Seren Events Archive

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

POSTPONED INDEFINITELY Seren poets, Lynne Hjelmgaard and  Andre Mangeot will be reading from their new collections. Lynne;s poetry is especially lyrical and structural, capturing her experiences of loss, love and the discovering of a new sense of place. She has published two collections with Seren, A Boat Called Annalise  in 2016 and last year, her latest collection, A Second Whisper, a thoughtful and sensitive collection that reflects the changing identities of a woman: in motherhood, in widowhood, in friendship and grief. André  has published two poetry collections,  two books of short...

POSTPONED INDEFINITELY Wales and Islam: contact, coexistence and conflict in nine centuries of literature. Award-winning poet and critic Dr . Grahame Davies will be delivering a lecture on Wales and Islam to the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion ​showing the full and surprising story of the Welsh relationship with Islam. The lecture is based on the material of Grahame's 2011 Seren book, The Dragon and the Crescent, which examines nine hundred years of contact between Wales and the Muslim world. The discussion will be chaired by Professor Thomas Charles-Edwards. For further information visit...

Talk now SOLD OUT but Iolo will be signing copies in the gift shop afterwards from 3:30pm.  Join us for an intimate illustrated talk and book signing with television's Iolo Williams, as he shares stories and highlights from his fantastic new book Wild Places UK (Seren 2020). The UK is known for its natural beauty and its wildlife and in this new, lavishly illustrated book Iolo picks his favourite forty wildlife sites in the UK to demonstrate how they are all packed with the widest variety of trees, plants, birds, animals and insects. Price: £20 (£15 for RSPB members)Numbers are strictly...

A Welsh /Irish Sunday with facts, fictions and stunning photographs. Author and photographer Phil Cope will be talking about his latest book The Living Wells of Wales ( Seren, 2019) which takes us on a journey through the sacred wells of Wales, from the Anglesey to Gwent. On his way he discovers wells in city centres and, quite literally, in the middle of nowhere – on mountainsides, in deserted valleys, on the coast, in sea caves. They include healing wells, cursing wells, and wells named for saints, Satan, witches, angels, fairies, friars, nuns, hermits, murderers and hangmen. Cope’s...

In the final Border Crossings session of this festival, we feature two poets -  Lynne Hjelmgaard and Maja Lee Langvad -  who use poetry to explore themes of identity through an international lens. Lynne Hjelmgaard's poetry is especially lyrical and structural, capturing her experiences of loss, love and the discovering of a new sense of place. She has published two collections with Seren, A Boat Called Annalise  in 2016 and last year, her latest collection, A Second Whisper, a thoughtful and sensitive collection that reflects the changing identities of a woman: in motherhood, in widowhood, in...

05/03/2020 - 19:30 to 21:00
Cardiff

First Thursday returns to Chapter for another monthly instalment of literature and poetry. This month we are joined by Rhiannon Hooson, author of The Other City (Seren 2016) who will read poems from her collection as well as new work. Also joining us is Des Mannay whose new collection 'Sod 'em - and tomorrow' was recently published by Waterloo Press. ​ PLEASE NOTE we will be in the PEILOT ROOM this month NOT Media Point. ​  As usual, the readings will be followed by our open mic.  Doors open 7:30pm, entry £3 on the door.