Seren Events

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

Saturday 3rd December,
10:00 to 12:30
Swansea

Paul Henry will be running a poetry workshop with the 'Young Writers Squad' at the Dylan Thomas Centre. For further details email dylanthomas.lit@swansea.gov.uk or phone 01792 463980.

Saturday 3rd December,
14:30 to 15:30
Bristol

A chance to find out about the work of the Arnolfini’s Emotional Archaeology writer in residence, Katrina Naomi, author of The Way the Crocodile Taught Me (Seren, 2016). Poet Katrina Naomi has been working at Arnolfini through the course of 'Emotional Archaeology'. Come along to hear her read and talk about some of the new writing she has produced in response to the exhibition. The event will take place in the Light Studio. Attendance is free, but please call on 0117 917 2300 to book your place as there is a limited capacity.

Tuesday 6th December,
18:30 to 20:00
Sheffield

This lecture, by Dr. Charles Mundye, explores the friendship and writing of three of our most important soldier poets from the First World War; Robert Graves, Wilfred Owen, and Siegfried Sassoon. Dr. Mundye is Head of Academic Development in the Department of Humanities at Sheffield Hallam University. He is the editor of Keidrych Rhys, The Van Pool: Collected Poems (Seren, 2012), and has written widely on twentieth century literature. His edition of Robert Graves's War Poems is forthcoming (Seren, 2016). Refreshments served from 18:00-18:30. The lecture will begin at 18:30 prompt. Admission...

Tuesday 6th December,
19:00 to 21:00
Ledbury

Christopher Meredith will be at Ledbury Poetry Salon next Tuesday. Expect cider, mince pies and stollen! Plus great poetry and lots of opportunities for questions and discussion. Plus the brilliant open mic. The more readers for the open mic the merrier, so please do bring along a poem or two. Christopher is the award-winning author of four novels and three collections of poetry the most recent of which, Air Histories, was published by Seren in 2013. For further information about the event visit the Ledbury Poetry Festival website: www.poetry-festival.co.uk 

Thursday 8th December,
18:30 to 20:30
London

Katherine Stansfield has new work in the latest issue of the magazine 'Butcher's Dog' and will be reading at its launch. Entry is free. Katherine's debut collection Playing House (Seren 2014) is available from the Seren website.

Friday 9th December, 16:30
Retford

Iolo Williams is an experienced naturalist and wildlife TV presenter, best known for his work on Springwatch and Countryfile. With over 30 years of nature-watching experience behind him Iolo promises a fascinating and thought-provoking evening. Includes a Q&A. Idle Valley Nature Reserve, North Road, Retford, postcode for satnav DN22 8SG Café serving all evening. Doors open at 6.30. Tickets £15 and available here.