Seren Events Archive

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

25/05/2018 - 19:00 to 20:30
Upton Cross

Enjoy poetry readings from Peter Finch and Liz Berry on the opening night of Bodmin Moor Poetry Festival. Liz Berry’s first book of poems, Black Country, (Chatto, 2014), was some debut – described by The Guardian as a ‘sooty, soaring hymn to her native West Midlands’ it was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation, received a Somerset Maugham Award and won the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Award and the Forward Prize for Best First Collection. Peter Finch is quite simply a bastion of British poetry over the past half-century. From 1966 – 1975 he edited and published the seminal Second Aeon magazine, ...

24/05/2018 - 14:00 to 15:00
Preston

Naomi Krüger, will present her debut novel, May (Seren 2018) which is about the complexities of memory and is partly narrated by a character with Dementia. May is a contemplative tale of what it means to carry the past with you and the power of letting it go. Entrance is free and no booking is required. For more information please contact: longridge.library@lancashire.gov.uk 

24/05/2018 - 14:00 to 15:00
Preston

Naomi Krüger, will present her debut novel, May (Seren 2018) which is about the complexities of memory and is partly narrated by a character with Dementia. May is a contemplative tale of what it means to carry the past with you and the power of letting it go. Entrance is free and no booking is required.

22/05/2018 - 14:30 to 15:30
Leyland

Naomi Krüger, will present her debut novel, May (Seren 2018) which is about the complexities of memory and is partly narrated by a character with Dementia. May is a contemplative tale of what it means to carry the past with you and the power of letting it go. Entrance is free and no booking is required.  Naomi will also be available for Q&A and book signing. This event is free, but booking is required via  www.eventbrite.co.uk  For further information contact: leyland.library@lancashire.gov.uk 

Free admission — all welcome Paul Deaton was born in London and raised in Wales. His Seren collection A Watchful Astronomy is a Poetry Book Society Winter Recommended 2017 and a Jen Campbell read of 2017. Paul was runner-up in the Arvon International Poetry Competition 2010, winner of the SaveAs Writers International Poetry Prize 2016, and more recently shortlisted for the Wolverhampton Poetry Prize 2018. His work appears regularly in The Spectator, is included in York Press for G.C.S.E. poetry study guides, and in various magazines & anthologiesincluding PNReview, The London Magazine,...

19/05/2018 - 18:15 to 20:00
St Davids

An illustrated talk by Phil Cope revealing the history and mystery of one of Wales’ best-kept secrets. Phil Cope is a photographer, writer, teacher, and cultural exhibition designer whose recent subjects have included the footballer John Charles, Paul Robeson and Wales and the Spanish Civil War. In recent years he has turned his attention to the holy wells of Wales, as part of a conservation project led by Keep Wales Tidy. The number of holy wells in Wales has decreased from almost two thousand fifty years ago to perhaps a few hundred today. They range from almost invisible rock-strewn holes...