Seren Events Archive

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

01/11/2022 - 19:30

Judy Brown and Belinda Bradley warmly invite you to join them for the launch of their new collections Lairs and The Swan Wallpaper. Expect poems about wild animals, family, Derbyshire, the pandemic, maths and money.  Upstairs at The Red Lion, Market Place, Wirksworth, DE4 4ET. Entry is free, just turn up on the night. All welcome. For more information email

01/11/2022 - 19:00

Join us for the launch of Escape Room, her long-awaited debut collection of poems from Bryony Littlefair following her Mslexia prize winning pamphlet Giraffe.   The will be music, drinks and refreshments, and signed copies on sale (bring cash) with readings from Bryony and supporting poets. You can also watch live on Facebook Live. Admission is free but book is essential for in person attendees. To reserve a place visit:

29/10/2022 - 19:00

Sheaf Poetry Festival Presents 'When I Think Of My Body', a look at the politicised female body in poetry, with poets Kim Moore, Wendy Pratt and Rachel Long.  Kim Moore is a poet and writer of non-fiction. Her latest collection All The Men I Never Married (Seren 2021) is currently shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best Collection. Wendy Pratt is a poet, writer and first female editor of Dream Catcher magazine. Rachel Long is a poet, mentor and founder of Octavia Poetry Collective for Womxn of Colour, based at the Southbank Centre, London.  Tickets: £8/£7 Three event pass £18/£15. For...

Join Kathryn Bevis at The Poetry Pharmacy for the launch of her debut pamphlet Flamingo with guest readings by Emma Purshouse and Jeanette Burton.  Kathryn Bevis is founder of The Writing School and was Hampshire Poet 2020-21. She is the Selected Poet for Magma’s Solitude issue and her poems have appeared in: Poetry Review, Poetry Wales, Poetry Ireland Review, Mslexia, and The London Magazine. In 2022, she won the Mairtín Crawford Award for Poetry, the Poetry Society Member’s Competition, and the Second Light Poetry Competition (first and second prize); coming second in the York Poetry Prize...

Poetry Hour: with readings by Rhiannon Hooson and Hilary Llewellyn-Williams. Rhiannon Hooson is a Welsh poet and author.  She has won major awards for her work, including an Eric Gregory Award from the Society of Authors, and her first book, The Other City (Seren, 2016), was shortlisted for the Wales Book of the Year award. Her new collection, Goliat, is out this month from Seren. Hilary Llewellyn-Williams is one of the most renowned poets of her generation in Wales and has been a Seren poet since 1987. Her collection The Little Hours: New and Selected Poems (Seren 2022) features poems from...

22/10/2022 - 13:00 to 13:45
Hebden Bridge

On Saturday 22nd October, Sylvia Plath Literary Festival present a pop-up pamphlet reading at Crooked Books in Hebden Bridge with poets Cathleen Allyn Conway and Sammy Weaver.  Cathleen Allyn Conway’s debut pamphlet, All the Twists of the Tongue, takes quotes from Syliva Plath’s articles, letters, and lines deleted from her poetry and journals, to create new poetry in which Plath's voice combines with that of the author to make something new yet recognisable. Sammy Weaver will read from her debut pamphlet Angola, America, winner of the Mslexia Poetry Pamphlet Prize, a brutal and beautiful...