Seren Events Archive

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

Join Gladstone Library at the National Liberal Club in London for a convivial evening of conversation and readings and the official launch of their 2020 Writers in Residence and Politics in Residence programmes. Hear the winning authors read from their work and talk about their writing lives.  The five winners of the 2020 Writers in Residence award at Gladstone’s Library are: Charlotte Higgins, Red Thread: On Mazes and Labyrinths (Jonathan Cape, 2018)Jonathan Edwards, Gen (Seren, 2018)Katie Hale, My Name is Monster (Canongate, 2019)Isabel Galleymore, Significant Other (Carcanet, 2019)Rachel...

23/11/2019 - 16:00
Craven Arms

Join us to celebrate the launch of  What Remains at the End,  Alexandra Ford's intriguing debut novel of personal relationships played out against some of the very worst results of realpolitik, where human life is subjugated to political and national ideology. Reading and book signing followed by wine and cake. Free Entry. 

23/11/2019 - 14:00

Tamar Yoseloff will read at the launch of the Loss Issue (Magma 75), where we will celebrate the past, memorialise the lost and look to the future with poems that are beautiful, moving and alive. Come and explore how to reconnect with lost roots, make sense of a country that is losing its unity – and find out how some losses can bring unexpected gains. This issue of Magma features commissioned poems written during a collaboration between poets, counsellors and psychologists. Tamar's new collection The Black Place (Seren 2019) is a dark and gorgeously multi-faceted work that eschews the...

14/11/2019 - 20:00
Menai Bridge, Ynys Môn

Join us for the launch of Zoë Skoulding's new collection Footnotes to Water celebrating World Poetry Movement's month of global poems for peace.  Footnotes to Water is Zoë's fifth collection for Seren and imagines a river as a transverse section, cutting through urban and rural spaces, connecting places that are themselves in flux.​ With guest readings from Fiona Cameron, Peter Hughes, Rhys Trimble and Lee Duggan plus music from The Groceries (Alan Holmes).

Join us at The Poetry Cafe in London for the official launch of Jim Neat by Mary J. Oliver and A Second Whisper by Lynne Hjelmgaard.  An evening of readings from both new books, followed by a Q & A chaired by Amy Wack.  More details coming soon.   About the books Jim Neat is an unusual and striking coalescing of prose, poetry, found documents and photographs. It ranges across the history of 20th century England and Canada as she uncovers the life of her father, Jim Neat (b. 1904). She adopts a legal structure, making ‘the case’ for the worth of Jim’s life in a fascinating memoir of a...

10/11/2019 - 10:00 to 11:00

Hear the tale of a coastal quest (in talk, excerpts, image & music) which took poet Anne-Marie Fyfe from her native Cushendall by way of Felixstowe, Orkney, Barra, Swansea & Cork to Cape Cod & Cape Breton Island. Looking into myth, memoir & the mesmerised horizon-gazing of maritime writers such as Virginia Woolf & Elizabeth Bishop, & back, emotionally, through shifting tidelines of memory to chart the hidden inlets & unexpected deeps in her own family narrative. Tickets £8. Book via