Seren Events Archive

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

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...

06/06/2020 - 11:00
Online

Aussie and UK writers have been meeting up to write pieces of solace, poignancy, observation and joy during these extraordinary lockdown times, under the heading 'Writing to Buoy Us', guided by poet and journalist Cath Drake (an Aussie living in London) whose collection The Shaking City was published by Seren earlier this year. Our guest reader is Mark Tredinnick OAM, one of Australia's most celebrated poets who has published many books of memoir and poetry. Over 20 writers are taking part and we will be reading highlights of our poems and stories from across the UK and Australia.  Join us...

This month we welcome Katherine Stansfield and Christina Thatcher to Virtual First Thursday to read from their new poetry collections, both of which have launched during lockdown. The evening will follow our usual format of two readings followed by an open mic.  In her second collection, We Could Be Anywhere by Now, Katherine Stansfield brings us poems about placement and displacement full of both wry comedy and uneasy tension. Stints in Wales, Italy and Canada, plus return trips to her native Cornwall all spark poems delighting in the off-key, the overheard, the comedy and pathos of everyday...