Seren Events Archive

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

Discover the mysteries of Wales’ capital city with Peter Finch and Jon Gower in conversation, to celebrate the launch of Peter’s new book, Real Cardiff: The Flourishing City. 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, let Peter Finch guide you through Cardiff ancient and modern, in its everyday and its outlandish glory. Doors open: 18:30 Free event, all welcome – book to reserve your place: real-cardiff.eventbrite.co.uk

An evening of poetry in historic Much Wenlock (home of Wenlock Poetry Festival) featuring Paul Henry, Jo Bell and Philip Gross.  This very special evening with Wenlock Poetry Festival to  mark the successes of past festivals and give an update of plans going forward. Central to the day will be a special celebration of the dedication of the Festival’s founder, Anna Dreda, to Much Wenlock as “a perfect place for poetry”.   PHILIP GROSS has published some twenty collections of poetry, most recently A Bright Acoustic (Bloodaxe, 2017). The Water Table won the T.S.Eliot Prize 2009, and Love Songs...

Join us for May’s First Thursday of the Month event at Chapter, Cardiff, where we celebrate new poetry and fiction.  For May we have three wonderful guest readers. Claire Williamson will read from her hot-off-the-press new poetry collection, Visiting the Minotaur, in which the poet must enter a labyrinth of her own complicated family history, a history beset with secrets and lies, in order to come to terms with her own identity. Samantha Wynne Rhydderch presents her new Rack Press pamphlet, Ling Di Long (a Welsh phrase for ‘walking’), and Will Johnson will read poems from his Eyewear pamphlet...

Come along on Thursday, 03 May for the launch of author Naomi Kruger's debut novel, May, a contemplative tale of what it means to carry the past with you and the power of letting it go. Naomi will discuss the book before taking audience questions and signing copies of the book, which will be available to purchase on the night. This event is free to attend.

Doors: 7.00pm, with welcome drink Event: 7.30pm-8.45pm Featuring: Poets - Claire Williamson, Elizabeth Parker, Bob Walton, Paul Deaton and Violinist - John Pearce ​Book your free place Stay for signing and mingling Claire Williamson's new collection, Visiting the Minotaur: 'With each book, Claire Williamson’s poetry draws closer to the true and unselfconscious marriage of the mythic and the personal. The sometimes painful material of a life gains depth and resonance, while the figures of myth draw closer, to inhabit tender, energetic bodies in this world – bodies that may be endangered, may...

Come along on Saturday, April 28th for the launch of author Naomi Kruger's debut novel, May, a contemplative tale of what it means to carry the past with you and the power of letting it go. Naomi will discuss the book before taking audience questions and signing copies of the book, which will be available to purchase on the night. This event is free to attend.