Seren Events Archive

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

30/05/2019 - 15:00

Bristol-based poet Elizabeth Parker will be showcasing her acclaimed debut collection, In Her Shambles (Seren 2018). Also performing will be Lantern Carrier, a charismatic regular on the London scene. Plus open-mic - sign up by 2.30pm.  £6/5 concessions. Open mic spots £4. For further information visit:    

29/05/2019 - 14:30

Dylan Moore hosts this conversation about two extraordinary novels. In Jayne Joso’s latest novel From Seven to the Sea (Seren 2019) seven-year-old Esther must negotiate adult dysfunction, and a school environment that exposes her to further prejudice and injustice. The novel is a window onto the world of a child who rejects convention and expectation. Deborah Kay Davies’ Tirzah and the Prince of Crows is set in a remote valley in Wales in 1974. As sixteen year old Tirzah struggles against the confines of her community, juggling everyone’s expectations and trying to find her own way in the...

A reading and discussion for an after-dark audience. Damian Walford Davies’ latest book Docklands (Seren 2019) is a ghost story told in fifty poems, set in Victorian Cardiff as an architect pursues his commission to level three terraces to make way for a new square. A painted medieval devil in a graveyard awakens unhallowed forces in Michelle Paver’s gothic thriller set in Edwardian Suffolk: Wakenhyrst.  Chaired by Tiffany Murray, author of Sugar Hall (Seren 2014). Tickets: £8.00. For further information and to book visit the Festival website:

28/05/2019 - 17:30
Hay on Wye

WALES: A TAPESTRY OF LITERATURE AND LANDSCAPE. Damian Walford Davies will be joined by Jon Anderson and Mary-Ann Constantine draw on the Literary Atlas project to explore the relationship between literature and landscape which has long fascinated writers, storytellers and readers. This is particularly evident in Wales, where the physical, fabled, industrial and social landscapes continue to influence the fiction that defines the country and its culture. Damian's latest book Docklands: A Ghost Story has just been published by Seren. Tickets: £8.00. For further information and to book visit the...

Seren throws a poetry party at the Hay Festival featuring four new collections from supremely talented poets. Costa Award-winning Jonathan Edwards reads from Gen, a book of sharp yet beautifully warm and humane poems. Catherine Fisher’s  first collection in twenty years The Bramble King, includes poems on imaginary planets and princes, on the summer solstice, on drawing, on a glass shop – and a clockwork crow.  Rhiannon Hooson’s beautifully resonant first collection The Other City was shortlisted for Wales Book of the Year. Elizabeth Parker’s In Her Shambles is a fantastic debut of spikey,...

18/05/2019 - 12:00 to 22:00

Martyn Crucefix,  is one of an astonishing line-up of sixty poets participating in a  non-stop Poem-a-Thon over ten hours to raise money for The Poetry Society. Each poet will read for eight minutes, entry is by donation, and you can come and go as you please. There’ll also be a tombola – your chance to win fabulous prizes! You can also sponsor a poet individually on the Poetry Society's JustGiving page, or support the event generally via the Donations page. Martyn's collection The Lovely Disciplines was published by Seren in 2017. For further information about the event and a full list of...