Seren Events Archive

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

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...

07/09/2018 - 19:30 to 21:30
Kendal

Main Reading with Judy Brown and Kayo Chingonyi. Judy Brown was a popular Poet-in-Residence at The Wordsworth Trust in 2013 and makes a welcome return to Cumbria. Her most recent collection Crowd Sensations (Seren, 2016) is a highly original exploration of both city and rural landscape. Kayo Chingonyi’s debut collection Kumukanda (Chatto, 2017) is a compelling examination of identity and masculinity and the influence of grime music. Kayo is well-known for the energy and dynamism of his performances. Dove Cottage Young Poets Sophie Hansen and
 Em Humble will also be performing during this...

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...

07/09/2018 - 18:30 to 19:30
Cardiff

Poems at The Park Hotel,  A brief literary history of one of Cardiff’s major landmarks with poet, author and critic Peter Finch. Peter is author of the hugely popular Real Cardiff  books, published by Seren and series editor for the 'Real' series. In his new book Real Cardiff The Flourishing City (Seren 2018), Peter tracks some of the creative outrages perpetrated in the name of literature at this 150-year old institution.  We’ll also hear a little about how, in an age of wind-power, the world’s greatest coal port has boomed again. Cardiff – as much a destination now as it is a place to live...

07/09/2018 - 14:00
Kendal

Kendal Library host a reading from two Cumbrian poets, Polly Atkin and Kate Davis. Polly’s collection Basic Nest Architecture (Seren, 2017) weaves together poems which explore both the natural landscape and the landscape of the body and the impact of illness. Kate’s first collection The Girl Who Forgot How To Walk will be published by Penned In The Margins in 2018. It tells the story of a small child who falls into the sea and explores disability across a shifting landscape.  Free entry, maximum numbers 30.  Booking ahead advised. For further information and to book visit the Festival website...