Seren Events Archive

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

You are invited to the premiere 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. The American premiere will take place in Carnegie Hall in New York on Armistice Day itself, November 11th.  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...

Poet Anne-Marie Fyfe presents readings, talk & music on writers and the sea, from great novelists, travel-writers & poets of the past – along with readings from the local writers who’ve taken part in her Edge of the Depths workshops. From the constant, recurring presence of the sea in her first five collections of poetry, to new work from her current writing/travel project combining poetry & prose memories, of growing up, of life by the sea in Cushendall, and of other coastal locations she’s experienced on her travels. With sea-music by Cahal Dallat (accordion/mandolin/flute)....

16/09/2018 - 14:00 to 16:00
Cardiff

Octavo's welcomes you to the Sunday Sessions - music and poetry every other Sunday. On 16 September the featured poet is Claire Williamson, whose inventive and intensely felt collection Visiting the Minotaur was published by Seren in April 2018.  For further information see the Facebook event page. Sunday Sessions are free to attend.

15/09/2018 - 19:30
Stourpaine

Carrie Etter will be reading from her fourth collection The Weather in Normal (Seren 2018)  which explores the poet’s loss of her hometown of Normal, Illinois through her parents’ deaths, the sale of the family home, and the effects of climate change. It is a collection at once innovative, emotive, and deeply resonant. The MC for the evening is David Caddy with featured poets Carrie Etter, Sarah Cave and Elisabeth Bletsoe. There will also be open readings fromRachael Clyne, Simon Collings, Richard Foreman and Norman Jope.  For further information and to book visit the Festival website: www....

David Llewellyn’s new book, A Simple Scale (Seren, August 2018) and Gary Raymond’s, The Golden Orphans, are literary thrillers with a stunning sense of history. One mixes the personal with the political in a journey through 30s Leningrad, 50s California and post-9/11 New York. The other transports us to “the dark heart of an abandoned city, on an island once torn by betrayal and war”, where a terrible secret lies. Both are impossible to put down until the end, when you’ll want to start reading from the beginning again. Tickets £5.00/£3.00 or £25/£12 for weekend wristband. For further...

Sarah Philpott is the author of the cookbook The Occasional Vegan (Seren 2018)  a collection of 70 simple, affordable and delicious recipes, suitable for newcomers and long-time vegans alike, that will keep you well-fed and healthy. Sarah's  recipes are accompanied by the story of her own journey to becoming a vegan, exploring the ethical and lifestyle arguments for a plant-based diet.  Sarah will be in conversation with local boy Gaz Oakley who is returning to the city in which he became a chef aged 15. Since changing his diet Gaz has become one of the world’s most watched vegan chefs. Using...