Seren Events Archive

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

Join us for a summer celebration of poetry  hosted by Aardvark Books.  The guest list is headed by Owen Sheers, Jonathan Edwards, Pauline Prior Pitt and Char March. Owen Sheer's first collection, The Blue Book (Seren, 2000), was shortlisted for the Forward Poetry Prize Best First Collection and Arts Council of Wales Book of the Year 2001. Skirrid Hill, his second collection, won a Somerset Maugham Prize in 2006 and was longlisted for Welsh Book of the Year. Jonathan's latest collection Gen (Seren, 2018)  received the Wales Book of the Year People's Choice Award.  His first collection, My...

04/07/2020 - 13:00 to 14:00

On Saturday 4th July, Sarah Wimbush, author of Bloodlines, will be reading alongside the other winners of the Ledbury Poetry Competition 2019 as part of their online festival.  Ledbury Poetry Festival International Poetry Competition has been an important first step in many poets’ careers. The 2019 winners’ event features some of the freshest new voices in poetry, hosted by competition judge Daljit Nagra. Introductions will be by Festival Manager Phillippa Slinger.Poets confirmed so far include: Adult Winners: Elisabeth Murawski, Sarah Wimbush, Denise Bundred; Young Person Winners: Cia Mangat...

Join us once again for virtual First Thursday where poets Katrina Naomi and Judy Brown will be joining us live from their homes.   The readings will be followed by our usual open mic. Please sign up in advance via email to be sure of getting a place. RSVP to sarahjohnson@serenbooks.com for the link. About the books: Written following a move from London to Cornwall, Katrina Naomi's new collection Wild Persistence considers distance and closeness, and questions how to live. She dissects ‘dualism’ and arrival, sex and dance, a trip to Japan. There is a strong section of poems about the aftermath...

Sarah Wimbush, author of Bloodlines, is taking part in a special virtual poetry festival as part of Refugee Action York's Digital Refugee Week. This exciting evening of poetry will feature a selection of poets from all over the world coming together in aid of Refugee Action York.    The event will take place on Thursday 18th June, at 19.00 BST until approximately 21.00 streamed live onto Youtube. Watch here.  Donations to Refuge Action York can be made here.   

On Tuesday 16th June, we are delighted to be hosting the virtual launch of Rhian Edwards's highly anticipated second collection The Estate Agent's Daughter.  The Estate Agent’s Daughter is the eagerly awaited follow up to Rhian’s Wales Book of the Year-winning debut collection Clueless Dogs. Acute and wryly observed, the poems step forth with a confident tone, touching on the personal and the public, encapsulating a woman’s tribulations in the twenty-first century.  “...fast-talking, wise-cracking and worldly wise” – Zoë Brigley To join us on the night, please RSVP to sarahjohnson@serenbooks....

Join us to celebrate the launch of Katrina Naomi's new collection Wild Persistence live via the online platform Zoom.  Wild Persistence a confident and persuasive collection of poems. Written after a move from London to Cornwall, it considers distance and closeness, and questions how to live. Poet Katrina Naomi dissects ‘dualism’ and arrival, sex and dance, a trip to Japan. There is a strong section of poems about the aftermath of an attempted rape. Her voice is convincing and contemporary. The evening will open with Katrina giving a reading from the book followed by a Q&A. For details of...