Seren Events

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

Wednesday 4th May, 10:00 to Wednesday 5th October, 12:30
ONLINE

A monthly online international poetry feedback session to polish your poems led by Cath Drake. How do you make a good poems really good?  Join a high quality online poetry feedback group to focus on honing your poetry. Receive encouragement, inspiration and constructive feedback, and get your poems ready for submission. These small groups, with a maximum of six participants, are for poets who are generating work and passionate about continuing to expand their practice of writing poetry. Both assessing the work of others and listening to how people receive your work is crucial in building...

Thursday 6th October, 19:30
London

Join four Seren Poets for a reading at Chener Books as part of their Poetry Month. Kathryn Simmonds' debut collection Sunday at the Skin Launderette (Seren 2008) won the Forward Prize for best first collection and her follow up, The Visitations was published by Seren in 2013.  Her debut novel, Love and Fallout, was published by Seren in 2014.  Judy Brown's third collection for Seren, Lairs, will be published in October. Her previous collection, Crowd Sensations was published by Seren in 2016, as was her debut, Loudness (2011) which was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First...

Thursday 6th October, 19:30 to 21:30
In person in Cardiff and online

Join us on National Poetry day for readings by poets Hilary Llewellyn-Williams and Rhiannon Hooson. This month we’re back at Chapter but will once again be streaming via Facebook live! To celebrate National Poetry Day’s theme of The Environment, we’re welcoming Hilary Llewellyn-Williams and Rhiannon Hooson as our guest readers, both of whom find inspiration in nature. Hilary will be reading from her New and Selected Poems: The Little Hours, whilst Rhiannon will read from her brand new (hot-off-the-press) collection Goliat. The main readings will be followed by our usual open mic....

Wednesday 12th October, 00:00 to Sunday 27th November, 00:00

After it’s success in June/July, this is the second round of The Climate of Change Poetry Challenge in 2022. This Challenge seeks to create a positive community to help us all think and write in fresh, deeper ways about the climate and environmental crisis. This Challenge flows thematically from the first – it’s not a repeat – there’s new assignments,  content and guest poets! It's a sustained period of creative inquiry and expression to make and share new poems about a subject that really matters. Stretch your creative muscle. Open to poets writing in English in the UK, Ireland, Germany,...

Thursday 27th October, 18:30 to Thursday 17th November, 21:00
ONLINE

Join Cath Drake for four online workshops of reading, discussing and writing poetry & inspiring each other. These poetry workshops focus on the difficult and complex area of the climate and environmental emergency. Facing climate change will involve adapting almost everything we do. It means looking at the world afresh, more deeply and questioning structures, lifestyles and cultural assumptions – everything! Climate change can be a complex, difficult and overwhelming subject to explore and write about. Writing together is more enjoyable, nurturing, rewarding and productive. These...