Seren Events

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

Wednesday 8th July, 19:00
Cardiff

Join Jasmine Donahaye​ in the Glyn Jones Centre for the launch of Losing Israel, her moving and beautifully written memoir of her family in Israel, and of her complex history with the country. Supported by Literature Wales. RSVPjessgofton@serenbooks.comor 01656 663018

Friday 10th July, 14:00
Ledbury

Develop your writing through an individual session with Jonathan Edwards, who won the Ledbury Poetry Competition and the Costa Prize for My Family and Other Superheroes. 2pm–4pm | Festival Box Office | £13 per half hour session (advance booking essential) box office 01531 636 232 www.poetry-festival.co.uk

Friday 10th July, 18:00
Lebury

Ian McMillan presents Ledbury Poetry Competition’s 2014 Winners  Hosted by judge Ian McMillan, hear this rich horde of competition winners read and enjoy the outstanding talent on display. First place winner Jonathan Edwards went on to win the 2014 Costa Prize for Poetry for My Family and Other Superheroes. He says, “This Festival has been so crucial in my development over the last ten years, both in the poets I’ve managed to see and through your awesome one-to-one sessions.” 6pm–7pm | Burgage Hall | Free but ticketed box office 01531 636 232 www.poetry-festival.co.uk

Thursday 16th July, 18:00 to 20:00
Pontypridd

Join Dr John Pikoulis at the Ty Crawshay building at the University of South Wales for the launch of Alun, Gweno & Freda, his new biography of WW2 writer Alun Lewis. Swansea University's Professor Dai Smith will be in conversation with the author, and refreshments will be served at the event. RSVPjessgofton@serenbooks.comor 01656 663018

Saturday 1st August, 14:30
Hereford

As part of the Three Choirs Festival, celebrating its 300th anniversary this year, Mezzo Soprano Sarah Connolly's recital at Holy Trinity Church has a sequence of texts by WW2 writer Alun Lewis at its centre, set to music by German composer Torsten Rasch. The Torsten Rasch commission is supported by Anwen Walker. Book your tickets here!

Sunday 23rd August, 10:30 to 14:30
London

'I Remember' - Poetry workshop with Kathryn Maris. A workshop exploring how hidden or unexpected memories can inspire poems. Presented by The Poetry Society in Association with the Freud Museum as part of the Psychoanalytic Poetry Festival 2015. Tickets £35 (£25 Students/Concessions/Members of Poetry Society. To book, visit Freud.org.uk/events or phone 020 7435 2002. 

Sunday 23rd August, 10:30 to 14:30
London

'I Remember' - Poetry workshop with Kathryn Maris. A workshop exploring how hidden or unexpected memories can inspire poems. Presented by The Poetry Society in Association with the Freud Museum as part of the Psychoanalytic Poetry Festival 2015. Tickets £35 (£25 Students/Concessions/Members of Poetry Society. To book, visit Freud.org.uk/events or phone 020 7435 2002.