Seren Events

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

Thursday 23rd April, 12:00 to Friday 31st July, 21:00

This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry via Skype on a one-to-one basis with poet and tutor Jonathan Edwards, wherever you live. Booking now for dates up to the END OF JULY 2020. Jonathan runs one-hour sessions on a date and time suitable to you.​. During the call, you will have opportunities to discuss strategies for further developing your writing, problems you may be experiencing, and ways to take your work forward. The cost is £50 for Poetry Society Members, £60 for non members. For further information and to book visit   www.poetrysociety.org.uk or call Paul McGrane on 020...

Monday 13th July, 18:00

Sarah Wimbush will be at the next online meeting of Puzzle Poets reading from her debut pamphlet Bloodlines.  Find out more on their website here or register your interest by emailing puzzlepoetry@gmail.com. 

Wednesday 15th July, 20:00 to 21:30

On Wednesday 15th July, Ouse Muse will be hosting Tamar Yoseloff for their online monthly meeting. Tamar will be reading poems and discussing the writing of her new collection The Black Place.  Register your interest through their Facebook event here.  Buy the book so you can think of questions to ask Tamar on the evening: The Black Place

Thursday 16th July, 19:00

Seren and Cardiff Hubs & Libraries are delighted to host poets Catherine Fisher, Rhian Edwards and Katherine Stansfield for an online reading from their latest collections. Please RSVP to sarahjohnson@serenbooks.com to receive the link. Hosted by Seren in conjunction with Cardiff Hubs & Libraries. The Bramble King by Catherine Fisher includes poems on imaginary planets and princes, on the summer solstice, on drawing, on a glass shop and a clockwork crow: rich tales with imaginative twists and unexpected characters.  The Estate Agent’s Daughter by Rhian Edwards is acute and wryly...

Thursday 30th July, 19:30

On Thursday 30th July, Seren are delighted to host the virtual launch for Euron Griffith's new novel Miriam, Daniel and Me.  His first novel in English, it is a gripping story of relationships and simmering political unrest in 1960s Gwynedd, driven by love, jealousy and vendetta. Jon Gower will be leading the conversation with Euron on the night and actress Rakie Ayola will be performing readings from the book.  To register your interest and receive the details for the event, please email sarahjohnson@serenbooks.com. 

Friday 14th August, 10:00

In July, the JAM on the Marsh music and arts festival in Kent will be recording a new series of poems by Grahame Davies produced in response to the Covid pandemic.  The sequence of poems has been commissioned by the festival to accompany a performance of Faure's Requiem by the Gesualdo Six ensemble. The concert will be premiered on Youtube on August 14, after being recorded in accordance with strict social distancing regulations.   

Monday 14th September, 10:00 to Friday 18th September, 14:00

Join us on a Tŷ Newydd writing course from your own home for a week of experimenting with poetry. Group workshops to inspire new work and techniques will be delivered digitally in the mornings, with afternoons set aside for your writing. You will take part in one-to-one tutorials with both Jonathan and Kim to help you improve and hone your individual poems. You will also be offered the opportunity to meet in small groups informally to discuss your progress. To inspire your own work, you will be invited to join two exclusive evenings of poetry readings: one evening featuring the tutors, and...

Monday 19th October, 12:00 to Saturday 24th October, 09:48
Cricieth

This masterclass is aimed at committed poets aiming to further develop their writing. The tutors are former National Poet of Wales, Gillian Clarke and Jonathan Edwards whose first collection, the Costa Prize winning My Family and Other Superheroes (Seren, 2014), also received the Wales Book of the Year People's Choice Award, as did his second collection Gen (Seren 2018). The week will feature a group workshop each morning to prompt the creation of new poems, individual writing time, and free afternoons for writing or gaining inspiration from Tŷ Newydd’s beautiful surroundings. You will also...