by Catherine Fisher is full of darkly resonant tales, ingenious parables, curiously haunted rooms and palaces, and beautifully observed images of the natural world. A prolific, popular and prize-winning author of fantasy fiction, Cathering began her career as a poet, and Seren publisher her early volumes Immrama, The Unexplored Ocean and Altered States. The...

Jonathan Edwards, Lucy English, Evrah Rose and Liz Lefroy - we love Lucy and Jonathan and Jonathan and Lucy love Shrewsbury and both have new books out, so it made total sense to invite them up. Evrah Rose's first time at Shrewsbury - what a talent! And Liz will have finished her Beethoven sequence by then ... She will try to persuade Jonty Lefroy Watt to come along and play some music to us too. Hosted by Emily Wilkinson