Tuesday, June 29, 2021 - 19:00 to 20:00


Seren at 40 | A Showcase of Irish Authors

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@serenbooks.com.

Siobhán Campbell was born in Dublin. She spent a number of years in New York and San Francisco and worked as Managing Editor of Wolfhound Press before joining Faculty at Kingston University in London. Widely published in the USA and UK, she has won awards in the National, Troubadour and Wigtown International competitions. She has published six collections of poetry, most recently Heat Signature (Seren, 2017).

Jaki McCarrick lives in Dundalk and studied at Trinity College, Dublin. She is an award-winning playwright and short story writer and also writes poetry and novels. Her play Belfast Girls has been performed around the world and was shortlisted for the Susan Smith Blackburn Award and BBC Tony Doyle Award. Her collection of short stories The Scattering (Seren, 2014) was shortlisted for Edge Hill Prize.

Eoghan Walls was born in Derry in Northern Ireland. He studied in Wales, Dublin and Belfast, where he completed a PhD in Phenomenological Poetics in the Seamus Heaney Centre. His first collection of poems, The Salt Harvest (Seren, 2011), was shortlisted for the Strong Award for Best First Collection. His second collection Pigeon Songs (Seren, 2019) was shortlisted for the Pigott Poetry Prize.

Angela Graham is a Welsh-speaker from Belfast. She is an award-winning TV producer/director, a BAFTA Cymru-nominated screenwriter, and the producer and co-writer of the Oscar-entrant feature film, Branwen. Her debut short story collection A City Burning (Seren, 2020) was recently longlisted for the Edge Hill Prize 2021. Her debut poetry collection, Shoot, is under consideration with a major poetry publisher. Angela has just completed a book of prose and poetry in which, via a search for her ‘erased’ paternal grandfather and the history of her childhood home in east Belfast, she offers a rare perspective on this working-class heartland of the city. She is currently creating a poetry collection on the theme of Sanctuary in a ground-breaking collaboration with other poets.