Seren Events Archive

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

We can’t wait to celebrate the launch of Norena Shopland’s new book, Forbidden Lives, which delves into the untold LGBT history of Wales with fascinating portraits of key figures, both ancient and modern. Join us at the Cardiff Story Museum on Thursday 30 November for this fantastic free event. All are welcome, so invite your friends – but please reserve your place by RSVPing to Complimentary refreshments will be served.    

29/11/2017 - 19:30 to 22:30

Join us for Collective - an evening celebrating poets who have recently published (or are due to publish) a new collection. Entertaining, amusing, thought-provoking, and surreal, this Parthian & Seren event special will feature some fantastic poets, including: SOPHIE MCKEANDROBERT WALTONPAUL DEATONRHIAN EDWARDSKATE NORTHRHIAN ELIZABETHMARI ELLIS DUNNING Don't miss out on this incredible collection of poets! The event is FREE but there will be alcohol, coffee, tea, cake and books available to buy. Tell us you’re attending on the Facebook event page.    

27/11/2017 - 18:00
Newcastle upon Tyne

Join Jonathan Tulloch in a hilarious, heart-breaking tour of Larkinland. Walk the streets of Larkin’s poetry, meet some of his memorable characters, watch love threaten to bloom. Known for his number one Geordie hit, The Season Ticket, Tulloch’s new novel turns to love and books and bicycle clips in 1950s Hull. A consummate performer of his own work, expect gut laughter and much heart wrenching.   ‘Rarely have I heard anyone talk so movingly about literature as Jonathan Tulloch’  – Open Book Radio 4. Buy your tickets now.    

‘Great comedy, exciting developments and very moving moments.’ – The Daily Mail ‘A thoroughly original, startling and very good novel indeed.’ - Fay Weldon  Join author Maria Donovan at Beach and Barnicott, Bridport, to celebrate the launch of her debut novel, The Chicken Soup Murder, a blending together of thriller and murder-mystery in which a young boy must come to terms with acceptance and grief. This is a free event and all are welcome to attend. Please RSVP to  

17/11/2017 - 19:30 to 10/12/2017 - 22:30
Portland, Oregon

Belfast Girls by Jaki McCarrick will open at Shaking the Tree Theatre, Portland, Oregon, USA, in November.  The play is directed by Gemma Whelan and is presented by one of Portland’s foremost theatre companies, Corrib Theatre. The Portland production marks the fifth international production of this all-female play, which was Windy City Times’ Critic’s pick when it premiered in Chicago in 2015, and marks the West Coast Premiere of the play. Belfast Girls  is about five young women who depart Ireland during the Irish Famine. Based on true accounts, it’s also about emigration and the female...

Rhiannon Hooson’s Wales Book of the Year-nominated debut collection The Other City encompasses Greek myth and the Mongolian Steppe, while Emily Blewitt’s This Is Not A Rescue charts trauma, recovery and cat ownership with emotional clarity and wry humour. They are joined by Francesca Murphy, whose captivating performances interweave poetry and song. Free event: To book, visit