Seren Events Archive

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

Katrina Naomi went from being expelled from school at 15, thinking poetry was elitist and boring, to becoming a prize-winning poet. Katrina thinks now poetry can be for everyone. So what's changed? How did she become a poet? Katrina will be talking about her writing journey and life, plus a Q&A. 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. Ticket: Pay what you can. Suggested ticket price (...

29/07/2022 - 00:00 to 31/07/2022 - 00:00
Cardiff and Online

Join us at The Atrium (University of South Wales) in Cardiff for Seren Cardiff Poetry Festival 2022! We’re looking forward to welcoming audiences back in person and online for three days of readings, workshops and discussion on our theme of wellbeing. Headline events include Desert Island Poems with Leanne Wood, the First Thursday Showcase, and a concert by singer songwriter Kizzy Crawford. We've also got workshops with Jonathan Edwards, Sascha Akhtar, Cath Drake & Claire Williamson. On Sunday 31st July (for anyone not at the Eisteddfod) we're hosting a panel in Welsh on Poetry &...

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...

23/06/2022 - 13:00 to 25/06/2022 - 16:00
Cardiff

This Independent Bookshop Week catch our authors signing stock at Wellfied Books in Cardiff!   Tuesday 21st June 13:00 Eric Ngalle Charles – Homelands   Thursday 23rd June 13:00 Peter Finch – Collected Poems   Friday 24th June 13:00 – Sophie Buchaillard – This Is Not Who We Are   Saturday 25th June 15:00 Hammad Rind – Four Dervishes