Seren Events

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

Thursday 21st October, 19:00 to 21:00

In this online workshop with Elizabeth Parker, you will explore exciting poems and experiment with structure, form and language in your writing as you create new work. In this session you will play with the effects of repeated words and phrases in your work, as well as the use of white space, line length and layout.  Focus poems:Dom Bury ‘The Opened Field’W.S Merwin ‘The Present’ £12 for 1 two hour session. Please contact Elizabeth Parker to book your place in advance: lizzieitaly@hotmail.co.uk / 07976 090342  Find details of sessions one and three here. 

Thursday 4th November, 18:00 to 21:00
Bristol

Celebrate the launch of Bar 44 Tapas y Copas by Owen and Tom Morgan in style with great company and good food at the Bar 44 restaurant on Regent Street, Bristol. Each ticket includes a copy of the book plus drinks and nibbles inspired by the recipes. Owen and Tom will be chatting about the book and signing copies. This event is also raising money for the charities Llamau and Streetsmart with £10 from every ticket being split between these important charities. Tickets: £40 per person. Available via Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/168241002367.  Please note: This event will take place...

Saturday 13th November, 10:30 to 16:30

Take an inclusive trip into Ecopoetry with Katrina Naomi to explore the many different ways of writing the environment. In this course you will look at new ways of writing in response to the environment. As a woman who swims, walks and (very) occasionally wild camps alone, Katrina will be considering how women,  the working classes, people of colour, disabled people, LGBTQ+ people, and others who have traditionally not felt so welcome in the countryside are writing their way into it. We’ll write in response to Caleb Femi, Ellora Sutton, Khairani Barokka, Caleb Parkin, Rachael Allen, Kaveh...

Monday 15th November, 17:00 to Saturday 20th November, 10:00
Hedben Bridge

In this course, we will encourage you to expand your repertoire of styles and approaches, experiment with the longer poem or sequence and enhance your writing and editing skills. We will explore what governs choices as to style, diction and form in both metrical and free verse, and how to challenge those choices while staying true to your own aesthetic sensibilities. The course tutors are Mimi Khalvati, Leo Boix and Katrina Naomi who has has published two collections with Seren, The Way the Crocodile Taught Me (2016) and most recently Wild Persistence (2020). For further information and to...

Thursday 18th November, 19:00 to 21:00

In this online workshop with Elizabeth Parker, you will explore exciting poems and experiment with structure, form and language in your writing as you create new work. In this session you will investigate the effects of refrains, exploring examples of villanelle and creating poems that make use of the repeated line. Some students may wish to attempt a villanelle. Focus poems:Jonathan Edwards ‘The Death Of Doc Emmett Brown In Back To The Future’Elizabeth Bishop ‘One Art’ £12 for 1 two hour session. Please contact Elizabeth Parker to book your place in advance: lizzieitaly@hotmail.co.uk / 07976...