Seren Events Archive

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

Sue Gee will talk about her new book, Just You and the Page (Seren 2021)  with one of writers featured in the book is Sir Roy Strong. Sue has interviewed twelve distinctively different writers,  looking at what has shaped them: at struggle, inspiration and dedication to their art.  Part memoir, part literary biography, published in extraordinary times, Just You and the Page is above all about resilience.  Tickets: £5 (includes £3 discount on purchase of Just You and the Page). For further information and to book visit:

29/09/2021 - 19:30 to 21:00

In this event curated by Bryony Littlefair, author of Giraffe, eight poets with new collections out between 2021 and 2022 will read their latest work.  The readers include Abeer Ameer (Inhale/Exile, Seren), Liam Bates (Monomaniac, Broken Sleep Books), Shruti Chauhan (That Which Can Be Heard, Burning Eye Books), Hannah Hodgson (163 Days, Seren 2022), Kim Moore (All The Men I Never Married, Seren), Cheryl Moskowitz (Maternal Impression, Against the Grain Press), Bryony Littlefair (Escape Room, Seren 2022), Kandace Siobhan Walker (Debut pamphlet, Bad Betty Press 2022) Weds 29th Sept, 7.30-9pm On...

16/09/2021 - 19:00 to 21:00

In this online workshop with Elizabeth Parker, you will explore exciting poems and experiment with structure, form and language in your writing as you create new work. In this session you will analyse the motif of fire in the newest collections by Tom Sastry and Christina Thatcher, and consider new ways of using the four elements in your writing. You will investigate the effect of extended metaphors in these collections and how we might explore and present the varied ideas related to a particular theme through poetic sequences. Focus poems:Christina Thatcher ‘Insurance Report’, ‘Making Fire...

Join The Writing School Online for an exciting poetry-writing retreat you can access live, online from your own home. Take a week for yourself, 13th-17th September 2021, to experiment with poetry under the expert guidance of Costa Prize-winning poet Jonathan Edwards.

On Thursday 9 September, Zoë Brigley and Kristian Evans are joining Wenlock Books for their monthly Poetry Breakfast. As co-editors of 100 Poems to Save the Earth, they will be sharing a series of poems from the anthology. Guide price for the event is £5. Bring your own coffee and croissant! Please contact Anna Dreda to book your place  For more information and to read a sample of poems, visit

Grahame Davies will be taking part in a preview, talk and reading at the  with the artist Ian Rawlinson, one of the interviewees of Real Cambridge (Seren 2021) the latest volume in Seren's 'Real' psychogeography series, edited by Peter Finch.  'Marginal' is a new exhibition of Ian Rawlinson's work about his hometown, Cambridge, and is the seventh in a series inspired by place and memory.  His artworks are accompanied by text from Real Cambridge, and the event will feature the work of both contributors, including readings from the book.