Seren Events

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

Sunday 13th June, 10:30 to Sunday 12th September, 10:30
ONLINE

 Join Cath Drake for a one hour, online, monthly poetry reading group or you can choose the longer reading and writing poetry session monthly. In the first part of the workshop we will tackle a theme each month with an inspiring batch of poems sent in advance. We'll look in depth at the poems, poets and poetic technique with expert guidance.  If you are interested in writing poetry as well, then after a 15mins break we write together and share our writing for 1.5 hours. Each week we will discuss approaches and techniques to writing poems, share our writing and you'll be given an assignment...

Monday 21st June, 13:00 to 13:30

From 1 until 1:30pm on Monday 21st June, three Seren poets will be online answering questions on all things poetry. Perhaps you'd like to know more about the route to publication, maybe you want to know how they approach a poem, where do they find inspiration, what advice do they have for a poet just starting out? Tweet your questions and follow along using the hashtag #AskASerenPoet and wait for a reply. We'll also be online telling you more about their new collections, all published during the pandemic.    About the poets Katrina Naomi’s poetry has appeared on Radio 4’s Front Row and Poetry...

Tuesday 22nd June, 19:00

Patrick McGuinness launches Real Oxford, the latest addition to the Seren Real Series. Oxford, city of dreaming spires, bicycles, Inspector Morse, tourists, gentility. Or perhaps a less familiar place? Having lived and worked in Oxford for thirty years, Patrick McGuinness brings an intimate knowledge to this new exploration of the city, Real Oxford. In this book he reflects on the familiar and introduces us to the unnoticed, to create a new way of looking at Oxford. Join us to hear him in conversation with series editor Peter Finch followed by an audience Q&A. Register for free via ...

Wednesday 23rd June, 13:00

The Oxford Research Centre in Humanities (TORCH) presents an online webinar on Real Oxford by Professor Patrick McGuinness.  Book at Lunchtime is a series of bite-sized book discussions held during term-time, with commentators from a range of disciplines. The events are free to attend and open to all. Register for a free ticket here. About the book: Oxford is a place of fantasy and myth, home to the prestigious university and some of the world’s most iconic buildings. There has been teaching and learning in Oxford since 1096, and its colleges have produced generations of great scientists,...

Tuesday 29th June, 19:00 to 20:00

To celebrate our 40th anniversary, we’re hosting a new series of online events celebrating our authors and backlist. For this first event, we welcome four award-winning writers, from our strong and growing list of Irish authors, for an evening of poetry and fiction. This event is free and will take place on Zoom. Please register via Eventbrite here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/159967151055. Registration will close at 6:30pm, half an hour before the start of the event to ensure everyone receives the link. If you have any trouble accessing the event on the night please email sarahjohnson@...