Seren Events Archive

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

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 sarahjohnson@serenbooks.com. 

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 sarahjohnson@serenbooks.com 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...

Seren and Cardiff Hubs & Libraries are delighted to host poets Catherine Fisher, Rhian Edwards and Katherine Stansfield for an online reading from their latest collections. Please RSVP to sarahjohnson@serenbooks.com to receive the link. Hosted by Seren in conjunction with Cardiff Hubs & Libraries. The Bramble King by Catherine Fisher includes poems on imaginary planets and princes, on the summer solstice, on drawing, on a glass shop and a clockwork crow: rich tales with imaginative twists and unexpected characters.  The Estate Agent’s Daughter by Rhian Edwards is acute and wryly...

15/07/2020 - 20:00 to 21:30

On Wednesday 15th July, Ouse Muse will be hosting Tamar Yoseloff for their online monthly meeting. Tamar will be reading poems and discussing the writing of her new collection The Black Place.  Register your interest through their Facebook event here.  Buy the book so you can think of questions to ask Tamar on the evening: The Black Place

13/07/2020 - 18:00

Sarah Wimbush will be at the next online meeting of Puzzle Poets reading from her debut pamphlet Bloodlines.  Find out more on their website here or register your interest by emailing puzzlepoetry@gmail.com.