Seren Events Archive

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

On Sunday 30th August, Katherine Stansfield will be reading from her new collection We Could Be Anywhere By Now alongside Christina Thatcher, Todd Dillard and Mab Jones in an international  Zoom reading where they'll be exploring physical, emotional and social distances.  Timings: 2:30pm EST7:30pm BST Please email for the link to attend.  You can also find out more on the Facebook event here. 

This Thursday, Presteigne Festival will release a new video as part of their digital festival in which Peter J. Conradi will introduce readings from his book At the Bright Hem of God. The video will be available to view on until 31 December 2020.  Watch the video. This event is part three of Presteigne Digital's Readings from Border Country series. Nicholas Murray, author of Crossings, is also part of the series. Find out more. 

This Wednesday, Presteigne Festival will release a new video as part of their digital festival in which Nicholas Murray will introduce readings from his books Crossings: A Journey Through Borders and The Yellow Wheelbarrow (Melos Press). The video will be available to view on until 31 December 2020.  Watch the video. This event is part two of Presteigne Digital's Readings from Border Country series. Peter J. Conradi, author of At the Bright Hem of God, is also part of the series. Find out more. 

In July, the JAM on the Marsh music and arts festival in Kent will be recording a new series of poems by Grahame Davies produced in response to the Covid pandemic.  The sequence of poems has been commissioned by the festival to accompany a performance of Faure's Requiem by the Gesualdo Six ensemble. The concert will be premiered on Youtube on August 14, after being recorded in accordance with strict social distancing regulations.   

On Thursday 30th July, Seren are delighted to host the virtual launch for Euron Griffith's new novel Miriam, Daniel and Me.  His first novel in English, it is a gripping story of relationships and simmering political unrest in 1960s Gwynedd, driven by love, jealousy and vendetta. Jon Gower will be leading the conversation with Euron on the night and actress Rakie Ayola will be performing readings from the book.  To register your interest and receive the details for the event, please email 

In this special online reading, we will be joined by the three poets shortlisted in the poetry category for the Wales Book of the Year 2020 ahead of the winner being announced on Friday 31st July.  To register for the event, please RSVP to and you will be sent the link.  About the books: Footnotes to Water, Zoë Skoulding Footnotes to Water imagines a river as a transverse section, cutting through urban and rural spaces, connecting places that are themselves in flux. Zoë Skoulding follows the mysterious path of the culverted Afon Adda in Bangor, close to where she...