Seren Events Archive

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

22/04/2018 - 15:30
Cheltenham

Ben Wilkinson will be reading from his debut collection Way More Than Luck (Seren 2018). From the thumping heartbeat of the distance runner to the roar of football terraces across the decades the collection confronts the struggles and passions that come to shape a life. Tickets: £5.00 - £7.00. For further information and to book visit the Festival website: www.cheltenhampoetryfest.co.uk or ring the Box Office on 01242 220860.

The final night of the Aber Writing Fest will kick off with novelist Tyler Keevil and his musician brother Jonathan Keevil performing a dramatized reading with music. Next up poet Giles L. Turnbull will share his work followed by Seren poet and musician Rhian Edwards, known for her dazzling performance style. Tyler Keevil is an award-winning novelist, screenwriter, and short story author from Vancouver; his brother Jonathan Keevil is a musician and filmmaker who composed the soundtrack for the indie hit film Bellflower. To celebrate the UK launch of Tyler’s new novel, No Good Brother (...

An evening of poetry where Martyn will be reading new poems. Other readers are Frogmore Papers editor, Jeremy Page, MsLexia Competition prize-winner, Bryony Littlefair, Jude Willetts and Marvin Orville. There will also be an open mic. Martyn's most recent collection, The Lovely Disciplines, was published by Seren in 2017. Entrance: £4.00/£3.00 concessions. For further information visit Poetry in Palmers Green.

Owen Sheers will introduce a screening of the The Green Hollow: an extraordinary memorial to the 1966 Aberfan disaster. The BBC commissioned Sheers to write a film-poem, including performances by Michael Sheen, Jonathan Pryce, and Sian Phillips, to mark the 50th anniversary of the disaster in 2016. Faber and Faber are now bringing this powerful and hugely moving film-poem into print in a beautiful hardback edition of The Green Hollow this April. The film screening will be followed by a Q&A session with Owen Sheers and a chance to buy and have your book signed. ​The Green Hollow is a...

The population of Wales accounts for 4.8% of the UK – and diversities within the country rarely exceed 20%; people with hearing loss account for around 19%, blind about 3%, and black and Asian around 17%. How then, does one find, and write, a history that will appeal to 80+% of the UK? Particularly when that history is a controversial one, such as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (6-10% of the UK population)? Using the methods developed to write Forbidden Lives: LGBT stories from Wales, Norena Shopland explains how she found hidden people from history and how she made it relevant to...

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...