Seren Events Archive

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

Terrific double bill of poets! Jonathan Edwards' popular and critically lauded debut collection, My Family and Other Superheroes (Seren 2014) was the winner of that year's Costa Poetry Award and the Wales Book of the Year People’s Choice award. His latest collection Gen (Seren 2018) delivers a worthy follow up featuring Jonathan's characteristic humour, warmth, formal range and swaggering music. Luke Wright began writing poetry after being influenced by Martin Newell and John Cooper Clarke.He is the author of six solo poetry stage shows and is a regular on BBC Radio often contributing to...

Join us at April's First Thursday with new poetry and fiction at Chapter Arts Centre. This month features Damian Walford Davies and his poetic ghost story set inVictorian Cardiff: Docklands (Seren 2019) Joining him will be Diana Powell reading from her new thriller set in West Wales, Esther Bligh. Entry: £3.00.

Poets, Nicky Arscott, Julia Forster and Helen Sandler read from the new anthology published this week by Seren, Poems from Snowdonia.  Edited by Amy Wack, the collection is part of Seren’s pamphlet series celebrating the spirit of place. The dramatic mountain ranges of the Snowdonia National Park take centre stage here, with their craggy peaks and waterfalls, along with the abundant wildlife. Featuring 31 poems from 30 poets among them Katherine Stansfield, Carol Rumens, Peter Finch, Gillian Clarke, Andre Mangeot, Zoe Skoulding, Christine Evans, the three reading today and many, many more....

Meet author Jayne Joso at independent bookshop Herne Hill Books and enjoy a reading from her new novel, From Seven to the Sea. Tuesday 2nd April, 7:00pm. Entry is free and all are welcome.  About From Seven to the Sea: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 further prejudice and injustice. It is a window onto the world of a child who rejects...

01/04/2019 - 12:00 to 30/04/2019 - 21:00
SKYPE

This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry on a one-to-one basis via Skype with poet and tutor Judy Brown, wherever you live and at a date and time of your choosing. The sessions are one hour long. £50 for Poetry Society Members, £60 for non-members. Book online at www.poetrysociety.org.uk or call Paul McGrane on 020 7420 9881. Once your session is booked, you will be asked to send up to 6 poems, or 150 lines maximum, in advance, so that Judy has sufficient time to read your poems beforehand. Judy’s second collection, Crowd Sensations (Seren, 2016), is a Poetry Book Society...

At the closing of the exhibition ‘After the Taking of Tea and other works’ the Artist Charlotte Hodes will give a walk and talk tour of her work; and afterward a reading by Poet Deryn Rees-Jones from the Book And You, Helen’ (Seren 2018) on which Charlotte and Deryn collaborated. Entrance is Free and there is no need to book.