Seren Events Archive

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

07/09/2017 - 20:00 to 22:00
Cilgerran

Springwatch’s Iolo Williams opens this year’s PENfro festival with an illustrated talk, showcasing Wales’ stunning nature places: from Skomer Island to Magor Marsh, from Oxwich on the Gower to Gronant Dunes. Learn about the great array of wildlife hidden amongst the Welsh landscape, and how to make the most out of all Wales has to offer. Iolo Williams is a Welsh naturalist and broadcaster, best known for his BBC Wales and S4C nature programmes. The presenter of 17 TV series in two languages, he is also a presenter on BBC network’s Nature Watch programmes, an author in Welsh and English and a...

Celebrate new poetry and fiction at Cardiff’s Chapter Arts Centre as First Thursday returns after the summer break for a special Mulfran authors event. Aamer Hussein will read from his illustrated collection of short stories, Love & its Seasons, ‘a beautiful poetic gem’, says Mirza Waheed. Hussein was born in Karachi and lived there, and in India, before moving to London at the age of 15. He is the author of a number of short story collections and novels, as well as reviews and essays. Wales’ own Mab Jones will read from her most recent poetry collection, take your experience and peel it...

* SOLD OUT *   Join us at the Teifi Marshes Centre, Cardigan, to learn more about magnificent Skomer Island, a National Nature Reserve just off the Pembrokeshire coast. Former Skomer Warden, Rosanne Alexander and naturalist, Iolo Williams host an insightful and intimate talk and presentation into Skomer Island’s important wildlife and landscape. Rosanne and Iolo will give an impressive insight into the island’s important birds, seals and other inhabitants, including its significant breeding populations of manx shearwaters and puffins, and reveal what they know about Skomer’s important...

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

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
Discoed

"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...