Seren Events Archive

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

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helpful materials for star gazing which reclaims the night sky for the Welsh peoples by repopulating it with the myths superseded by classical mythology, including figures from The Mabinogion.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!

The lives of the Power family were taken in 1999: a mother, her two daughters and their grandmother.  In The Clydach Murders: A Miscarriage of Justice, author and solicitor John Morris asks whether an innocent man, Dai Morris, was wrongfully convicted of this horrific crime. Join John and his wealth of captivating evidence as he illustrates his powerful case that Dai Morris’ conviction was a miscarriage of justice.   Tickets: £5.00/ £3.00. For further information and to book visit the Festival website:

“To be born Welsh is to be born privileged; not with a silver spoon in your mouth, but music in your blood and poetry in your soul.” There’s a whole raft of exciting new poetic voices breathing fire into Brian Harris’ famous words. This showcase gives a platform to some of Wales’ most exciting new poets: Rhiannon Hooson, Rhian Edwards, Emily Blewitt, Sophie McKeand, Susie Wild, Natalie Ann Holbrow and Rhys Milsom. Seren is proud to have published the debut collections by three of these young poets: The Other City by Rhiannon Hooson, This Is Not A Rescue by Emily Blewitt and Rhian Edwards'...