Seren Events Archive

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

25/02/2021 - 19:00

In his new book The Owl House (Seren 2021) Daniel Butler explores mid-Wales in a journey that begins with a pair of barn owls which nested in the barn of his ancient farm house near Rhayader. It is a book for nature lovers of all kinds that comes at a time when our appreciation of the natural world has never been higher. In this event Daniel will give us an insight into the book, ending with a live audience Q&A. The event is free and is hosted on Facebook Live by Cowbridge Library. For further information visit:

‘Elaine Morgan: Welsh Lives On Screen’ - Dr Daryl Leeworthy in conversation with Jon Gower 2021 marks forty years since the first broadcast of Elaine Morgan’s masterpiece of long-form televisual storytelling, 'The Life and Times of David Lloyd George.' Spread over nine episodes, starring Merthyr Tydfil-born Philip Madoc, and set to a soundtrack by the Italian master composer, Ennio Morricone, the serial brought history to new audiences. By then, Elaine Morgan had been writing for television for more than 25 years. She was an acknowledged master of the art. This conversation marks Elaine...

Join editors Zoë Brigley Thompson and Kristian Evans for a celebratory reading from forthcoming landmark anthology 100 Poems to Save the Earth, due to be published in June 2021. They will be joined by two of the poets featured in the anthology Joanna Klink and Maggie Wang.  Tickets £5. More information can be found on 

At this online event as part of the Kendal Poetry Festival, Abeer Ameer will read from her eagerly awaited first collection Inhale/Exile alongside Jen Hadfield. Abeer Ameer's debut collection Inhale/Exile explores her Iraqi heritage and the 1970’s Britain experienced by her parents. Jen Hadfield's collection The Stone Age (Picador) also explores place and what we inherit, focusing in on her Shetland home, its people and their working lives. Dove Cottage Young Poet Fleur Parkin will also perform at this event. Tickets £5. Full details can be found on 

14/02/2021 - 12:00 to 13:00

Meet the author Leslie Scase as he explores the world of late Victorian crime and punishment in this illustrated talk, bringing this fascinating era and subject alive. Leslie shares his research and how this led to writing his crime novel Fortuna's Deadly Shadow the start of a compelling murder mystery series packed with history and intrigue. Within his presentation, the author covers the background to the period and explains: - how crime was able to flourish; the types of crime that were prevalent; and how the forces of law and order responded. The talk includes an interactive section where...

Join Wenlock Books live on Zoom for an hour of poetry on the theme of Love - what will survive of us. Special guest Paul Henry will be reading some of his own poems, specially chosen, and a gathering of some twenty plus readers will share their favourite poems on the enduring nature of love. There will be poems from Carol Ann Duffy, Jackie Kay, Louis Macneice, Owen Sheers, Philip Larkin, Alun Lewis, Stevie Smith, Jackie Morris and many others! Paul Henry has published seven collections of poetry for Seren, most recently The Glass Aisle (2018). For  details and to join the breakfast (bring...