Seren Events

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

Thursday 7th May, 19:30

After the success of our first ever virtual First Thursday with Lynne Hjelmgaard and Mary J. Oliver, we are repeating virtual First Thursday next month when we'll be hosting a special event with Poetry Wales. We’ll be joined by PW editor Jonathan Edwards and several guest readers who are all published in the forthcoming issue. Keep an eye on this page for the full details coming soon. 

Monday 18th May, 00:00 to Friday 22nd May, 00:00
Cricieth, Gwynedd

This five day residential course is hosted by award-winning Welsh poet Paul Henry and singer-songwriter Brian Briggs – former frontman of indie-folk band Stornoway. Their collaboration, The Glass Aisle (Seren 2018), is a mesmerising collaboration of songs and poetry. On this course we’ll explore the borders between poems and song lyrics. Through group workshops and one-to-one tutorials, we’ll look at what poetry and songwriting can learn from each other, considering the influences of melody and rhythm. Turning poems into song lyrics and vice versa, we’ll explore how words behave differently...