Seren Events

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

Thursday 1st October, 19:30

Join us on Thursday 1 October for Virtual First Thursday: A National Poetry Day Special. We will be joined by Rhian Edwards and Marvin Thompson whose collections The Estate Agent’s Daughter and Road Trip (Peepal Tree) are National Poetry Day Recommended Reads, and Sarah Wimbush whose pamphlet Bloodlines won the Mslexia/PBS Women’s Poetry Pamphlet Prize 2019 (which has just opened for entries for 2020). Tickets £2 (plus admin fee), available from  We will host our usual open mic after the readings. Why not bring along a poem on the National Poetry Day theme of Vision (not...

Saturday 17th October, 14:00 to 15:00

This October, Knighton Festival is moving online and bringing attendees a jam-packed programme of events via Zoom.  As part of the festival Alexandra Ford, author of What Remains at the End, will be running a free workshop on writing fiction.  In this one-hour workshop, Alexandra will share the process and essentials of writing fiction--and hopefully inspire participants to stretch their own writing muscles. Keep an eye on the Knighton Festival website for more information about other contributors and where to sign up 

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

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...