Seren Events Archive

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

30/09/2017 - 10:00 to 11/03/2018 - 17:00

This exhibition celebrates the major gift of photographs from David Hurn’s private collection and marks the opening of Amgueddfa Cymru’s first gallery dedicated to photography. Throughout his career as a documentary photographer and member of Magnum Photos, Hurn has been an avid collector of photography. Remarkably, he has amassed his private collection by swapping works with other photographers. The collection comprises approximately 700 photographs by leading 20th and 21st century photographers such as Henri Cartier-Bresson, Eve Arnold, Sergio Larrain, Bill Brandt, Martine Franck, Bruce...

Join acclaimed poet Paul Henry and Stornoway frontman Brian Briggs for a unique performance of music and poetry. Following a reading from his collections, The Brittle Sea (Seren 2010) and Boy Running (Seren 2015) Paul will be joined on stage by Brian as they perform their collaborative work, The Glass Aisle – a haunting piece which crosses the borders between poem and song lyric. Tickets are free but a free Curiosity Explorer Ticket will be needed. Visit the Carnival website for further details:

Bethany W. Pope
28/09/2017 - 19:15 to 22:00

Pighog is back for the Autumn season starting with a Sestina & Sonnet Special. Featured poets are Bethany Pope, Robert Hamberger and Christina Thatcher. Bethany is an LBA winning author, and a finalist for the Faulkner-Wisdom Awards, the Cinnamon Press Novel competition, and the Ink, Sweat and Tears poetry commission. Her debut novel, Masque (Seren 2016) is a richly gothic re-telling of Gaston Leroux's phantom of the opera.  The evening will also feature Plus the always popular Pighog Open Mic (2 minute slots each). Going for over ten years, Pighog is one of the longest-running live...

28/09/2017 - 14:00 to 17:00

Be it the mass trespass, the right to roam or a walk in the landscape, Derbyshire poet Judy Brown will help you explore what freedom means for local people and places in your own poetry and inspired by museum objects in this event, organised by Buxton Museum. Judy's second book of poems, Crowd Sensations (2016), is a Poetry Book Society recommendation. This is a free workshop, but advanced booking is essential as places are limited. Book your place now. If you need to amend or cancel your booking before the event, please do so via Eventbrite.    

For millennia, humans have looked to the night sky and wondered.  Wonder no more as Martin Griffiths shows off his stargazing expertise and his Celtic interpretation of the night sky.  He’ll share stories from his book Dark Land, Dark Skies, an engaging astronomical guide complete with star charts and other helpful materials for star gazing which reclaims the night sky for the Welsh peoples by repopulating it with the myths superseded by classical mythology, including figures from The Mabinogion. Tickets: £5.00/£3.00. For further information and to book visit the Festival website: www....

24/09/2017 - 14:00
Hemel Hempstead

A six-book event featuring Caroline Smith, Sue Hampton, Emma-Claire Sweeney, Leslie Tate and Sue Hampton.  Caroline's most recent collection The Immigration Handbook (Seren 2016) is the fruit of her career as an Immigration Caseworker for one of the most diverse inner-city areas in London. There will be interviews, readings, Q and A, live music by Minnie Birch and signed copies available of all six books. Entrance is Free!