Seren Events Archive

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

18/05/2019 - 10:30 to 16:30
London

Tackle the pressing topics of the day and produce new poetry. This one day workshop is led by Katrina Naomi whose collection, The Way the Crocodile Taught Me, was published by Seren in 2016. The workshop will look at the work of Ray Antrobus, Hashem Beck, Terrance Hayes, Alice Oswald, Danez Smith, Tracy K. Smith, Jack Underwood and Ocean Vuong. We will explore poetry on class, ethnicity, love, war, sex, sexuality, religion and politics. How do you write about some of humanity’s biggest – and at times, most difficult – issues while remaining true to yourself? We’ll consider the use of form,...

16/05/2019 - 17:45 to 19:00
Cardiff

Join author Peter Jones as he reads from DEAR MONA, his father Jonah Jones' fascinating and intimate wartime letters, charting his shift from Conscientious Objector to non-arms bearing medic in the European and Middle Eastern war theatres. Peter is joined in a double bill by Ceri Stennett, author of In Proud and Honoured Memory, stories of men from Whitchurch who died in the Great War.  Book your FREE tickets here or call the Library on 029 2078 0961

Author and photographer Phil Cope will be launching his latest book The Living Wells of Wales (Seren 2019) at the Brynmawr Historical Society. Phil takes us on a journey through the sacred wells of Wales where he discovers wells in city centres and, quite literally, in the middle of nowhere – on mountainsides, in deserted valleys, on the coast, in sea caves. They include healing wells, cursing wells, and wells named for saints, Satan, witches, angels, fairies, friars, nuns, hermits, murderers and hangmen. Cope’s atmospheric photographs are accompanied by folk tales, myths and legends,...

13/05/2019 - 19:00
London

An evening of new poetry from Eoghan Walls, Lisa Kiew and Alex Wylie. Pigeon Songs (Seren 2019) is Derry-born Eoghan Walls’ second collection of poems from Seren after his much-praised debut, The Salt Harvest. Free entry, all welcome.

13/05/2019 - 19:00
London

An evening of new poetry from Eoghan Walls, Lisa Kiew and Alex Wylie. Pigeon Songs (Seren 2019) is Derry-born Eoghan Walls’ second collection of poems from Seren after his much-praised debut, The Salt Harvest. Free entry, all welcome.

Join two fantastic Seren poets, reading their work at the Cheltenham Poetry Festival. Ross Cogan’s startling collection Bragr (Seren 2018) connects with the dynamic dreamtime of nature and magic. The hauntingly beautiful poems reinvent Norse myth and legend to explore urgent environmental issues such as habitat loss and global warming. A rigorous intelligence meets an adept sensitivity in the debut collection by Paul Deaton. A Watchful Astronomy (Seren 2017). The poems offer a meditation on loss and renewal, and cast their gaze to the sky above, and the earth below. Tickets: £7.00/£5.00 (+...