Seren Events

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

Thursday 3rd October, 10:00 to Thursday 12th December, 18:00

In ‘Pied Beauty,’ Gerard Manley Hopkins insists we celebrate ‘all trades, their gear and tackle and trim.’ Yet the truth is that for most poets the day job is a chore, a necessary evil which stands between us and a day writing poems, but also pays for our writing time. There are a number of exciting ways in which poets have written about work, and this course will draw on their approaches to help generate new poems. Firstly, there are the voices of working-class poets like Geoff Hattersley and Fred Voss, in touch with the routines of the shop floor and the rage of class identity. For other...

Thursday 21st November, 11:00 to Saturday 4th January, 16:30
Ynyshir

Acclaimed photographer David Hurn’s latest exhibition in Wales will present a series of images shot within a 25 mile radius of the Workers Gallery in the Rhondda valley between 1967 to the present, David became a member of the prestigious Magnum Agency in 1967, and during the seventies established the acclaimed School of Documentary Photography at Newport, Wales. Since leaving there he has photographed and taught around the world. He has published two books of photography for Seren, Writing the Picture (Seren 2010) and Living in Wales (Seren 2003).  Gallery open  Thursday, Friday &...

Wednesday 4th December, 20:00

What is poetry’s relationship with art? Find out at this discussion featuring readings by guest poets Tamar Yoseloff, Claire Collison, Abegail Morley and Kathryn Maris, who read their work. They explore themes such as the visual landscape of the poem, how the poet brings the artist to life, the daily practice of the artist-poet and what ekphrastic poetry does that other forms do not.  Tamar Yoseloff's new collection, The Black Place (Seren 2019), a dark and gorgeously multi-faceted work that eschews the sentimental, embraces alternatives and offers antidotes to cheery capitalist hype. ...

Saturday 7th December, 09:30 to 17:30
Newport

SOLD OUT This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry on a one-to-one basis with poet and tutor Jonathan Edwards, a relaxed but in-depth analysis of your poems. Identify strategies for further developing your writing, discuss problems you may be experiencing and look at strategies for taking your work forward. There will be plenty of time to talk about all those things you need to know about writing, revising and submitting your work. Jonathan will be running several one-hour sessions at Cwtsh Arts Centre, Stow Hill, Newport NP20 4HA. £40 for Poetry Society members, £50 for non-...