Seren Events Archive

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

26/10/2019 - 19:30

Gale Burns and Chris Beckett are proud to present Mimi Khalvati, with her new book, and Deryn Rees-Jones, multi-award winning poet and editor of Pavilion Poetry. Deryn's most recent collection, Erato  is her eighth for Seren and was published earlier this year. Tickets £7/5 low income. For more information and to book visit: 

Katherine Stansfield will be reading alongside Frank Olding and John Jones at this monthly poetry happening organised by Ric Hool. Entry: £5 on the door  

12/10/2019 - 10:00
St Endellion

Mary J. Oliver will join Sean Thomas, Paul Fiddes​ and Natasha Carthew​ at the North Cornwall Book Festival for thier 'Cream of Cornish' event, a free cabaret of varied readings from the work of writers with a strong Cornish connection, compered by novelist Patrick Gale. This year our four writers with strong ties to Cornwall could hardly vary more. Bestselling Sean Thomas, who also writes as Tom Knox, reads from the latest of his psychological thrillers written as S K Tremayne. Newlyn-based Mary J. Oliver reads from her debut, Jim Neat, a traumatic memoir of Cornish pioneering. Distinguished...

Funny, subversive, fearless and fiercely intelligent, Iris Murdoch was one of the finest minds of her generation.  Friend and biographer Peter J Conradi, novelist Charlotte Mendelson and journalist Alex Clark mark her centenary year. Conradi is English Professor Emeritus at Kingston University. He is an author and journalist, and is known as the official biographer of Iris Murdoch, whose essays and letters he also collected and edited, in separate volumes. His latest book is a memoir, Family Business, which was published by Seren earlier this year. Tickets are £8.00 plus booking fee. For...

06/10/2019 - 19:00

Lynne Hjelmgaard reads from her new collection A Second Whisper alongside Linda Black, Timothy Ades, Steven Fowler and Marianne Burton at the Torriano Meeting House for their Torriano Locals night. 

05/10/2019 - 18:00 to 19:00

To kick off your Saturday evening at the Swansea Fringe, come and listen to three poets making waves in the Welsh literary scene and beyond. A past winner of the Welsh Poetry Competition, Rae Howells’ poems often have nature at their heart, exploring the importance of our deep human connection with the natural world. Taylor Edmonds has collaborated with BBC Sesh and the Nescio Ensemble, and writes poetry that comes from a feminist perspective, exploring what it's like to be all kinds of women in today's society. And, last but certainly not least, Costa Prize-winning Jonathan Edwards’ poems...