Seren Events Archive

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

14/09/2020 - 10:00 to 18/09/2020 - 14:00

Join us on a Tŷ Newydd writing course from your own home for a week of experimenting with poetry. Group workshops to inspire new work and techniques will be delivered digitally in the mornings, with afternoons set aside for your writing. You will take part in one-to-one tutorials with both Jonathan and Kim to help you improve and hone your individual poems. You will also be offered the opportunity to meet in small groups informally to discuss your progress. To inspire your own work, you will be invited to join two exclusive evenings of poetry readings: one evening featuring the tutors, and...

Peter J Conradi joins Thomas Harding  in conversation with Anne Sebba for Family Business from Willesden Cemetery, part of the Life Lines virtual showcase.  About Family stories are the mainstay of Willesden Cemetery. Thomas Harding’s forebears the Salmons and Glucksteins, many of whom are buried there, built the Lyons catering and hotels empire that was a British household name for more than a century. Peter J Conradi’s ancestors came from Europe in the 1870s and continued a family tradition in engineering and railways. Join these phenomenal story-tellers as they delve deep into the business...

Virtual First Thursday returns this September for another great evening of poetry and fiction. This month we'll be joined by André Mangeot reading from his collection Blood Rain, Euron Griffith reading from his new novel Miriam, Daniel and Me and poet Paul Henry author of The Glass Aisle .  Tickets £2, available from Eventbrite here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/virtual-first-thursday-september-tickets-117740257279 The readings will be followed by our usual open mic. If you would like to sign up in advance, please email sarahjohnson@serenbooks.com. 

On Sunday 30th August, Katherine Stansfield will be reading from her new collection We Could Be Anywhere By Now alongside Christina Thatcher, Todd Dillard and Mab Jones in an international  Zoom reading where they'll be exploring physical, emotional and social distances.  Timings: 2:30pm EST7:30pm BST Please email landscapewriting@gmail.com for the link to attend.  You can also find out more on the Facebook event here. 

This Thursday, Presteigne Festival will release a new video as part of their digital festival in which Peter J. Conradi will introduce readings from his book At the Bright Hem of God. The video will be available to view on www.presteignefestival.com until 31 December 2020.  Watch the video. This event is part three of Presteigne Digital's Readings from Border Country series. Nicholas Murray, author of Crossings, is also part of the series. Find out more. 

This Wednesday, Presteigne Festival will release a new video as part of their digital festival in which Nicholas Murray will introduce readings from his books Crossings: A Journey Through Borders and The Yellow Wheelbarrow (Melos Press). The video will be available to view on www.presteignefestival.com until 31 December 2020.  Watch the video. This event is part two of Presteigne Digital's Readings from Border Country series. Peter J. Conradi, author of At the Bright Hem of God, is also part of the series. Find out more.