Seren Events Archive

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

Seren and Cardiff Hubs & Libraries are delighted to host poets Catherine Fisher, Rhian Edwards and Katherine Stansfield for an online reading from their latest collections. Please RSVP to sarahjohnson@serenbooks.com to receive the link. Hosted by Seren in conjunction with Cardiff Hubs & Libraries. The Bramble King by Catherine Fisher includes poems on imaginary planets and princes, on the summer solstice, on drawing, on a glass shop and a clockwork crow: rich tales with imaginative twists and unexpected characters.  The Estate Agent’s Daughter by Rhian Edwards is acute and wryly...

15/07/2020 - 20:00 to 21:30

On Wednesday 15th July, Ouse Muse will be hosting Tamar Yoseloff for their online monthly meeting. Tamar will be reading poems and discussing the writing of her new collection The Black Place.  Register your interest through their Facebook event here.  Buy the book so you can think of questions to ask Tamar on the evening: The Black Place

13/07/2020 - 18:00

Sarah Wimbush will be at the next online meeting of Puzzle Poets reading from her debut pamphlet Bloodlines.  Find out more on their website here or register your interest by emailing puzzlepoetry@gmail.com. 

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...