Seren Events Archive

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

26/08/2017 - 08:30 to 15/10/2017 - 17:00

Part of the Celebration of Welsh Contemporary Painting, in partnership with Cyfarthfa Castle and Glasbury Arts, Redhouse, Merthyr, will be displaying the work of one of Wales's leading artists, Ken Elias. Born in 1944, into a working-class family in Glynneath, Elias's childhood was formed during the 1950s. He attended art school in the 1960s during the height of the Pop Art movement in the UK. His work is held in a number of public collections, including the National Museum of Wales, the National Library of Wales, the Arts Council of Wales, Brecknock Museum & Art Gallery and the...

Come along to Waterstones Lancaster, King Street, on 25 August to celebrate the launch of Graham Mort’s masterly tenth collection of poetry, Black Shiver Moss. Graham will be introduced by poet and publisher Mike Barlow, and will then read from and discuss the influences behind his latest collection. There will also be a Q&A session and book signing. This is a free event and all are welcome to attend – no tickets required.   About Black Shiver Moss:Black Shiver Moss is Graham Mort’s dazzling tenth collection. His work is first of all a hymn to the rough-hewn landscapes and the tough,...

Nicholas Murray
25/08/2017 - 11:00

"What do we mean when we talk about borders?" Nicholas Murray introduces his latest book, Crossings: A Journey through Borders (Seren) and reads from his poetry collection The Migrant Ship (Melos). Part travel book, part personal journey, part meditation on the meaning of borders, literal and metaphorical, Crossings is also rooted in the author’s thirty-year residence in the Radnor Valley in the border country of Mid-Wales.Tickets £7.50 unreserved. Refreshments available. Transport Festival Bus departs from Presteigne at 10.30am (Advance return Bus Tickets are bookable online, and attract a...

2017 marks the sixtieth anniversary of the Wolfenden Report, a British government inquiry into homosexuality and prostitution, which most famously recommended that certain consensual homosexual acts should not be illegal. Come along to the Cardiff Story Museum for an evening of talks exploring LGBT history, featuring Seren author Norena Shopland, whose book Forbidden Lives: LGBT Histories of Wales, is due for publication in October. This is a free event and all are welcome to attend.    

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

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...