Seren Events Archive

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

The latest speaker at Sustainable Wales’s Green Room  is author and photographer Phil Cope. His latest book The living Wells of Wales was published by Seren in 2019. It is the fourth title in the Holy Wells series, and is preceded by volumes on Scotland, Cornwall and the Borderlands. Phil’s talk will concentrate on Porthcawl’s own wells, including his rediscoverey of ‘Burrows Well’/Ffynnon y Twyni, located in the ‘ancient monument’ area of Newton Burrows. He will also be speaking about the ‘Schwyll’ aquifer, otherwise known as ‘the great spring of Glamorgan’, one of the largest springs in the...

A reading from two of Wales’ finest poets. Gillian Clarke, the National Poet of Wales 2008-2016 and Deryn Rees-Jones, a poet, editor and literary critic. Deryn has published eight collections of poems for Seren. Her selected poems, What It’s Like to Be Alive, was published in 2016 and was a PBS Special Commendation. Her latest collection, Erato, a Poetry Book Society Recommendation, was published earlier this year and has been shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Literary Prize. Price: £10 (£12 on the door). For further information and to book visit:

12/01/2020 - 19:00

We are delighted that Deryn Rees-Jones' latest collection Erato (Seren 2019)  is shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize! Named after the Greek muse of lyric poetry, Erato combines documentary-style prose narratives with the passionate lyric poetry for which Rees-Jones is renowned.The themes within the collection are manifold but particularly focus on personal loss, desire and recovery, in the context of a world in which wars and displacement of people has become a terrifying norm.  Don't miss this opportunity to hear Deryn and the other  poets on the shortlist reading from their own work, on...

21/11/2019 - 11:00 to 04/01/2020 - 16:30

Acclaimed photographer David Hurn’s latest exhibition in Wales will present a series of images shot within a 25 mile radius of the Workers Gallery in the Rhondda valley between 1967 to the present, David became a member of the prestigious Magnum Agency in 1967, and during the seventies established the acclaimed School of Documentary Photography at Newport, Wales. Since leaving there he has photographed and taught around the world. He has published two books of photography for Seren, Writing the Picture (Seren 2010) and Living in Wales (Seren 2003).  Gallery open  Thursday, Friday &...