Seren Events Archive

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

Katrina Naomi, Penelope Shuttle, Alyson Hallett and Morag Smith will be reading from their new pamphlets and talking about writing as a collaboration. There will also be an open mic. Katrina has published two collections for Seren, The Way the Crocodile Taught Me (2016) and Wild Persistence (2020) and her recent work has been broadcast on Radio 4’s Front Row, Poetry Please, BBC TV Spotlight and on Poems on the Underground. Tickets: £5 Or Pay What You Can Afford.

07/07/2022 - 19:30 to 21:30
Cardiff / online

This month we’re back at Chapter but will also be streaming the event on Facebook live! We’re joined by award-winning author Robert Minhinnick who will be reading from his new short prose collection Delirium. He’ll also introduce Gorwelion: Shared Horizons, an anthology he edited for Parthian, with readings by contributors Peter Finch and Laura Wainwright. The main readings will be followed by our usual open mic. Unfortunately this month only those attending in person will be able to read. You can email sarahjohnson@serenbooks.com to sign up in advance, or put your name down on the night. To...

05/07/2022 - 19:00
Online

Join us on Zoom on the 5th July to see poet Hannah Hodgson launch her debut collection 163 Days alongside guest readers Kathryn Bevis and Lydia Allison. Register for FREE via Eventbrite here www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/375089381437.  Hannah Hodgson is an award-winning poet and a palliative care patient. In her compelling debut collection 163 Days, she uses a panoply of medical, legal, and personal vocabularies to explore what illness, death and dying does to a person as both patient and witness. 163 Days is the length of Hannah’s longest period of hospitalisation to date. In this long poem, she...

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

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...

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

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...