Seren Events Archive

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

In this free on-line autumnal celebration of poetry & song, The Spoke's Claire Williamson (Visiting the Minotaur), Elizabeth Parker (In Her Shambles) and Robert Walton (Sax Burglar Blues) will read some of their recent poems written since the publication of their acclaimed Seren collections, and will introduce the group’s new member Abeer Ameer, whose debut collection will be published by Seren in February 2021. To complete this special event, they’re delighted to feature the brilliant music of Indie-Folk-Americana Singer-Songstress, Lady Nade, whose lyrics and melodies nourish both body...

Join us for the virtual launch of Angela Graham's debut short story collection A City Burning.  A city burns in a crisis − because the status quo has collapsed and change must come. Every value, relationship and belief is shaken and the future is uncertain. The characters in Angela Graham's twenty-six stories, set in Wales, Northern Ireland and Italy, face a choice, a moment which puts to the proof their beliefs or their idea of themselves. Some of these moments occur in mundane circumstances, others amidst tragedy or drama - urban violence, the Covid-19 pandemic, the tipping point of a...

19/10/2020 - 12:00 to 24/10/2020 - 09:48
Cricieth

This masterclass is aimed at committed poets aiming to further develop their writing. The tutors are former National Poet of Wales, Gillian Clarke and Jonathan Edwards whose first collection, the Costa Prize winning My Family and Other Superheroes (Seren, 2014), also received the Wales Book of the Year People's Choice Award, as did his second collection Gen (Seren 2018). The week will feature a group workshop each morning to prompt the creation of new poems, individual writing time, and free afternoons for writing or gaining inspiration from Tŷ Newydd’s beautiful surroundings. You will also...

17/10/2020 - 14:00 to 15:00

This October, Knighton Festival is moving online and bringing attendees a jam-packed programme of events via Zoom.  As part of the festival Alexandra Ford, author of What Remains at the End, will be running a free workshop on writing fiction.  In this one-hour workshop, Alexandra will share the process and essentials of writing fiction--and hopefully inspire participants to stretch their own writing muscles. Book online and see the full programme at www.knightoncommunitycentre.com/knighton-festival. 

08/10/2020 - 19:00

In this online event, Nula Suchet will be talking about her husband James, who had early an aggressive form of dementia, in an honest, open and inspiring ‘in conversation’. About The Longest Farewell When Nula’s husband James, an Irish documentary filmmaker, becomes forgetful they put it down to the stress of his work. But his behaviour becomes more erratic and inexplicable, and he is eventually diagnosed as suffering from Pick’s Disease, an early onset and aggressive form of dementia. Nula Suchet gives a heartfelt and deeply honest account of dealing with dementia through its many trials and...

Join us on Thursday 1 October for Virtual First Thursday: A National Poetry Day Special. We will be joined by Rhian Edwards and Marvin Thompson whose collections The Estate Agent’s Daughter and Road Trip (Peepal Tree) are National Poetry Day Recommended Reads, and Sarah Wimbush whose pamphlet Bloodlines won the Mslexia/PBS Women’s Poetry Pamphlet Prize 2019 (which has just opened for entries for 2020). Tickets £2 (plus admin fee), available from www.eventbrite.co.uk.  We will host our usual open mic after the readings. Why not bring along a poem on the National Poetry Day theme of Vision (not...