Seren Events Archive

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

02/03/2023 - 19:30 to 21:30
Cardiff / hybrid

Join us in person and online as Seren First Thursday once again returns to Chapter Arts Centre where we'll be joined by guest readers Peter Finch and Philip Gross. Join us in person or watch the main readings via Facebook live here  When: Thursday 2nd MarchWhere: Media Point, 1st Floor, Chapter Arts Centre, Canton, Cardiff, CF5 1QE & via Facebook LiveTime: Readings will start at 7:30pm GMT. Doors open 7pm.Tickets: £3 on the door   About the authors: Peter Finch is a poet, writer, performer, walker and literary entrepreneur living in Cardiff. In 2022, ...

Join us for an evening with Clare Morgan and Tim Pears in conversation about their short fiction. Clare Morgan is a fiction writer and literary critic who lives in Gwynedd and Oxford.  She has published two short story collections for Seren, An Affair of the Heart and Scar Tissue  and her stories have been widely anthologised, and broadcast on BBC Radio 4. Tim Pears is an acclaimed author has taught creative writing for the Arvon Foundation, Oxford University, and Ruskin College, among others. Tickets: £3.00. For further information and to book visit:

Following publication of the third book in The Inspector Chard mysteries, Sabrina’s Teardrop (Seren 2022) join author Leslie Scase who will be discussing his latest novel, late Victorian crime and the Inspector Chard series in general with a Q&A to follow. Refreshments will be available and signed copies will be on sale. The event is free but please register to let us know you’ll be attending. For futher information and to book visit:

Hammad Rind is a Welsh-Pakistani writer, translator and the author of the debut novel Four Dervishes (Seren 2021), a playful social satire with elements of magic realism. Drawing on a long tradition of storytelling the novel skewers issues like religious bigotry, injustice, the denial of women’s rights, and class division. Lavishly inventive, verbally rich, an exotic confection, it is both darkly thematic and humorously playful. In this event at Grangetown Library Hub, Hammad will be in conversation with Cardiff based poet, writer and literary content creator Taz Rahman whose debut poetry...

Join poets Elizabeth Parker, Robert Walton, Lisa Lopresti and Kaz Michael for a poetry winter warmer at Coffee #1 in Bristol. These four exciting poets will be reading a selection of recent and published poems. There's an open mic, so you can share your own poetry in the welcoming ambience of this gorgeous cafe. Hot beverages and cakes will be available. If you'd like to book an open mic slot, please email Elizabeth Parker at Limited slots available. This event is free but please book in advance at

Angela Graham is a white woman with short hair. She is wearing a blue dress and is talking to someone out of shot.

Angela Graham will be reading at Ye Olde Murenger House in Newport on 15th February for their 85th Open Mic Spoken Word Extravaganza! Angela will be reading from her poetry collection Sanctuary: There Must Be Somewhere and her short story collection A City Burning which was longlisted for the Edge Hill Short Story Prize. Her reading will be followed by an open mic.  Admission £5.00 on the door/£3.00 concessions (students, OAPS, or if you wish to read your own work on the night). Starts 7:30pm.  Fundraiser by CWTSH to help run the former Stow Hill Library.