Seren Events Archive
The latest news on Seren’s books, authors, events and prizes.
Katrina will be sharing her clay-smeared poems at the Feast & Flames event. Katrina was the first ever Poet-in-Residence here when she wrote a notebook-full of poems inspired by the Leach Pottery and by learning to throw on the wheel. Her highly acclaimed second full collection, The Way the Crocodile Taught Me, was published by Seren in 2016. This event will round-off Leach Pottery's 10 Year Anniversary celebrations and as well as Katrina's reading includes food, drink and a live firing. For further information visit Katrina's website: www.katrinanaomi.co.uk
November’s First Thursday event is a celebration of the new issue of Poetry Wales magazine, with three guest readers: Richard Gwyn and Ailbhe Darcy, who both have poems featured in the new issue, and Katherine Stansfield who will be reading some new fiction. Entry is £3 and redeemable with a purchase of any book – there will be a varied selection available, including Richard Gwyn’s new collection, Stowaway. Doors open 7:30pm.
A weekend of scientific discovery featuring live planetarium shows and an introduction to the Celtic myths of the night sky with Martin Griffiths and live star gazing from the roof of Ty Pawb! Martin is is a professional astronomer, writer and science presenter whose book Dark Land, Dark Skies: The Mabinogion in the Night Sky was published by Seren in 2017. Tickets: £3.00.
Join Cardiff expert and legend Peter Finch at Rhiwbina Library, Cardiff, where he will reveal some of the fascinating histories and eccentricities from his new book, Real Cardiff: The Flourishing City. A guide book with a difference, the latest Real Cardiff takes you through Cardiff ancient and modern, in its everyday and its outlandish glory: 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. 7:30pm Free entry
Fiction Fiesta is an innovative programme of literary events celebrating fiction and poetry from Latin America alongside work by writers from Wales and the rest of the UK. The second of two evening events, this evening’s line-up will include readings from Jorge Fondebrider and Alexandra Teague, followed by a celebration of the release of Stowaway, Richard Gwyn’s new poetry collection. Wine and nibbles will be provided by Deli a GoGo. This is a free event – reserve your place here. Jorge Fondebrider is an Argentinian poet and essayist. Alongside four collections of poetry and numerous...
The novelist and playwright Barney Norris and the pianist, composer and broadcaster David Owen Norris return to their college to discuss The Wellspring (Seren 2018), a new book of interviews on music and cultural inheritance. Uniquely placed, as father and son artists, to engage with the question of how things are passed on, they explore the way a life is formed by what has come before, and the way we form that past as we go through our lives. The book is part memoir, part narrative of how music has changed and grown, and part discussion of the nature of cultural inheritance and of artistic...