Seren Events Archive

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

Jonathan Edwards Jonathan Edwards’s first collection, My Family and Other Superheroes (Seren, 2014), received the Costa Poetry Award and the Wales Book of the Year People’s Choice Award. It was shortlisted for the Fenton Aldeburgh First Collection Prize. His second collection, Gen, was published by Seren in 2018. He has read his poems on BBC radio and television, recorded them for the Poetry Archive, and led workshops in schools, universities and prisons. He lives in Crosskeys, South Wales, and works as a teacher.   Zoë Brigley Thompson Zoë Brigley Thompson, originally from Maesteg in Wales,...

On Tuesday 9th July, Peter J. Conradi will appear on a special episode of Free Thinking on BBC Radio 3 discussing Iris Murdoch and The Sovereignty of Good. Listen on the day from 10pm. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0144txn Matthew Sweet and guests look at the thought and writing of Iris Murdoch 100 years on from her birth, re-reading her work of moral philosophy she published in 1970, drawing on lectures she had given at universities in England and America. 

Join us for a feast of poetry from 10.30-5pm at Aardvark Books in Brampton Bryan, with poets Jonathan Edwards, (Costa Poetry Winner 2014), Paul Henry, Pauline Prior-Pitt, and very special guest Gillian Clarke, former National Poet of Wales, and founder of Ty Newydd. There will also be an abundance of poetic activities, including interviews, conversation with Jenny Swann and Deborah Alma, and appearances by Jean Atkin, Thirza Clout, poetry prescriptions by the Emergency Poet, and more. The day is curated by Anna Dreda, of Wenlock Books, founder of Wenlock Poetry Festival, with her trademark...

Join us at Chapter Arts centre on Thursday 4th July to celebrate some wonderful works of fiction by Jayne Joso and Katie Munnik, as well as poems by the excellent Zoe Brigley. The event will host readings from all three writers and will be followed by an open mic. Entry £3.  Jayne Joso's most recent novel From Seven to the Sea explores the emotions of childhood and an almost limitless capacity for imagination, invention, and fearlessness as it charts the survival of seven-year-old Esther as she negotiates her mother and stepfather’s dysfunction, and a school environment that exposes her to...

Ahead of the publication of her new book The Longest Farewell, Nula Suchet will be appearing at Wigmore Hall on Tuesday 2nd July for a disucssion with Renée Fleming about the health benefits of music. Following a presentation by Ms Fleming on the power of music as it relates to health, including childhood development, music therapy, and discoveries that are changing our understanding of the brain, Nula and a panel of experts will join her on stage to discuss how listening, performing, or creating music can contribute to wellbeing. Joining Ms Flemming in conversation will be:  Iva Fattorini -...