About

Seren is Wales’ leading independent literary publisher, specialising in English-language writing from Wales. Many of our books are shortlisted for - and win - major literary prizes across the UK and America.

Our aim is not simply to reflect what is going on in the culture in which we publish, but to drive that culture forward, to engage with the world, and to bring Welsh literature, art and politics before a wider audience.

News

We are thrilled to see such a varied mix of Seren author events at this year’s Hay Festival. On Monday 28 May, Barney Norris and David Owen Norris ...
May 2018 - 10:56 am
A packed and captive audience of 150 joined us at Waterstones Bristol last night for the launch of two new poetry collections: Visiting the Minotaur ...
May 2018 - 11:15 am
Last year the Griffin Schools Trust established a new tradition of a Griffin Schools Trust member of staff running the Virgin London Marathon to...
April 2018 - 16:26 pm
Siobhán Campbell’s ‘When all this is over’ is one of three poems that has been recorded to video with funding from British Council Northern Ireland, ...
April 2018 - 14:53 pm
The list of successful writers receiving bursaries from Literature Wales this year is led by women, and features Seren poet Emily Blewitt, whose...
March 2018 - 14:46 pm
Seren poet Jonathan Edwards, whose debut collection My Family and Other Superheroes won the Costa Prize, will this week be running poetry workshops...
March 2018 - 10:18 am
Today we celebrate International Women’s Day – a day of recognition for women’s achievements, and also a time to acknowledge and challenge the gender...
March 2018 - 13:05 pm
Over the weekend of 16–18 February 2018, Seren and Cornerstone co-hosted  Cardiff’s first poetry festival. In excess of 600 people attended the...
February 2018 - 15:49 pm
Enter our giveaway to win a copy of A Fold in the River, a beautiful book of poetry by Philip Gross and artwork by Valerie Coffin Price. To enter,...
February 2018 - 10:11 am
Poet Claire Williamson, whose third collection Visiting the Minotaur is forthcoming from Seren (April 2018), has won Second Place in the Sentinel...
January 2018 - 10:13 am

Events

Hay on Wye
Monday 28th May, 20:30
How does the culture of our past shape and speak to the present? And how might a richer understanding of where we have come from help us discover...
Hay on Wye
Monday 28th May, 20:30
The astronomer Martin Griffiths subverts conventional astronomical thought by eschewing the classical naming of constellations and investigating...
London
Tuesday 29th May, 19:00 to 21:00
Join us for an evening of words with Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi and Naomi Kruger. Naomi will be reading from her debut novel, May. (Seren 2018). ...
Hay on Wye
Wednesday 30th May, 10:00 to 12:30
Walking from the Capel-y-Ffin chapel, the cultural historian Jonathan Miles talks about Try the Wilderness First: Eric Gill and David Jones at Capel-...
Hay on Wye
Saturday 2nd June, 16:00
Brief Lives, six fictions by Christopher Meredith  (forthcoming from Seren, 2018)  takes the reader from the South China Sea in 1946 to a nameless...
Hay-on-Wye
Sunday 3rd June, 17:30
This stunning long poem by Paul Henry with songs, set on a stretch of the Monmouthshire-Brecon canal, is brought to life in Brian Briggs’ clear tenor...
Cardiff
Thursday 7th June, 19:30
First Thursday this month features Elizabeth Parker reading from her debut poetry collection, In Her Shambles (Seren 2018), and Poet/Novelist ...
London
Tuesday 19th June, 20:00 to Sunday 1st July, 17:00
A SOLDIER POET. TWO BEAUTIFUL WOMEN. AN UGLY BATTLEFIELD.   Alun Lewis was born in South Wales in 1915.He was brilliant, loving and charismatic: a...
Chester
Friday 22nd June, 14:00 to 17:00
During Chester Heritage Festival, writer Clare Dudman leads a series of five workshops in historic locations. The history of the location and the...
Chester
Monday 25th June, 14:00 to 17:00
During Chester Heritage Festival, writer Clare Dudman leads a series of five workshops in historic locations.  The history of the location and the...

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