Seren Events Archive

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

17/11/2018 - 15:30 to 17:00
Kendal

As part of the Kendal Mountain Festival, award-winning poet Yvonne Reddick shares her poetry about mountains, hiking and her father's sudden death in the Highlands.  These poems explore risk, obsession and grief, but they also take us on an uplifting journey towards healing. Translating Mountains (Seren 2017) he Mslexia Magazine women's poetry pamphlet prize and was a favourite pamphlet of 2017 in the Times Literary Supplement.  Yvonne lectures in Creative Writing at the University of Central Lancashire. She has completed classic treks and scrambles such as the Tour du Mont Blanc and the...

Join Carrie Etter for the London launch of her new collection, The Weather in Normal. Carrie will read a selection of poems from the book. The evening will also feature special guests John Clegg, Jane Yeh and Kathryn Maris. This is a free event. All are welcome to attend.    

Join us for the launch of Dear Mona: Letters from a Conscientious Objector, which contains the letters exchanged between Jonah Jones and Mona Lovell. The book not only tells the story of Jonah and Mona’s intense relationship, but also reveals Jonah’s experience of the Second World War and the evolution of his character, from gauche Len Jones to artist Jonah Jones. It is a remarkable, immediate account – intensely personal, yet also a record of history: the Home Front, pacifism, D-Day and Belsen, and the tensions in Palestine, which resonate still today. Jonah’s son and the editor of the book...

You are invited to the American premiere, on Armistice Day, of a new choral work by Paul Mealor with words by Grahame Davies. 'The Souls of the Righteous' is a Requiem commissioned by the Chapel Royal of Scotland to commemorate the centenary of the Armistice.   Grahame  is a poet, novelist, editor and literary critic, who has won numerous prizes, including the Wales Book of the Year Award. He is the author of 15 books in Welsh and English and his poetry has been translated into many languages. For further information visit Grahame's website:  www.grahamedavies.com

The Glass Aisle is a mesmerising collaboration of songs and poetry by award-winning Welsh poet Paul Henry and singer-songwriter Brian Briggs, former frontman of indie-folk band Stornoway. Set on the Monmouthshire-Brecon canal, Brian’s pure tenor voice and Paul’s lyrics transport the listener deep into a frozen landscape on the cusp of spring. The Glass Aisle has toured UK festivals and played on Mark Radcliffe’s BBC Radio 2’s Folk Show. It is also the title of Paul Henry’s new poetry collection, published by Seren. Tickets: £15/£35 with lunch. For further information and to book visit the...

10/11/2018 - 19:30
Glasgow

You are invited to the premiere of a new choral work by Tom Harrold with words by Grahame Davies. 'A Glasgow Elegy' has been commissioned by Glasgow University to commemorate the centenary of the Armistice. Grahame  is a poet, novelist, editor and literary critic, who has won numerous prizes, including the Wales Book of the Year Award. He is the author of 15 books in Welsh and English and his poetry has been translated into many languages.  Tickets: £10 (student concession £5 with ID) on door from 6.45pm subject to availability. Advance ticket reservations from 15 October by emailing music@...