Seren Events Archive

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

Come along to Martin Griffiths’ late-night astronomy event to kick off this year’s Llangwm Literary Festival. Explore the mythology of the night sky from a Welsh perspective as we enjoy tales of ancient Wales and how they can be explored via the constellations that are familiar to us today. The night sky represents a heritage that all cultures weaved together to immortalise their gods and heroes and provide an oral tradition that ensured the survival of their forms of sky-lore and ideologies. Tickets: £2.50 Book now

07/08/2017 - 16:00 to 12/08/2017 - 10:00

Character Portraits – Escaping the Ego will focus upon constructing and depicting characters and personalities in poetry, using friends, family, lovers and strangers, objects and emotions, and most fundamentally, writing in the second and third person. This will inject verve and versatility into your writing, while sidestepping the inevitable trappings of purely autobiographical verse. Tutor: Rhian Edwards – Poet Rhian Edwards is a multi-award winning poet. Her first collection Clueless Dogs (Seren) won Wales Book of the Year 2013, the Roland Mathias Prize for Poetry 2013 and the People’s...

07/08/2017 - 16:00 to 12/08/2017 - 10:00

Jonathan Edwards is guest reading on this week long course which will consider how best to articulate our thoughts about the body; the body praised, the body mourned, the body touched, the body in decline, the body in ecstasy; how we can translate the paradoxically physical and ephemeral body into poetry on a page. An exciting and engaging course which will use workshops, close readings and discussion to explore the body in a poem and the body as a poem. Our bodies, and the bodies of those around us, are often how we first make contact with the outside world and how we articulate our own...

04/08/2017 - 20:00

The opening event of the National Eisteddfod of Wales on Anglesey will see the premiere of a new musical commission by the composer Paul Mealor to words by Seren author Grahame Davies to commemorate the centenary of the death of the Welsh First World War poet, Hedd Wyn.  The piece, entitled ‘Gorffwysgan Hedd Wyn’, commissioned by the Eisteddfod, will be performed by the 250-strong Eisteddfod choir, and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.  There are limited tickets still available: £25 Adults/£17 Under 16's. For further information and to book visit the Eisteddfod website: www.eisteddfod....

04/08/2017 - 19:30 to 23:30

Join Martin Griffiths for the Snowdonia stop on his Myths & Legends Astronomy Tour of Wales. With his new book, Dark Land, Dark Skies, Martin offers a Celtic reclamation of the night sky, and in this event you will learn about Welsh myths and their connection to the stars. This will be an exciting evening of astronomy, storytelling and connection to our culture. Good news – this is a free event and all are welcome to attend! Guarantee your place: register now.       

24/07/2017 - 16:00 to 29/07/2017 - 10:00

This four day course invites both new and experienced poets to develop their art within a friendly, supportive environment. A combination of workshops, readings and one-to-one tutorials will explore the craft and mystery of writing poetry. The value of learning from a broad range of poetic voices will underscore workshops partly inspired by the inner landscape of Memory and by the stunning dales surrounding the retreat. Tutorials will help you in the redrafting of your poems and in approaches to form. Above all else, ‘Writing Poetry’ will offer you precious time and space to enjoy refining...