Seren Events Archive

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

Talk now SOLD OUT but Iolo will be signing copies in the gift shop afterwards from 3:30pm.  Join us for an intimate illustrated talk and book signing with television's Iolo Williams, as he shares stories and highlights from his fantastic new book Wild Places UK (Seren 2020). The UK is known for its natural beauty and its wildlife and in this new, lavishly illustrated book Iolo picks his favourite forty wildlife sites in the UK to demonstrate how they are all packed with the widest variety of trees, plants, birds, animals and insects. Price: £20 (£15 for RSPB members)Numbers are strictly...

A Welsh /Irish Sunday with facts, fictions and stunning photographs. Author and photographer Phil Cope will be talking about his latest book The Living Wells of Wales ( Seren, 2019) which takes us on a journey through the sacred wells of Wales, from the Anglesey to Gwent. On his way he discovers wells in city centres and, quite literally, in the middle of nowhere – on mountainsides, in deserted valleys, on the coast, in sea caves. They include healing wells, cursing wells, and wells named for saints, Satan, witches, angels, fairies, friars, nuns, hermits, murderers and hangmen. Cope’s...

In the final Border Crossings session of this festival, we feature two poets -  Lynne Hjelmgaard and Maja Lee Langvad -  who use poetry to explore themes of identity through an international lens. Lynne Hjelmgaard's poetry is especially lyrical and structural, capturing her experiences of loss, love and the discovering of a new sense of place. She has published two collections with Seren, A Boat Called Annalise  in 2016 and last year, her latest collection, A Second Whisper, a thoughtful and sensitive collection that reflects the changing identities of a woman: in motherhood, in widowhood, in...

05/03/2020 - 19:30 to 21:00
Cardiff

First Thursday returns to Chapter for another monthly instalment of literature and poetry. This month we are joined by Rhiannon Hooson, author of The Other City (Seren 2016) who will read poems from her collection as well as new work. Also joining us is Des Mannay whose new collection 'Sod 'em - and tomorrow' was recently published by Waterloo Press. ​ PLEASE NOTE we will be in the PEILOT ROOM this month NOT Media Point. ​  As usual, the readings will be followed by our open mic.  Doors open 7:30pm, entry £3 on the door. 

Come and hear four excellent poets -  Lynne Hjelmgaard, Chris Beckett, Jane Kirwan and Anne Stewart - read from their new collections. Local musician, Steve Halliwell, who has worked extensively with Roger McGough and Carol Ann Duffy, will provide music with a poetic lilt. There will also be six floor poets. Lynne Hjelmgaard's poetry is especially lyrical and structural, capturing her experiences of loss, love and the discovering of a new sense of place. She has published two collections with Seren, A Boat Called Annalise  in 2016 and last year, her latest collection, A Second Whisper, a...

From Robert Browning to Carol Ann Duffy, Patience Agbabi to Simon Armitage, many writers have explored the joy of how writing from the point of view of someone — or something — else can free the creative shackles and unleash poems of great power. Make your poems sing in new voices by joining this masterclass with Jonathan Edwards, whose second collection, Gen, features a host of voices, from cities to lions, historical figures to retail park trees. Drawing on the work of a range of poets, you will draft poems in a number of different voices. What would it be like to be an animal or an...