Seren Events Archive

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

Join us for the Pontypridd launch of Sabrina's Teardrop, the latest of the Inspector Chard mysteries, with author Leslie Scase who will be in conversation with Louise Mumford, Co-Chair of Crime Cymru. Refreshments will be provided and signed copies will be on sale. All are welcome.This event is free, but registration is essential. To reserve your place visit: www.eventbrite.co.uk The Inspector Chard mysteries are a series of novels set in the heyday of Victorian Britain. Until now, Thomas Chard has been solving crimes in Pontypridd. Now he returns to his native Shrewsbury, and the...

21/11/2022 - 19:00
ONLINE

Join us online for the launch of award-winning poet Judy Brown's third collection Lairs (Seren 2022)  with readings and discussions celebrating some collaborations which supported and inspired parts of the book. With poet and musician Barbara Marsh; Mathematician Professor Beth Wingate and Professor Peter Challenor, a mathematician whose work on Uncertainty Quantification inspired some of the poems. Lairs brings together something primal and secret – the lair as haven for a wild or feral animal – with the poem framed as a mathematical equation. Here, the lair is both the community at large...

20/11/2022 - 14:00
Bishops Castle

Join us for the launch of Goliat, the long-awaited follow-up to Rhiannon Hooson’s debut collection The Other City (Seren 2016). The title poem takes us to the Barents Sea and the dark waters of a Russian oil field named Goliat – a whale, a giant, a monster – to the ‘singular infinities of the wintering sea’, where something is starting to sing. This intelligent, sensuous second collection tackles the precariousness of climate emergency and of existing in a human body, along with poems exploring the monstrous and the more-than-human, and the intimate histories of women and their work....

17/11/2022 - 19:30
Porthcawl

Join us at the Stage Door, Grand Pavillion, Porthcawl for the launch of Delirum with author Robert Minhinnick and guests Peter Morgan, Laura Wainwright and Lucy Bourke. Beginning with a real 1945 diary kept in Burma, and Minhinnick telling stories to his mother in her care home, Delirium is a book of short prose pieces that range from war-stricken Baghdad, to a Middle Eastern island devoted to sustainability, from a Stereophonics gig in Sydney, to the writer’s intimately imagined Welsh sand dunes. Throughout we encounter the Covid pandemic, threats of extinction, and images of post-...

Join us online for the launch of Angola, America (Seren 2022) by Sammy Weaver, winner of this year’s Mslexia Poetry Pamphlet Competition. Angola, America takes its name from a prison in Louisiana in the southern United States. With tenderness and rage, these poems sing with urgency as they breach the silences surrounding the ongoing horrors of capital punishment and our criminal (in)justice systems.  Sammy's poems have appeared in The Moth, The Irish Times, The Island Review and Anthropocene, and have been anthologised in various collections.  She won The Moth Magazine’s Nature Writing...

15/11/2022 - 19:00
Shrewsbury

Join us for the launch of Sabrina's Teardrop, the latest of the Inspector Chard mysteries, with author Leslie Scase. Refreshments will be provided and signed copies will be on sale. All are welcome.This event is free, but registration is essential. To reserve your place visit: www.eventbrite.co.uk The Inspector Chard mysteries are a series of novels set in the heyday of Victorian Britain. Until now, Thomas Chard has been solving crimes in Pontypridd. Now he returns to his native Shrewsbury, and the circumstances under which he left are revealed. Arrested for murder and imprisoned in the...