Seren Events Archive

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

28/10/2018 - 16:00
Wrexham

A weekend of scientific discovery featuring live planetarium shows and an introduction to the Celtic myths of the night sky with Martin Griffiths and live star gazing from the roof of Ty Pawb! Martin is is a professional astronomer, writer and science presenter whose book Dark Land, Dark Skies: The Mabinogion in the Night Sky was published by Seren in 2017. Tickets: £3.00. 

Join Cardiff expert and legend Peter Finch at Rhiwbina Library, Cardiff, where he will reveal some of the fascinating histories and eccentricities from his new book, Real Cardiff: The Flourishing City. A guide book with a difference, the latest Real Cardiff  takes you through Cardiff ancient and modern, in its everyday and its outlandish glory: from lost rivers and vanished roads to the culinary odyssey of City Road, from the ornate Mahogany Room above Burger King to the new high-rise centre. 7:30pm Free entry  

Fiction Fiesta is an innovative programme of literary events celebrating fiction and poetry from Latin America alongside work by writers from Wales and the rest of the UK. The second of two evening events, this evening’s line-up will include readings from Jorge Fondebrider and Alexandra Teague, followed by a celebration of the release of Stowaway, Richard Gwyn’s new poetry collection. Wine and nibbles will be provided by Deli a GoGo. This is a free event – reserve your place here. Jorge Fondebrider is an Argentinian poet and essayist. Alongside four collections of poetry and numerous...

The novelist and playwright Barney Norris and the pianist, composer and broadcaster David Owen Norris return to their college to discuss The Wellspring (Seren 2018), a new book of interviews on music and cultural inheritance. Uniquely placed, as father and son artists, to engage with the question of how things are passed on, they explore the way a life is formed by what has come before, and the way we form that past as we go through our lives. The book is part memoir, part narrative of how music has changed and grown, and part discussion of the nature of cultural inheritance and of artistic...

Fiction Fiesta is an innovative programme of literary events celebrating fiction and poetry from Latin America alongside work by writers from Wales and the rest of the UK. This evening event – the first of two – will feature authors W.N. Herbert, Ailbhe Darcy & Andrés Ehrenhaus.  This is a free event – reserve your place here. W.N. Herbert, born in Dundee, is an internationally acclaimed poet who writes in English and Scots, and who has twice been shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize. Herbert is the author of a dozen poetry collections, including the two volumes of Omnesia (2013) and...

20/10/2018 - 19:30
London

Writing It Out – A evening of unflinching poetry with Claire Williamson, Christina Thatcher, and Helen Calcutt. Each with her own unique approach approach to writing trauma they will share poems written directly from human experience, delving into themes of loss, grief, and the deep psychological effects of change.  Claire's inventive and intensely felt collection Visiting the Minotaur was published by Seren earlier this year. A Q&A session will take place after readings followed by book signings. Floor spots will also be available, with a limit of six places. To book your spot on a first...