Seren Events Archive

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

18/11/2018 - 14:00 to 16:30

The Sunday Sessions are twice-monthly evenings of music and live poetry readings at Octavo’s Book Café & Wine Bar, Cardiff Bay. In this event, Paul Deaton will be taking the stage. Paul’s debut collection A Watchful Astronomy is a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. The event will start at 2:00pm sharp.  

17/11/2018 - 15:30 to 17:00

As part of the Kendal Mountain Festival, award-winning poet Yvonne Reddick shares her poetry about mountains, hiking and her father's sudden death in the Highlands.  These poems explore risk, obsession and grief, but they also take us on an uplifting journey towards healing. Translating Mountains (Seren 2017) he Mslexia Magazine women's poetry pamphlet prize and was a favourite pamphlet of 2017 in the Times Literary Supplement.  Yvonne lectures in Creative Writing at the University of Central Lancashire. She has completed classic treks and scrambles such as the Tour du Mont Blanc and the...

Join Carrie Etter for the London launch of her new collection, The Weather in Normal. Carrie will read a selection of poems from the book. The evening will also feature special guests John Clegg, Jane Yeh and Kathryn Maris. This is a free event. All are welcome to attend.    

Join us for the launch of Dear Mona: Letters from a Conscientious Objector, which contains the letters exchanged between Jonah Jones and Mona Lovell. The book not only tells the story of Jonah and Mona’s intense relationship, but also reveals Jonah’s experience of the Second World War and the evolution of his character, from gauche Len Jones to artist Jonah Jones. It is a remarkable, immediate account – intensely personal, yet also a record of history: the Home Front, pacifism, D-Day and Belsen, and the tensions in Palestine, which resonate still today. Jonah’s son and the editor of the book...

You are invited to the American premiere, on Armistice Day, of a new choral work by Paul Mealor with words by Grahame Davies. 'The Souls of the Righteous' is a Requiem commissioned by the Chapel Royal of Scotland to commemorate the centenary of the Armistice.   Grahame  is a poet, novelist, editor and literary critic, who has won numerous prizes, including the Wales Book of the Year Award. He is the author of 15 books in Welsh and English and his poetry has been translated into many languages. For further information visit Grahame's website:

11/11/2018 - 12:00 to 25/11/2018 - 15:00

This exhibition features the striking contemporary photographs taken by Aled Rhys Hughes of Mametz Wood, the site of the most significant battle in World War I for Welsh troops.  Aled's photographs also appear in the book Mametz (Seren 2016)  where they are accompanied by a ‘timeline’ of the battle, a period map, and an essay by Jeremy Hooker on the photographs and their relationship with the landscape and the men, now long gone, who took part. The exhibition runs from 11th - 25th November. Opening times are Tuesday and Saturday 11am - 3pm, also by arrangement. There will be a special opening...