Seren Events Archive

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

29/09/2021 - 19:30 to 21:00

In this event curated by Bryony Littlefair, author of Giraffe, eight poets with new collections out between 2021 and 2022 will read their latest work.  The readers include Abeer Ameer (Inhale/Exile, Seren), Liam Bates (Monomaniac, Broken Sleep Books), Shruti Chauhan (That Which Can Be Heard, Burning Eye Books), Hannah Hodgson (163 Days, Seren 2022), Kim Moore (All The Men I Never Married, Seren), Cheryl Moskowitz (Maternal Impression, Against the Grain Press), Bryony Littlefair (Escape Room, Seren 2022), Kandace Siobhan Walker (Debut pamphlet, Bad Betty Press 2022) Weds 29th Sept, 7.30-9pm On...

16/09/2021 - 19:00 to 21:00

In this online workshop with Elizabeth Parker, you will explore exciting poems and experiment with structure, form and language in your writing as you create new work. In this session you will analyse the motif of fire in the newest collections by Tom Sastry and Christina Thatcher, and consider new ways of using the four elements in your writing. You will investigate the effect of extended metaphors in these collections and how we might explore and present the varied ideas related to a particular theme through poetic sequences. Focus poems:Christina Thatcher ‘Insurance Report’, ‘Making Fire...

Join The Writing School Online for an exciting poetry-writing retreat you can access live, online from your own home. Take a week for yourself, 13th-17th September 2021, to experiment with poetry under the expert guidance of Costa Prize-winning poet Jonathan Edwards.  https://www.thewritingschool.co.uk/digital-writing-retreats

On Thursday 9 September, Zoë Brigley and Kristian Evans are joining Wenlock Books for their monthly Poetry Breakfast. As co-editors of 100 Poems to Save the Earth, they will be sharing a series of poems from the anthology. Guide price for the event is £5. Bring your own coffee and croissant! Please contact Anna Dreda to book your place info@wenlockbooks.co.uk.  For more information and to read a sample of poems, visit wenlockbooks.co.uk.

Grahame Davies will be taking part in a preview, talk and reading at the  with the artist Ian Rawlinson, one of the interviewees of Real Cambridge (Seren 2021) the latest volume in Seren's 'Real' psychogeography series, edited by Peter Finch.  'Marginal' is a new exhibition of Ian Rawlinson's work about his hometown, Cambridge, and is the seventh in a series inspired by place and memory.  His artworks are accompanied by text from Real Cambridge, and the event will feature the work of both contributors, including readings from the book.  

Author and photographer Phil Cope's book The Living Wells of Wales takes us on a journey through the sacred wells of Wales, from  Anglesey to Gwent. On his way he discovers wells in city centres and, quite literally, in the middle of nowhere – on mountainsides, in deserted valleys, on the coast, in sea caves. They include healing wells, cursing wells, and wells named for saints, Satan, witches, angels, fairies, friars, nuns, hermits, murderers and hangmen. Cope’s atmospheric photographs are accompanied by folk tales, myths and legends, conversations with well-keepers and poems inspired by...