Seren Events

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

Friday 2nd November, 18:00
St. Ives

Katrina will be sharing her clay-smeared poems at the Feast & Flames event. Katrina was the first ever Poet-in-Residence here when she wrote a notebook-full of poems inspired by the Leach Pottery and by learning to throw on the wheel. Her highly acclaimed second full collection, The Way the Crocodile Taught Me, was published by Seren in 2016. This event will round-off Leach Pottery's 10 Year Anniversary celebrations and as well as Katrina's reading includes food, drink and a live firing. For further information visit Katrina's website: www.katrinanaomi.co.uk  

Saturday 3rd November, 13:00
Aldeburgh

Yvonne Reddick will be appearing at the 'National Poetry Competition at 40' event, alongside Phillip Gross, Liz Berry and Dom Bury. Yvonne’s poetry pamphlet Translating Mountains (Seren 2017) was the winner of the Mslexia Poetry Pamphlet Prize. Tickets: £10. For further information and to book visit the Festival website: www.snapemaltings.co.uk

Sunday 4th November, 11:30
Aldeburgh

Passport with Strange Fashion event featuring  Jonathan Edwards, Richie McCaffery and Pam Thompson who are all launching their much-awaited second collections. Jonathan's first collection, My Family and Other Superheroes (Seren 2014), was winner of the Costa Poetry Prize and was also shortlisted for the Fenton Aldeburgh First Collection Prize. His new collection, Gen, will be published by Seren in November. Tickets: £10. For further information and to book visit the Festival website: www.snapemaltings.co.uk

Sunday 4th November, 13:00
Aldeburgh

Poetry of Food and Cooking event introduced by Helena Nelson of Happenstance and featuring Rosie Shepperd,  Matthew Stewart and Alison Brackenbury. Rosie's debut collection, The Man at the Corner Table, was published by Seren in 2015. Tickets: £8. For further information and to book visit the Festival website: www.snapemaltings.co.uk

Sunday 4th November, 14:30
Aldeburgh

Hot Mess - Poems around climate change with Magma and Coast to Coast magazines, and poets Polly Atkin, Rebecca Gethin, M W Bewick and James Goodman. Polly's Her debut poetry pamphlet bone song (Clitheroe: Aussteiger, 2008) was shortlisted for the Michael Marks Award, 2009. Her second poetry pamphlet Shadow Dispatches (Seren, 2013) won the Mslexia Pamphlet Prize, 2012. In 2014 an extract from her first collection, Basic Nest Architecture, was awarded New Writing North’s Andrew Waterhouse Prize. Tickets: £8. For further information and to book visit the Festival website: www.snapemaltings.co.uk

Monday 5th November, 19:00 to Monday 10th December, 21:00
London

Find poetic inspiration in the disorientating world of Space Shifters, in this six-week poetry writing course led by poet Tamar Yoseloff. Each Monday, you have exclusive after-hours access to Hayward Gallery to draw inspiration from this transformative group exhibition, and workshop your compositions with the group. This opportunity is for poets of all abilities, and a willingness to learn together is essential. Course tutor Tamar Yoseloff is an accomplished poet, writer, and teacher. Her collection A Formula for Night: New and Selected Poems was published by Seren in 2015. Tamar's  writing...

Monday 5th November, 19:00 to Monday 10th December, 21:00
London

Find poetic inspiration in the disorientating world of Space Shifters, in this six-week poetry writing course led by poet Tamar Yoseloff. Each Monday, you have exclusive after-hours access to Hayward Gallery to draw inspiration from this transformative group exhibition, and workshop your compositions with the group. This opportunity is for poets of all abilities, and a willingness to learn together is essential. Course tutor Tamar Yoseloff is an accomplished poet, writer, and teacher. Her collection A Formula for Night: New and Selected Poems was published by Seren in 2015. Tamar's  writing...

Wednesday 7th November, 09:30 to 15:30
NP16 5EL

This experiential Continuing Professional Development day focuses on your relationship with writing. An experiential dayschool about managing and understanding the writer within. How can you make your writer work for you within your lifestyle? Writing exercises to help turn life experiences into literature and to nurture ‘the writer in your life’. The day is led  by Claire Williamson whose collection, Visiting the Minotaur, was published by Seren earlier this year. Cost £85.00 (early bird £65.00 – book by 31st September). For further information and to book visit: www.clairewilliamson.co.uk

Thursday 8th November, 20:00
Bath

Join us for the launch of Carrie Etter's fourth collection, The Weather in Normal  (Seren 2018) which explores the poet’s loss of her hometown of Normal, Illinois through her parents’ deaths, the sale of the family home, and the effects of climate change, a collection at once innovative, emotive, and deeply resonant.  Tickets: £4 - £10. For further information and to book visit: www.toppingbooks.co.uk

Friday 9th November, 19:30
Stroud

Stroud Book Festival’s Poetry Night will feature Seren poet Paul Henry alongside Kate Carruthers Thomas, Patrick Mackie & Maria Stadnicka. Paul will read poems and perform acoustic tracks from his mesmerising new collection The Glass Aisle. The collection is inspired by the Monmouthshire and Brecon canal, which is close to Henry’s home, and its associations with radio pioneer Marconi and an old union workhouse. Tickets £12. For further information and to book, click here.