Seren Events Archive

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

Daniel Butler has lived in the Cambrian Mountains near Rhayader for twenty-five years. Charting his relationship with two barn owls which nested in his barn, The Owl House (Seren 2021) is a pastoral exploration of Daniel’s locale, rich as it is in wildlife of all kinds. In it he roams the mountains and forests, takes trips to the coast, encounters all manner of animals and birds, and grows to understand the relationship between the local people and their surroundings. Tickets: £6.00. For further details and to book visit: www.eventbrite.co.uk For more information about the Crickhowell...

This month, Wenlock Books are hosting four Seren poets at their monthly poetry breakfast. The event will feature Abeer Ameer, Christopher Meredith, Kim Moore and Ilse Pedler whose latest collections are all published in 2021, our 40th anniversary year. The event will take place live on Zoom and there is guide price is £5. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own coffee and croissant! Seren poetry editor Amy Wack will be introducing the poets.  Find the full details here wenlockbooks.co.uk/celebrating-seren. Email info@wenlockbooks.co.uk to reserve your place.  Abeer Ameer Abeer Ameer’s...

Join co-editors of 100 Poems to Save the Earth Zoë Brigley and Kristian Evans for this online event as part of Gloucester Poetry Festival.  Joining them to read will be anthology contributors Helen Bowell, Philip Gross, Richard Gwyn, Mir Mahfuz Ali, Katrina Naomi, Melissa Studdard and Samuel Tongue.  Register your place on the Gloucester Poetry Festival website www.gloucesterpoetryfestival.uk.

In this poetry double-bill, Polly Atkin and Kim Moore will launch their brand new poetry collections, both forthcoming this October.  Much With Body is Polly Atkin’s startlingly original second collection. The beauty of the Lake District is both balm and mirror, refracting pain and also soothing it with distraction. Much of the landscape is lakescape, giving the book a watery feel, the author’s wild swimming being just one kind of immersion. Here the natural world is revered with an uneasy awe, contingent upon knowledge of our fragility and mortality. ‘This is serious play indeed’ – Vahni...

We’re delighted to have Alison Binney and Robert Seatter joining us for Virtual First Thursday in October. Alison will be launching her debut pamphlet Other Women’s Kitchens, winner of the Mslexia Poetry Pamphlet Prize, and Robert Seatter will be reading from his latest collection The House of Everything. As usual our main readings will be followed by an open mic. Please email sarahjohnson@serenbooks.com to sign up. Each reader is asked to keep their reading to one A4 page of poetry or prose. Tickets £2 plus Eventbrite admin fee. Purchase via Eventbrite eventbrite.co.uk/e/170444580328. Please...

Sue Gee will talk about her new book, Just You and the Page (Seren 2021)  with one of writers featured in the book is Sir Roy Strong. Sue has interviewed twelve distinctively different writers,  looking at what has shaped them: at struggle, inspiration and dedication to their art.  Part memoir, part literary biography, published in extraordinary times, Just You and the Page is above all about resilience.  Tickets: £5 (includes £3 discount on purchase of Just You and the Page). For further information and to book visit: www.ticketsource.co.uk/rossiterbooks