Seren Events Archive

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

12/11/2022 - 14:00 to 16:15
Bristol

Seren poet Elizabeth Parker is part of  ‘Talking Liberties’,  a showcase of uplifting, liberating poetry from a diversity of voices hosted by Bob Walton and Sue Hill. Also taking part are Edson Burton, Stephen Lightbrown, Caleb Parkin, Muneera Pilgrim  and Tom Sastry.   Elizabeth Parker has has won and been shortlisted for a number of prizes including the Bridport, Melita Hume, Troubadour International, and Gregory O’Donoghue awards. Her debut collection, In Her Shambles, was published by Seren in 2018. Prepare to have your breath taken away by the energy, flair and diversity of voices from...

Join us for the launch of Scar Tissue, Clare Morgan’s new collection of stories, and guest reader Angela Graham reading from her collection A City Burning. Refreshments will be available and books by both authors will be on sale. All are welcome. This event is free, but registration is essential. To reserve your place visit: www.eventbrite.co.uk Clare Morgan is a fiction writer, literary critic and Director of the Creative Writing programme at Oxford University. Her new short story collection Scar Tissue offers a fresh perspective on the nature of individual existence in all its transient...

09/11/2022 - 18:30 to 20:00
Senedd-dy, Machynlleth

In this event, hosted by Pen’rallt Gallery, Julie Brominicks will be in conversation with Mike Parker (author of On the Red Hill) about her new book The Edge of Cymru. They will discuss multiple journeys including her life affirming walk around the edge of Cymru which brought the book into being. If you ever dream of exploring more than the surface of the edge of Wales or you plan to write down your life’s passions in such a way as to inspire others, this is an event not to be missed. The event is also going to be live streamed at amam.cymru/seren in partnership with Culture Colony. A short...

The first of two Poetry Workshops led by Cath Drake this Winter. We will take in the Climate of Change Poetry Challenge part 2! We are in a time of great change in the Anthropocene, when humans have radically changed the face of the earth and the living things that rely on it as well as the weather. Explore the perpetuating forces and root causes of the current situation, with essential elements of hope of understanding.  In the first hour we’ll discuss an inspiring themed batch of poems and will look in depth at the poems and poetic techniques with expert guidance. Then, after a short break...

The Edge of Cymru (Seren 2022) is the story of Julie Brominicks’ walk around Wales in the course of a year. As an environmentalist she knew a lot about the country’s natural resources. But as a long established incomer from England and more recent Welsh learner, she wanted to know more about its history, about Wales today, and her place in it. Julie was previously an educator at the Centre for Alternative Technology near Machynlleth. Now a writer, her locational nature features and environmental articles are regularly published in BBC Countryfile Magazine. She lives off grid, in a caravan, in...

Join Cath Drake for four online workshops of reading, discussing and writing poetry & inspiring each other. These poetry workshops focus on the difficult and complex area of the climate and environmental emergency. Facing climate change will involve adapting almost everything we do. It means looking at the world afresh, more deeply and questioning structures, lifestyles and cultural assumptions – everything! Climate change can be a complex, difficult and overwhelming subject to explore and write about. Writing together is more enjoyable, nurturing, rewarding and productive. These...