Seren Events Archive

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

Take an inclusive trip into Ecopoetry with Katrina Naomi to explore the many different ways of writing the environment. In this course you will look at new ways of writing in response to the environment. As a woman who swims, walks and (very) occasionally wild camps alone, Katrina will be considering how women,  the working classes, people of colour, disabled people, LGBTQ+ people, and others who have traditionally not felt so welcome in the countryside are writing their way into it. We’ll write in response to Caleb Femi, Ellora Sutton, Khairani Barokka, Caleb Parkin, Rachael Allen, Kaveh...

For this last event of our Seren at 40 series, we will be joined by novelists Clare Dudman, David Llewellyn, Euron Griffith and Christopher Meredith for a celebration of Welsh fiction. The authors will be in conversation with publisher Mick Felton and will each read from their novels. There will also be an audience Q&A. Registration is free via Eventbrite here www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/203200005687.  Please note: Registration will close at 6:30pm on Tuesday 9th November. All attendees should receive a confirmation email from Eventbrite 25 minutes before the start of the event containing the...

Poetry in Aldeburgh returns online! Join them on Friday 5th November for a poetry showcase celebrating our 40th anniversary featuring Abeer Ameer, Carolyn Jess-Cooke, Dai George and Kim Moore.  Seren poets have previously won the Costa and Forward First Collection awards among many others. This special event brings together four vibrant poets published in Seren’s 40th year: Kim Moore’s much awaited second collection is a numbered sequence of 48 poems with the same title: All The Men I Never Married. Carolyn Jess-Cooke’s new poetry collection We Have to Leave the Earth is both keenly political...

Celebrate the launch of Bar 44 Tapas y Copas by Owen and Tom Morgan in style with great company and good food at the Bar 44 restaurant on Regent Street, Bristol. Each ticket includes a copy of the book plus drinks and nibbles inspired by the recipes. Owen and Tom will be chatting about the book and signing copies. This event is also raising money for the charities Llamau and Streetsmart with £10 from every ticket being split between these important charities. Tickets: £40 per person. Available via Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/168241002367.  Please note: This event will take place...

You are invited to the launch of a new anthology of contemporary poetry which contains some of the finest poetry published in Wales this century. A Last Respect, published in 2021, includes poems by the winners of the Roland Mathias Prize over the last fifteen years. The session will feature the editors of the anthology, Professor Daniel Williams and Glyn Mathias, and will be chaired by Christopher Meredith, author of Still and Please. The programme will include readings of some of the prize-winning poems. This event will take place in person at The Muse, Glamorgan Street, Brecon and will...

Seren poetry editor Amy Wack leads our poetry showcase celebrating 40 years of Seren. The first book published by Seren when it was founded in 1981, was a collection of poetry called The Common Land by Welsh poet Mike Jenkins. As we continue to celebrate our anniversary, we are excited to announce the Seren at 40 Poetry Showcase. Led by our poetry editor Amy Wack, who is also sadly stepping down at the end of October, this event will feature readings by Rhian Edwards (The Estate Agent's Daughter), Dai George (Karaoke King), Paul Henry (The Glass Aisle), Sheenagh Pugh (Afternoons Go Nowhere),...