Seren Events Archive

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

14/08/2021 - 16:00
London

From 4pm on Saturday 14th August, Jayne Joso will be reading from her new short story collection Japan Stories at an in person signing with Clapham Books. All welcome.

From 2pm on Sunday 1st August, Jayne Joso will be reading from her new short story collection Japan Stories at an in person signing with Herne Hill Books. All welcome. 

Dai George launches his second collection Karaoke King live on Zoom. Join us to celebrate its publication with guest readers Vasiliki Albedo and Eric Ngalle Charles.Register for free via Eventbrite here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/162662095707. In Karaoke King, Dai George addresses the contentious nature of the times. Always deeply thoughtful but also alternately ebullient, angry, curious, ashamed, the poet moves through urban and digital spaces feeling both uneasy and exhilarated. As with the Auden of the inter-war period, there is a feeling of history shifting, as a younger generation...

In this online event Marie-Elsa Bragg will read from her remarkable memoir, Sleeping Letters (Chatto & Windus, 2019), which offers a meditation on loss, healing and faith, looking back to the childhood moment when her mother took her own life. She will also be in conversation with poet and writer, Claire Williamson whose collection Visiting the Minotaur was published by Seren in 2018. Claire has also experienced bereavement through suicide and is researching the ‘grief novel’. They will explore how writing can sustain us after loss and what it means to create art from personal experience...

Our climate is on the brink of catastrophic change. 100 Poems to Save the Earth invites us to fine-tune our senses, to listen to the world around us, pay attention to what we have been missing. The defining crisis of our time is revealed to be fundamentally a crisis of perception. For too long, the earth has been exploited. Featuring 100 of the best new and established contemporary poets, this landmark anthology is a call to action to fight the threat facing the only planet we have. In this event, editors Zoë Brigley and Kristian Evans will introduce us to this vital anthology and the...

Cheltenham Poetry Festival are delighted to host a reading by Elizabeth Parker and Frank McMahon plus open mic. There will be a number of two-minute open mic slots available, including a number of slots reserved for poets who have not read at a Cheltenham Poetry Festival open mic before. To sign up choose an open mic ticket.  Elizabeth Parker 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 (Seren 2018) was described as Wonderfully lucid and economical......