Seren Events Archive

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

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
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...

28/04/2022 - 19:30
Crickhowell

Join us for an evening with Paul Henry to celebrate his new collection, As If To Sing, forthcoming from Seren. The power of song, to sustain the human spirit, resonates through As if to Sing. A trapped caver crawls back through songs to the sea; Welsh soldiers pack their hearts into a song on the eve of battle, ‘for safe-keeping’; a child crossing a bridge sings ‘a song with no beginning or end’…. Blurring past and present, a ‘torchsong’ of music and light intensifies in 'The Boys in the Branches', a moving sequence to the poet’s sons where three boys scale a tree to manhood, to ‘carve their...

28/04/2022 - 19:00 to 20:00
Cardiff

Join us in the beer garden at The Grange Pub in Cardiff for the launch of Homelands by Eric Ngalle Charles. Attendance is free but registration is essential. Register via Eventbrite here www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/323236147017. Eric will be reading from the collection and signing copies which can be purchased on the night. The reading will begin at 7pm. 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. Rich in tone, subject and emotion, Charles’ poetry moves between the present...

20/04/2022 - 17:00
Warwick

Join Eric Ngalle Charles, a Cameroon-born Wales based writer, poet, and playwright. Arriving in Wales as a near-penniless migrant, after being trafficked to Russia by a criminal gang, he has remade his life as a poet/writer, and dazzling performer of his own work. He was awarded the Creative Wales Award 2017/2018 for his work on the topics of migration, trauma, and memory and was selected as one of Hay 30 in 2017. His autobiography I, Eric Ngalle was published by Parthian Books 2019 and his poetry collection Homelands is out now from Seren. Admission is free but booking is advised. For futher...

20/04/2022 - 17:00
Warwick

Join Eric Ngalle Charles, a Cameroon-born Wales based writer, poet, and playwright. Arriving in Wales as a near-penniless migrant, after being trafficked to Russia by a criminal gang, he has remade his life as a poet/writer, and dazzling performer of his own work. He was awarded the Creative Wales Award 2017/2018 for his work on the topics of migration, trauma, and memory and was selected as one of Hay 30 in 2017. His autobiography I, Eric Ngalle was published by Parthian Books 2019 and his poetry collection Homelands is out now from Seren. Admission is free but booking is advised. For futher...