Seren Events Archive

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

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...

Join us for our second virtual First Thursday which this month is a Poetry Wales special!  We’ll be joined by PW editor Jonathan Edwards and guest readers Alan Perry, Taylor Edmonds, Abeer Ameer and Rhian Edwards. The readings will be followed by our usual open mic which you can sign up for in the chat during the event. Email sarahjohnson@serenbooks.com for the meeting link and password.

This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry via Skype on a one-to-one basis with poet and tutor Jonathan Edwards, wherever you live. Booking now for dates up to the END OF JULY 2020. Jonathan runs one-hour sessions on a date and time suitable to you.​. During the call, you will have opportunities to discuss strategies for further developing your writing, problems you may be experiencing, and ways to take your work forward. The cost is £50 for Poetry Society Members, £60 for non members. For further information and to book visit   www.poetrysociety.org.uk or call Paul McGrane on 020...

Saturday 18th April - 7pm Perth, Australia / 12pm UK Join us to celebrate the publication of Cath Drake's debut poetry collection The Shaking City  live on Zoom from anywhere in the world!​ Cath will read alongside guest poets TS Eliot prize winner Philip Gross & fellow West Aussie poet Claire Potter. We will also host a Q&A.  For more details on how to join, please contact sarahjohson@serenbooks.com and quote the date of the event.

Friday 17th April - 8pm UK Join us to celebrate the publication of Cath Drake's debut poetry collection The Shaking City  live on Zoom. Cath will read alongside guest poets Kate Potts (currently shortlisted for The Moth Prize) & Karen McCarthy Woolf. We will also host a Q&A.  For more details on how to join, please contact sarahjohson@serenbooks.com and quote the date of the event.