Seren Events Archive

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

16/09/2018 - 14:00 to 16:00
Cardiff

Octavo's welcomes you to the Sunday Sessions - music and poetry every other Sunday. On 16 September the featured poet is Claire Williamson, whose inventive and intensely felt collection Visiting the Minotaur was published by Seren in April 2018.  For further information see the Facebook event page. Sunday Sessions are free to attend.

15/09/2018 - 19:30
Stourpaine

Carrie Etter will be reading from her fourth collection The Weather in Normal (Seren 2018)  which explores the poet’s loss of her hometown of Normal, Illinois through her parents’ deaths, the sale of the family home, and the effects of climate change. It is a collection at once innovative, emotive, and deeply resonant. The MC for the evening is David Caddy with featured poets Carrie Etter, Sarah Cave and Elisabeth Bletsoe. There will also be open readings fromRachael Clyne, Simon Collings, Richard Foreman and Norman Jope.  For further information and to book visit the Festival website: www....

15/09/2018 - 14:00 to 20/10/2018 - 17:00
Conwy

You are invited to the opening of a new exhibition by Shani Rhys James on Saturday 15 September 2018 at 2pm. The art was produced in New York during a one month residency at Columbia University.  Siani's work for this exhibition was stimulated by the energy of New York and she created the pieces in a totally instinctive way as a response to crowds of people where there was such a mixture of races and the underbelly - extreme rich and poor as in any urban city in this current climate. The exhibition runs until 20th October. The gallery is open from 11am to 5pm, Tuesday to Saturday (Closed...

David Llewellyn’s new book, A Simple Scale (Seren, August 2018) and Gary Raymond’s, The Golden Orphans, are literary thrillers with a stunning sense of history. One mixes the personal with the political in a journey through 30s Leningrad, 50s California and post-9/11 New York. The other transports us to “the dark heart of an abandoned city, on an island once torn by betrayal and war”, where a terrible secret lies. Both are impossible to put down until the end, when you’ll want to start reading from the beginning again. Tickets £5.00/£3.00 or £25/£12 for weekend wristband. For further...

Sarah Philpott is the author of the cookbook The Occasional Vegan (Seren 2018)  a collection of 70 simple, affordable and delicious recipes, suitable for newcomers and long-time vegans alike, that will keep you well-fed and healthy. Sarah's  recipes are accompanied by the story of her own journey to becoming a vegan, exploring the ethical and lifestyle arguments for a plant-based diet.  Sarah will be in conversation with local boy Gaz Oakley who is returning to the city in which he became a chef aged 15. Since changing his diet Gaz has become one of the world’s most watched vegan chefs. Using...

The Friday night Festival fixture showcases some of Wales’ most exciting and engrossing poets. Expect words of wonder from Elizabeth Parker, Claire Williamson, Ross Cogan, Rhian Elizabeth, Mari Ellis Dunning and Rhys Owain Williams. Three of tonight's poets have had collections published by Seren this year: Elizabeth Parker's first full collection of poems, In Her Shambles, a notable debut from a talented young author; Claire Williamson's inventive and intensely felt collection, Visiting the Minotaur and Ross Cogan's startling new collection, Bragr. Rhian Elizabeth's debut novel Six Pounds...