Seren Events Archive

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

05/03/2020 - 19:30 to 21:00

First Thursday returns to Chapter for another monthly instalment of literature and poetry. This month we are joined by Rhiannon Hooson, author of The Other City (Seren 2016) who will read poems from her collection as well as new work. Also joining us is Des Mannay whose new collection 'Sod 'em - and tomorrow' was recently published by Waterloo Press. ​ PLEASE NOTE we will be in the PEILOT ROOM this month NOT Media Point. ​  As usual, the readings will be followed by our open mic.  Doors open 7:30pm, entry £3 on the door. 

Come and hear four excellent poets -  Lynne Hjelmgaard, Chris Beckett, Jane Kirwan and Anne Stewart - read from their new collections. Local musician, Steve Halliwell, who has worked extensively with Roger McGough and Carol Ann Duffy, will provide music with a poetic lilt. There will also be six floor poets. Lynne Hjelmgaard's poetry is especially lyrical and structural, capturing her experiences of loss, love and the discovering of a new sense of place. She has published two collections with Seren, A Boat Called Annalise  in 2016 and last year, her latest collection, A Second Whisper, a...

From Robert Browning to Carol Ann Duffy, Patience Agbabi to Simon Armitage, many writers have explored the joy of how writing from the point of view of someone — or something — else can free the creative shackles and unleash poems of great power. Make your poems sing in new voices by joining this masterclass with Jonathan Edwards, whose second collection, Gen, features a host of voices, from cities to lions, historical figures to retail park trees. Drawing on the work of a range of poets, you will draft poems in a number of different voices. What would it be like to be an animal or an...

27/02/2020 - 18:30

 Join André Mangeot as he celebrates his new collection of poems, his first for Seren,  Blood Rain. Resonant, complex, rich in heft and texture, Blood Rain’s compelling poems address some of the most troubling man-made challenges now facing us all: the natural world and its endangerment, populism, radicalisation and terror, the mass movement of people in a battle for survival. Yet amid its powerful and salutary warnings, love runs like a seam through the sequence. This breadth of awareness and range, interwoven with the deeply personal, delivers a collection of significant range and urgent...

Come along to hear from some of the UK's most dynamic poets as they present new work in response to Flat Time House's exhibition, The Bard: William Blake at Flat Time House (the late artist John Latham's home and archive in Peckham).  Several poets, among them Tamar Yoseloff, Iain Sinclair, Keith Jarrett, Chris McCabe and Robert Montgomery - have been commissioned to write in response to the life and work of William Blake and/or in response to that other creator of cosmologies, John Latham. Tamar's latest collection The Black Place (Seren 2019) is a dark and gorgeously multi-faceted work that...

25/02/2020 - 19:00

Tamar Yoseloff will be reading at the POSK Gallery. as part of 'Impressions', an exhibition of original prints by eight west London artists. Tamar's latest collection The Black Place (Seren 2019) is a dark and gorgeously multi-faceted work that eschews the sentimental, embraces alternatives and offers antidotes to cheery capitalist hype. Also reading will be Kate Noakes whose work features in the exhibition.  Admission is free.