Seren Events Archive

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

17/05/2022 - 19:00 to 20:30
In person in Cardiff and online

For over 50 years Peter Finch has been at the cutting edge of contemporary poetry. His new two volume Collected Poems, comprising 500 pages each, cement his reputation as one of Britain’s leading poets. At 7pm on Tuesday 17th May, join us to celebrate Finch’s remarkable career and the publication of these landmark volumes. The event is taking place in person at Jury’s Inn (formerly the Park Hotel) in Cardiff, and will also be streamed online on  Editor Andrew Taylor will open the event by introducing the books; Grahame Davies will give a brief insight into Peter’s significance in...

17/05/2022 - 18:00 to 19:00
King's College, London

In this event, overlooking the River Thames from the River Room at King’s College London, Eric Ngalle Charles will read from his debut poetry collection Homelands. He will also take questions from the audience about his work. If you would like to attend, please register through Eventbrite here by 4pm on Monday 16th May as only those on the guest list will be let onto campus. About the book In Homelands, Eric Ngalle Charles draws on his early life raised by the matriarchs of Cameroon, being sent to Moscow by human traffickers, and finding a new home in Wales...

15/05/2022 - 10:30 to 17/07/2022 - 13:00

Three sessions of reading and writing with Cath Drake. The most enjoyable way to share and learn poetry is in a regular small group. In the first hour of these workshops we’ll discuss an inspiring themed batch of poems sent in advance with a particular theme. We’ll look in depth at the poems and poetic techniques with expert guidance. The discussions in themselves are rich and life-enhancing. Then, after a short break, we’ll write together inspired by the poems and share our writing. These workshops are designed to help you develop a regular poetry reading and writing practice for those...

05/05/2022 - 19:30 to 21:30
Cardiff / Facebook

On Thursday 5th May, Seren First Thursday returns to Chapter Arts Centre for the first time since start of the pandemic. However, we’ll also be streaming the reading live on Facebook for people to watch from home!  This month we’re joined by Eric Ngalle Charles, whose debut collection Homelands was published earlier this month. In this book, he draws on his early life raised by the matriarchs of Cameroon, being sent to Moscow by human traffickers, and finding a new home in Wales. Rich in tone, subject and emotion, Charles’ poetry moves between the present and the past, between Africa and...

04/05/2022 - 10:00 to 05/10/2022 - 12:30

A monthly online international poetry feedback session to polish your poems led by Cath Drake. How do you make a good poems really good?  Join a high quality online poetry feedback group to focus on honing your poetry. Receive encouragement, inspiration and constructive feedback, and get your poems ready for submission. These small groups, with a maximum of six participants, are for poets who are generating work and passionate about continuing to expand their practice of writing poetry. Both assessing the work of others and listening to how people receive your work is crucial in building...