Seren Events Archive

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

Author and photographer Phil Cope will be talking about his latest book The Living Wells of Wales (Seren 2019). Phil takes us on a journey through the sacred wells of Wales where he discovers wells in city centres and, quite literally, in the middle of nowhere – on mountainsides, in deserted valleys, on the coast, in sea caves. They include healing wells, cursing wells, and wells named for saints, Satan, witches, angels, fairies, friars, nuns, hermits, murderers and hangmen. Cope’s atmospheric photographs are accompanied by folk tales, myths and legends, conversations with well-keepers and...

A unique evening of powerful words will begin with readings from exciting Welsh poets Jonathan Edwards and Mari Ellis Dunning.  will be reading from his latest collection Gen (Seren 2018)  featuring his characteristic humour, warmth formal range and swaggering music. His popular and critically lauded debut collection, My Family and Other Superheroes (Seren 2014) was the winner of that year's Costa Poetry Award and the Wales Book of the Year People’s Choice award. There will also be dazzling bi-lingual poetry and music from literary activist, lyricist, rapper, singer songwriter and performance...

11/04/2019 - 19:30
Merthyr Tydfil

Jonathan Edwards will be reading from his latest collection Gen (Seren 2018)  featuring his characteristic humour, warmth formal range and swaggering music. His popular and critically lauded debut collection, My Family and Other Superheroes (Seren 2014) was the winner of that year's Costa Poetry Award and the Wales Book of the Year People’s Choice award. Free entry for both audience and open mic contributors. There will also be a raffle, with prizes.

Terrific double bill of poets! Jonathan Edwards' popular and critically lauded debut collection, My Family and Other Superheroes (Seren 2014) was the winner of that year's Costa Poetry Award and the Wales Book of the Year People’s Choice award. His latest collection Gen (Seren 2018) delivers a worthy follow up featuring Jonathan's characteristic humour, warmth, formal range and swaggering music. Luke Wright began writing poetry after being influenced by Martin Newell and John Cooper Clarke.He is the author of six solo poetry stage shows and is a regular on BBC Radio often contributing to...

Join us at April's First Thursday with new poetry and fiction at Chapter Arts Centre. This month features Damian Walford Davies and his poetic ghost story set inVictorian Cardiff: Docklands (Seren 2019) Joining him will be Diana Powell reading from her new thriller set in West Wales, Esther Bligh. Entry: £3.00.

Poets, Nicky Arscott, Julia Forster and Helen Sandler read from the new anthology published this week by Seren, Poems from Snowdonia.  Edited by Amy Wack, the collection is part of Seren’s pamphlet series celebrating the spirit of place. The dramatic mountain ranges of the Snowdonia National Park take centre stage here, with their craggy peaks and waterfalls, along with the abundant wildlife. Featuring 31 poems from 30 poets among them Katherine Stansfield, Carol Rumens, Peter Finch, Gillian Clarke, Andre Mangeot, Zoe Skoulding, Christine Evans, the three reading today and many, many more....