About

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

Literature Wales has just announced its investment in new writing and literary talent with its list of 2019 Writers’ Bursaries and Mentoring Scheme...
January 2019 - 10:12 am
Renowned Welsh photographer David Hurn is returning to document the 2019 Seren Cornerstone Poetry Festival, which is taking place 8-10 February....
January 2019 - 15:27 pm
Banish the January blues and enjoy our January Sale – all our books are half price this week. If you’re a reader of poetry, you’ll love Paul Henry’s...
January 2019 - 09:58 am
We received a huge number of excellently crafted poems for this year’s Christmas Poetry Competition, and it was a difficult task for our judge, Amy ...
November 2018 - 16:23 pm
To commemorate the centenary of the ending of the First World War, and to honour all those affected by violent conflict anywhere in the world,...
November 2018 - 11:48 am
We’re now past Halloween and that means the countdown to Christmas has officially begun – whether we like it or not. Perhaps you’re running low on...
November 2018 - 11:03 am
The closing date to enter the Troubadour International Poetry prize is getting close (Mon 22nd Oct), so with that in mind, here's 5 good reasons to...
October 2018 - 14:43 pm
We are thrilled to announce that entries are now open for Seren’s Christmas Poetry Competition 2018. Submit your Christmas-themed poem now. The 2018...
October 2018 - 10:41 am
Carrie Etter’s forthcoming collection, The Weather in Normal, has been named a Poetry Book Society Recommendation for Winter 2018. The varied list of...
September 2018 - 16:03 pm
We are delighted to announce that we at Seren have been shortlisted for the ‘Consumer Facing’ category in this year’s Social Business Wales Awards. ...
August 2018 - 09:47 am

Events

Hay-on-Wye
Monday 27th May, 20:30
Seren throws a poetry party at the Hay Festival featuring four new collections from supremely talented poets. Costa Award-winning Jonathan Edwards...
Hay on Wye
Tuesday 28th May, 17:30
WALES: A TAPESTRY OF LITERATURE AND LANDSCAPE. Damian Walford Davies will be joined by Jon Anderson and Mary-Ann Constantine draw on the Literary...
Hay-on-Wye
Tuesday 28th May, 20:30
A reading and discussion for an after-dark audience. Damian Walford Davies’ latest book Docklands (Seren 2019) is a ghost story told in fifty poems,...
Hay-on-Wye
Wednesday 29th May, 14:30
Dylan Moore hosts this conversation about two extraordinary novels. In Jayne Joso’s latest novel From Seven to the Sea (Seren 2019) seven-year-old...
London
Thursday 30th May, 15:00
Bristol-based poet Elizabeth Parker will be showcasing her acclaimed debut collection, In Her Shambles (Seren 2018). Also performing will be Lantern...
Cricieth
Monday 15th July, 14:00 to Saturday 20th July, 12:00
This course, led by Jonathan Edwards and Patience Agbabai,  will engage with the idea of poetry as play, exploring the joy of messing about with the...
Cricieth
Monday 19th August, 21:16 to Saturday 24th August, 21:16
Led by Deryn Rees-Jones and Katrina Naomi, This course will draw on a range of examples from contemporary poetry that could assist us to develop our...

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