Seren Events

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

Friday 17th November, 19:30 to Sunday 10th December, 22:30
Portland, Oregon

Belfast Girls by Jaki McCarrick will open at Shaking the Tree Theatre, Portland, Oregon, USA, in November.  The play is directed by Gemma Whelan and is presented by one of Portland’s foremost theatre companies, Corrib Theatre. The Portland production marks the fifth international production of this all-female play, which was Windy City Times’ Critic’s pick when it premiered in Chicago in 2015, and marks the West Coast Premiere of the play. Belfast Girls  is about five young women who depart Ireland during the Irish Famine. Based on true accounts, it’s also about emigration and the female...

Tuesday 21st November, 18:00

‘Great comedy, exciting developments and very moving moments.’ – The Daily Mail ‘A thoroughly original, startling and very good novel indeed.’ - Fay Weldon  Join author Maria Donovan at Beach and Barnicott, Bridport, to celebrate the launch of her debut novel, The Chicken Soup Murder, a blending together of thriller and murder-mystery in which a young boy must come to terms with acceptance and grief. This is a free event and all are welcome to attend. Please RSVP to  

Thursday 30th November, 19:30

We can’t wait to celebrate the launch of Norena Shopland’s new book, Forbidden Lives, which delves into the untold LGBT history of Wales with fascinating portraits of key figures, both ancient and modern. Join us at the Cardiff Story Museum on Thursday 30 November for this fantastic free event. All are welcome, so invite your friends – but please reserve your place by RSVPing to Complimentary refreshments will be served.    

Friday 1st December, 10:30

Join author John Morris at Brynhyfryd library where he will be giving a talk about his new book, The Clydach Murders: A Miscarriage of Justice. Following the talk there will be a Q&A session. This is a free event and all are welcome to attend.    

Friday 8th December, 19:00 to 22:00

The Poetry Society is delighted to join forces with the Poetry Book Society to celebrate the PBS Winter Selections. Come along to the launch of a special edition of the PBS Winter 2017 Bulletin with a stellar performance from five internationally acclaimed poets: PBS Choice Sasha Dugdale, PBS Recommendations Paul Deaton, Tim Dooley, Ahren Warner and PBS Special Commendation Fleur Adcock. Tickets: £5-£7 Sasha Dugdale was born in Sussex. Between 1995 and 2000 she worked for the British Council in Russia, where she set up the Russian New Writing Project with the Royal Court Theatre. She...

Monday 18th December, 10:00 to Friday 22nd December, 18:00

The Seren pop-up bookshop returns to Chapter for its fourth year. You’ll find us in Chapter’s entrance hall, Monday 18 to Friday 22 December. We’ll bring with us a fantastic selection of books which (as everyone knows) make great Christmas presents. So come and have a browse, take advantage of our free Christmas gift wrapping, and chat with Seren staff about publishing, writing, reading – and your love of books. We look forward to seeing you! When: 18-22 December, 10am–6pmWhere: Chapter Arts Centre, 40 Market Road, Cardiff, CF5 1QE