Seren Events Archive

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

We are delighted to be holding an event with Cardiff legend Peter Finch, author of Walking Cardiff and Real Cardiff among many others, to discuss his latest book Edging the City.  Peter is perhaps the foremost chronicler of Cardiff, past and present. His response to the 2020 lockdown restrictions confining people to their local authority area was to begin walking the boundary of his. This was in a mirror of his long walk along the south Wales coast recorded in Edging the Estuary. Edging the City explores (often literally) why and where borders exist, their purposes, legal and geopolitical...

20/06/2022 - 10:00 to 25/06/2022 - 17:00
Pontypridd

This week is Independent Bookshop Week 2022! Several Seren authors are signing books at Storyville Books in Pontypridd as part of our #IndieBookshopWeek partnership. Our sales manager Simon will also be in store all day on Wednesday 22nd June getting some first hand experience as a book seller and chatting about publishing. Pop in and say hello.   Wednesday 22nd June 12:00 Daryl Leeworthy – Elaine Morgan: A Life Behind the Screen 13:00 Sophie Buchaillard – This Is Not Who We Are   Friday 24th June 13:00 Peter Finch – Collected Poems    Saturday 25th June 10:00 Patrick Corcoran – Last Light...

Angela Graham, along with five other poets, who are ‘expert’ in Sanctuary, have collaborated to to create the collection Sanctuary: There Must Be Somewhere (Seren Books, 2022). ‘Moon’ is from Iran; Csilla Toldy is from Hungary and knows what it is like to have been a refugee; Phil Cope is a specialist in sacred sites; Viviana Fiorentino is an economic migrant from Italy working with asylum seekers and Glen Wilson imagines confrontation on the Mexican border and acted as a mentor for Angela’s work.  Safe, sacrosanct, holy… Endangered, violated, profaned… We live between these tensions. We want...

Angela Graham, along with five other poets, who are ‘expert’ in Sanctuary, have collaborated to to create the collection Sanctuary: There Must Be Somewhere (Seren Books, 2022), ‘Moon’ from Iran; Csilla Toldy is from Hungary and knows what it is like to have been a refugee; Phil Cope is a specialist in sacred sites; Viviana Fiorentino is an economic migrant from Italy working with asylum seekers and Glen Wilson imagines confrontation on the Mexican border and acted as a mentor for Angela’s work.  Safe, sacrosanct, holy… Endangered, violated, profaned… We live between these tensions. We want to...

Join us to celebrate the launch of Penarth-based author Sophie Buchaillard's debut novel This Is Not Who We Are  (Seren 2022) which is available to pre-order now.  In the summer of 1994, two sixteen-year-old girls exchanged an unlikely correspondence. Iris, a French girl, growing up in Paris and Victoria, a Rwandan refugee in the camp of Goma, Zaïre. One day, the letters stopped. What became of Victoria? Was Iris's father somehow involved in the genocide?  Twenty years on, Iris, now a mother and journalist living in London, is haunted by the fate of her former pen friend and sets out to find...

Join Jayne Joso for a rare work in progress reading of her new novel I Fed the Birds where you will be free to ask her about the process of construction and writing, the challenges and the moments of breakthrough. I Fed the Birds is an attempt to explore an elderly marriage in which out-dated social and marital values push two people entirely out of shape, and, when dementia emerges, pulls focus so tight, it burns all in its path. The novel engages closely with issues of identity, compassionately exploring dimensions of self and what it means for any of us to feel ‘whole’. Jayne has published...