Seren Events Archive

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

Singer-songwriter Brian Briggs (former frontman of indie-folk band Stornoway) and award-winning Welsh poet Paul Henry perform tracks from their new album 'The Glass Aisle'. 'The Glass Aisle' is a mesmerising collaboration of songs and poetry set on the Monmouthshire-Brecon canal, which has toured UK festivals and played on Mark Radcliffe's BBC Radio 2's Folk Show.  Paul’s lyrics transport the listener deep into the frozen landscape on the cusp of spring through the portal of Brian’s pure tenor, in this piece filled with presences including poacher-fisherman John Moonlight, Marconi - who...

Join us for April’s First Thursday event at Chapter, Cardiff, where we will enjoy an evening of new poetry and fiction. Paul Henry will read from his acclaimed tenth collection, The Glass Aisle, with poems inspired by the rich history and wildlife of the Monmouthshire and Brecon canal. Naomi Krüger will read from her captivating debut novel, May, in which the fragmented memories of a woman suffering from dementia are unwittingly pieced together by family and her carer to reveal a long-buried mystery. After the guest readers we will have the famous open mic – all are invited to read one poem...

04/04/2018 - 18:30 to 21:00

Join Sarah Philpott at the Cardiff Story Museum for an evening of vegan inspiration as we celebrate the launch of her new cookbook, The Occasional Vegan. You will have the chance to enjoy tasters of food from the book, and also to hear about Sarah’s vegan journey and the inspiration behind her delicious recipes. Sarah will also be available to sign copies of the book. Families & children welcome. Please book your free ticket to guarantee your place:  

30/03/2018 - 20:00

Next reader at Porthcawl’s ‘Green Room’ is poet and musician, Paul Henry, launching his new collection, The Glass Aisle (Seren 2018). The book moves between rage and stillness, past and present, music and silence.  It is Paul’s tenth book and will delight with its assured lyricism. Copies of The Glass Aisle will be on sale on the night and Paul will be delighted to sign copies. There will also be an open mic. Entrance £4.00. Everybody welcome!  

29/03/2018 - 19:30
Bradford on Avon

Paul Deaton is Guest Poet at Bradford on Avon's popular reading series, Words & Ears.  Paul's debut collection debut collection, A Watchful Astronomy (Seren 2017), is a Poetry Book Society winter recommended read. The second Guest Poet is Ramona Herdman. There will be also an open mic so bring a poem, story or song to share, or just bring yourself. All performers and listeners welcome: open mic slots always available. £4 on the door.

24/03/2018 - 10:00 to 13:00

Martyn will lead a Workshop/Discussion on Robert Frost’s poetry. His most recent collection, The Lovely Disciplines was published by Seren in 2017. Tickets:  £25 (£20 concessions). Advance booking only. Contact Martyn for further details: Email: or Tel: 07943328666.