Seren Events

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

Monday 5th November, 19:00 to Monday 10th December, 21:00

Find poetic inspiration in the disorientating world of Space Shifters, in this six-week poetry writing course led by poet Tamar Yoseloff. Each Monday, you have exclusive after-hours access to Hayward Gallery to draw inspiration from this transformative group exhibition, and workshop your compositions with the group. This opportunity is for poets of all abilities, and a willingness to learn together is essential. Course tutor Tamar Yoseloff is an accomplished poet, writer, and teacher. Her collection A Formula for Night: New and Selected Poems was published by Seren in 2015. Tamar's  writing...

Sunday 11th November, 12:00 to Sunday 25th November, 15:00

This exhibition features the striking contemporary photographs taken by Aled Rhys Hughes of Mametz Wood, the site of the most significant battle in World War I for Welsh troops.  Aled's photographs also appear in the book Mametz (Seren 2016)  where they are accompanied by a ‘timeline’ of the battle, a period map, and an essay by Jeremy Hooker on the photographs and their relationship with the landscape and the men, now long gone, who took part. The exhibition runs from 11th - 25th November. Opening times are Tuesday and Saturday 11am - 3pm, also by arrangement. There will be a special opening...

Friday 23rd November, 19:30

Judy Brown, Ken Evans and Emma Simon will be reading at this event which also features music from Mat Williams and local poet guest spots. Judy's most recent collection Crowd Sensations (Seren 2016) was shortlisted for the Ledbury Second Colletion Prize and was a Poetry Book Society recommendation. Tickets: £4.00 on the door.

Sunday 25th November, 11:00

Poetry Brunch - three poets, coffee and cake! Join Brenda Read Brown, the winner of the first SFL Poetry Slam, as she welcomes Ben Wilkinson and Rhiannon Hooson to a lovely Poetry Brunch hosted at the splendid Stop! Café in Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery. Ben's debut full collection of poems, Way More Than Luck, was published by Seren Books in February 2018.  From the thumping heartbeat of the distance runner to the roar of football terraces across the decades, this debut confronts the struggles and passions that come to shape a life. Rhiannon has won major awards for her work, including...