Seren Events Archive

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

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

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...

04/10/2019 - 20:00
Porthcawl

Join us on Friday 4 October for the launch of Robert Minhinnick's new novel Nia. Hear readings from the book in the town that inspired its setting. With music and photographs by Peter Morgan showing the Porthcawl Fairground and local instances of climate change, two of the book’s themes. Guest reader: Kristian Evans Free entry, with signed copies of the book available for £9.99.

Join us for our monthly celebration of poetry and fiction at Chapter Arts Centre, this time featuring Robert Minhinnick reading from his new novel Nia and Steve Griffiths reading from Weathereye: Selected Poems. Followed by the usual open mic. Entry £3. Regretfully, we will only be able to accept card payments for Nia. Thank you for your co-operation.    About the books:  Nia Nia Vine is about to fulfil a dream by exploring an unmapped cave. With her will go two friends brought up in the same seaside town. They have travelled the world, but Nia, who has recently become a mother, feels her...

Enjoy an evening of live literature from three established and award-winning poets, David Clarke, Ross Cogan and Amanda Bonnick, as they take you on a thought provoking spoken word journey at The Hive. David Clarke Winner of the Michael Marks award in 2013, David’s first collection, Arc, was published by Nine Arches Press in 2015 and was longlisted for the Polari Prize. Scare Stories was published by V Press in 2017 and was named a Poetry School ‘Book of the Year.’ Ross Cogan Ross has published three collections: Stalin’s Desk (2005) and The Book I Never Wrote (2012) and Bragr (2018) with...

03/10/2019 - 19:00
Barry

In the year that marks the 80th anniversary of the commencement of the most deadly conflict in the history of the world, the Barry at War Group is hosting a WW2 presentation by local poet and academic Professor Tony Curtis entitled: Wales and Second World War: poets, painters, pacifists and my parents. What connects Barry and the traitorous Nazi broadcaster “Lord HawHaw”?  Who in Glamorgan painted the only recorded pictures of black GIs? Which Welsh poet helped to break the Enigma Code? And why was Dylan Thomas machine gunned in west Wales? Following his successful 2018/19 series of talks on...

03/10/2019 - 18:00
Swansea

This year's Fringe kicks off with a big party with entertainment and activities for all ages. Seren poet Rhian Edwards will be performing along with other poets, live bands and acoustic sessions. Rhian is a multi-award winning poet. Her first collection of poems Clueless Dogs (Seren 2013) won Wales Book of the Year, the Roland Mathias Prize for Poetry and Wales Book of the Year People’s Choice. Her pamphlet Brood was also published by Seren in 2017. Rhian is known for her dazzling performance style and her vivid, often acutely personal poems.  For further information and to book please visit...