Seren Events Archive

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

Elizabeth Parker's work will feature in the Arachne Press Solstice Shorts Festival, now in its sixth year. This year the theme is 'Time And Tide' and promises to be a very special event. Performances by actors and authors will take place in seven port towns on coasts and on tidal rivers, in four countries: England, Scotland, Wales and Portugal where audiences will be treated to a selection of stories, poems and songs inspired by water and tides: from the lives of those who make a living on or beside the water to those who make new lives over the water through immigration, emigration and...

16/12/2019 - 13:00 to 14:00
Cletwr

Iolo Williams will be at Cletwr signing copies of his new book Wild Places UK from 1-2pm on Monday 16th December. The follow up to the hugely popular Wild Places (Wales), Wild Places UK is Iolo's guide to his top 40 nature sites in the UK. From Hermaness on Shetland to the London Wetland Centre, from Dungeness in Kent to Loch Neagh, Williams criss-crosses the country. His list takes in coastal sites from marshes to towering cliffs – and distant islands – mountains, valleys, bogs, meadows, woods and land reclaimed from industry. These wild places vary in size from the vastness of The Wash to...

10/12/2019 - 19:00
Ledbury

Hear Jonathan Edwards read at the Ledbury Poetry Salon in December. Jonathan's latest collection Gen was chosen as the People's Choice at the Wales Book of the Year Awards 2019. A book of lions and rock stars, street parties and servants, postmen and voices, Gen is exploration of youth and young manhood.  In the opening sequence, the author sets his own Valleys upbringing against the ’50s youth of his parents and the experience of a range of pop culture icons, including Kurt Cobain and Harry Houdini. These poems give way to a sequence of monologues and character sketches, giving us the lives...

07/12/2019 - 09:30 to 17:30
Newport

SOLD OUT This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry on a one-to-one basis with poet and tutor Jonathan Edwards, a relaxed but in-depth analysis of your poems. Identify strategies for further developing your writing, discuss problems you may be experiencing and look at strategies for taking your work forward. There will be plenty of time to talk about all those things you need to know about writing, revising and submitting your work. Jonathan will be running several one-hour sessions at Cwtsh Arts Centre, Stow Hill, Newport NP20 4HA. £40 for Poetry Society members, £50 for non-...

Join us for our monthly celebration of poetry and fiction at Chapter Arts Centre, this month featuring Tamar Yoseloff and Kate North.  In Kate North’s second collection The Way Out (Parthian) sharp observations of addiction, illness and loss rub shoulders with celebrations of the body.  Meanwhile Tamar Yoseloff's new collection The Black Place, is a dark, gorgeously multifaceted collection partially inspired by Georgia O’Keefe’s paintings of New Mexico landscapes.  Followed by the usual open mic. Entry £3. Please note we can only accept CASH payments for Kate North's collection The Way Out. 

05/12/2019 - 10:00 to 31/12/2019 - 17:00
Cardiff

From the 5th-30th December, twenty of the vibrant photographs from John Briggs and Peter Finch's new book Walking Cardiff will be on display at Waterloo Tea, Penylan. About Walking Cardiff: Join Peter Finch and John Briggs on twenty walks around Cardiff, the bustling capital of Wales. Together they visit the new and the ancient, the difficult, the undiscovered, the lesser-known, the artistic, the entertaining, the quirky and the unexpected. They criss-cross the city, informing, discovering, exploring, and enduring, reviving old routes as they go, from its farthest reaches – Lisvane, Penarth...