Seren Events

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

Wednesday 27th January, 19:00 to 21:00

A poetry reading from Sarah Wimbush and Gill McEvoy followed by an open mic. Sarah will read a selection from her two very recent pamphlets – Bloodlines (Seren Books, 2020), and The Last Dinosaur in Doncaster (Smith Doorstop, 2021).   Her poetry is rooted in Yorkshire with tales of family, colliery villages and Gypsies and Travellers. Using both humour and defiance, her poems weave through memory with one eye on the linguistic and always a sense of being part of something colourful, untamed and rare.  Gill will read from her new collection: Are you listening? (Hedgehog Press, 2020). This...

Thursday 28th January, 19:00

An hour of poetry, music and film at the launch of Sarah Wimbush’s Smith/Doorstop pamphlet The Last Dinosaur in Doncaster which was a winner in The 2020 Poetry Business Book & Pamphlet Competition. In an exuberant journey down the ginnels of South Yorkshire meet men who should have been astronauts, a missing erotic statue and language anchored in a warm Donny twang. Sarah is a Leeds poet who hails from Doncaster and is a member of York Stanza and Doncaster’s Read 2 Write run by Ian Parks. Her debut poetry pamphlet Bloodlines (Seren 2020) was shortlisted in the Michael Marks Awards. Sarah...