Seren Events Archive

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

In this Digital Taster Course for Tŷ Newydd run by Hammad Rind, you'll be given a quick introduction on how to go about starting to write your first novel. From planning, to research, to creating back-stories for your credible characters, to figuring out your plot, structure and exploring genres, Hammad Rind, who published his debut novel this year, will set you on the correct path, and answer your questions. You will leave the course with a renewed energy and ideas on how to get started. The workshop will last an hour, but time has been set aside to settle in at the beginning to ask...

Open Mic Spoken Word Extravaganza 75 at Ye Olde Murenger House, Newport on Wednesday, February 23rd, 2022 Starts 7.30 p.m with Katherine Stansfield. One of those rare ‘all-rounders’, Katherine will be reading from both her poetry and prose. Her poem 'Beware Welsh Learners' from We Could Be Anywhere By Now was recently featured on BBC Radio 4’s Poetry Please Programme (still available to listen to on BBC Sounds). She has also written three Cornish mysteries featuring an unorthodox detective duo.  £5-00 admission on the door (£3-00 concessions - students, OAPS, or if you wish to read your own...

The Research Centre for Environmental Humanities at Bath Spa is delighted to welcome poet and non-fiction writer Polly Atkin, who will explore themes of place, belonging and disability through her own poetry and through recovering the life and work of Dorothy Wordsworth. Polly is a poet and nonfiction writer, living in the English Lake District. Her first poetry collection Basic Nest Architecture (Seren 2017) is followed by Much With Body  (Seren, 2021), supported by a 2020 Northern Writers Award. Tickets are free for this online event. For further information and to book visit: www....

16/02/2022 - 19:00
Bristol

Join us in the warmth of El Rincon for a monthly poetry evening. There will be a featured poet each month and open mic slots, with MCs  Lizzie Rascal and Bobi Notlaw, otherwise known as The Spoke poets Elizabeth Parker and Robert Walton. The very first 'Under The Red Guitar' will feature the glorious Helen Sheppard. ‘A gem of the Bristol poetry scene,’ brings who experiences and language to sparkling life on the page and in performance. Elizabeth Parkers debut collection, In Her Shambles, is available from Seren. Tickets must be bought in advance. For safety, audience number will be...

06/02/2022 - 17:00 to 19:30
Bristol

Join poetry group The Spoke for a FREE warming winter evening of poetry. The Spoke poets Elizabeth Parker, Claire Williamson and Robert Walton will be reading from their Seren collections, as well as a range of new work. There will also be an open mic, so you can share your own poetry in the welcoming ambience of this gorgeous cafe. Hot beverages and cakes will be available. If you’d like to book an open mic slot, please email Elizabeth Parker at lizzieitaly@hotmail.co.uk. Limited slots available. Book your free tickets at www.eventbrite.co.uk and keep up to date on Facebook. 

03/02/2022 - 19:30 to 21:30
Online

For our first First Thursday of 2022, we’re delighted to welcome Professor Tony Curtis in the role of both author and editor. Not only will Tony be reading from his debut novel Darkness in the City of Light, he will also be joined by Lynne Hjelmgaard and Jane Clarke, contributors to Where The Birds Sing Our Names, a new anthology published in aid of Tŷ Hafan Children’s Hospice. As usual our main readings will be followed by an open mic. Please email sarahjohnson@serenbooks.com to sign up. Tickets are £2 plus the Eventbrite admin fee and available from www.eventbrite.co.uk.  Please note: ...