Seren Events Archive

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

03/10/2015 - 23:00 to 04/10/2015 - 06:00

Twenty brave souls will have the chance to join Tiffany Murray (Sugar Hall) alongside writer and Short and Sweet presenter Rachel New at this year's Birmingham Literature Festival for a night of writing in the creepy and fascinating surrounds of the Newman Brothers’ Coffin Works building. Find out more about the event and book your tickets here.

03/10/2015 - 18:00 to 20:00

Join Francesca Rhydderch (The Rice Paper Diaries) at the Crickhowell Literary Festival on Saturday 3rd October where she'll be talking to Oliver Balch about her writing, reading from her collected work and taking questions from the audience. Tickets are £5 and can be bought here.

Kathryn Simmonds

Kathryn Simmonds & Patricia Ferguson in conversation with Bidisha. The author, journalist and broadcaster Bidisha will interview two other writers of contemporary history whose work she especially admires. Kathryn Simmonds’s debut novel is Love and Fallout (Seren 2014) which tells of a woman revisiting her muddy past at the Greenham Common women’s peace camp.Her first book of poems, Sunday at The Skin Launderette (Seren 2008) won the Forward Prize for best first collection and was longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award. Patricia Ferguson trained in nursing and midwifery, and wrote...

03/10/2015 - 11:00 to 16:00

Join Francesca Rhydderch (The Rice Paper Diaries) at the Crickhowell Literary Festival on Saturday 3rd October for a fiction writing masterclass. ​Tickets are £60/£70 and include lunch and tickets to evening readings. Find out more here.

Join Pascale Petit along with George Szirtes, Billy Ramsell, Thomas McCarthy and Breda Wall Ryan for an evening of poetry readings at this year's Dromineer Literary Festival. Tickets are €12 and can be bought on the door.

First Thurday with Rosie Shepperd, Anne Lauppe-Dunbar and Alison Layland

Celebrate new poetry and fiction at October's First Thursday at the Chapter Arts centre. This month's event features Rosie Shepperd, whose debut poetry collection The Man at the Corner Table was released just recently, and Anne Lauppe-Dunbar, whose first novel, Dark Mermaids, will be arriving this month. They will be joined by the talented Alison Layland, who translated The Colour of Dawn by Yanick Lahens. Following all this, there will be an open mic session. Tickets are £2.50 on the door.   First Thursday is sponsored by Seren, Mulfran and Literature Wales