• Seren Cardiff Poetry Festival Returns
  • ‘Erato’ Shortlisted for the T. S. Eliot Prize 2019
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  • The remarkable life of an ordinary man
  • Nia Vine is about to fulfil her dream of exploring an unmapped cave system. With her will go two friends who were brought up in the same seaside town. While the three explore, Nia finds herself obsessed by a series of dreams that finally lead to a shocking revelation. Available now.

    The latest novel from Robert Minhinnick
  • Iolo Williams is back with a new guide to his top 40 nature sites in the UK. From Hermaness on Shetland to the London Wetland Centre, from Dungeness in Kent to Loch Neagh, Williams criss-crosses the country celebrating the abundance of amazing flora and fauna that are right on our doorstep. Available now

    ‘Wild Places UK’ – Iolo’s Top 40


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This week (13th - 17th January), enjoy 50% off all our books* in our half-price January sale! What are you waiting for? Get browsing.  *Marked titles...
January 2020 - 12:56 pm
The 2020 Seren Cardiff Poetry Festival is set to be the biggest yet, with 21 fantastic events over the course of this 3-day winter weekend. The...
January 2020 - 12:16 pm
From the 16 - 20 December our Christmas pop-up shop will be back at Chapter in Cardiff to satisfy all your last minute present buying needs.  You're...
December 2019 - 11:51 am
Do you have a fiction or poetry lover in your life but you're stuck for choice? Don't worry, the Seren Mystery Book Bundles are back!  This time of...
December 2019 - 16:38 pm
We are delighted to finally be able to share that Erato by Deryn Rees-Jones has been shortlisted for the T. S. Eliot Prize 2019. Seren poetry editor...
October 2019 - 10:28 am
We’re delighted to be able to share that Zoë Skoulding’s forthcoming collection Footnotes to Water is a PBS Winter Recommendation. Publishing on the...
September 2019 - 11:12 am
To celebrate their 25th anniversary of National Poetry Day the Booksellers Association and Forward Arts Foundation joined together to announce Poetry...
September 2019 - 10:54 am
It was announced this week that ‘Firebird’ from Deryn Rees-Jones’ new collection Erato is amongst those highly commended by the judges in the Forward...
September 2019 - 11:16 am
We are delighted to hear that A Simple Scale by David Llewelyn is amongst the six titles shortlisted for the Polari Prize 2019 after being longlisted...
July 2019 - 14:50 pm
We are delighted to hear that Polly Atkin’s debut collection Basic Nest Architecture is on the longlist for the 2019 Michael Murphy Memorial Prize....
July 2019 - 15:35 pm


Saturday 25th January, 20:00
A reading from two of Wales’ finest poets. Gillian Clarke, the National Poet of Wales 2008-2016 and Deryn Rees-Jones, a poet, editor and literary...
Hawarden, Flintshire
Saturday 1st February, 15:30 to 16:30
Join poet Jonathan Edwards as he reads from his warm, entertaining second collection, Gen, and discusses the importance of place in his poetry....
Sunday 2nd February, 19:00
Jonathan Edwards will be running a workshop at Buzzwords, the monthly poetry reading and open mic night in Cheltenham. The workshop will be followed ...
Shapwick, Somerset
Wednesday 5th February, 13:00
Join television naturalist Iolo Williams and RSPB Ham Wall at The Pavilion at Shapwick, Somerset near to the RSPB Ham Wall Reserve, one of the sites...
Thursday 6th February, 19:30
First Thursday is back for 2020 and joining us on the 6th February is poet Philip Gross who will be reading some new material, as well as poems from...
Tuesday 11th February, 19:00
Do you want to discover more about poetry? Have you been looking for a place to perform your own poetry? Why not come along to a Ledbury Poetry Salon...
Friday 14th February, 12:00 to Sunday 16th February, 21:00
The Seren Cardiff Poetry Festival returns for its third year, taking place for the first time in its new home the Temple of Peace. There is a...
Saturday 22nd February, 12:00
Take a walk on the wild side to explore the extraordinary power that animals can bring into your poems. Led by Jonathan Edwards, this course will...
Sunday 23rd February, 13:00 to 15:00
“So this is how we love – by these doodles”. So runs the definition of writing poems which appears in Glyn Maxwell’s wonderful book On Poetry. From...
Sunday 23rd February, 18:00
The final headline event of the festival brings three vital poets together to read and talk about their work. Jonathan Edwards‘ latest collection, ...

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