Seren Events Archive

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

House of Small Absences
25/11/2015 - 19:30

Wednesday 25 November, 7.30 pm, Open Mic Poetry with guest reader Anne-Marie Fyfe at Jubilee Hall, New Park Centre Chichester West Sussex PO19 7XY

24/11/2015 - 18:30 to 20:00

Join Helen Blackhurst at The Gutter Bookshop in Dublin for the launch of her stunning debut novel, Swimming on Dry Land. Entry is free and wine will be provided - what's not to like? Set in a small fictional mining town in south-west Australia, Monica Harvey, a twelve-year-old English girl, is looking for her younger sister, Georgie.  The Harvey family has recently moved to Akarula, having been persuaded to set out in search of a new life by their rich Uncle Eddie, who owns the town.  Monica discovers Georgie down one of the disused mine shafts but when she returns later that day with her...

Join Tamar Yoseloff at Caroline Wiseman Modern and Contemporary for the launch of her latest collection, A Formula for Night: New and Selected Poems. Tamar will be reading from her work alongside some guest poets. Refreshments will be provided and admission is free.

Join poets Elaine Feinstein and Jonathan Edwards (My Family and Other Superheroes) at this year's Woodstock Poetry Festival, where they'll be discussing and reading from their work, which is heavily influenced by family, friends and heroes. For tickets (£8) and more information, contact: / 01993 812760

Join Patrick McGuinness and Rian Evans as they discuss the work of Evans' father, John Ormond, at this year's Woodstock Poetry Festival. For tickets (£8) and more information, contact: / 01993 812760

14/11/2015 - 14:00 to 16:00

Join Mike Rees at The Riverfront in Newport for the launch of his new book, Men Who Played the Game. The Great War marked a profound change in attitudes to war and the conduct of it. Six million men from the British Isles served in it, 720,000 (12%) were killed. Junior offices had a 20% survival rate; up to 80% of a battalion could be lost. Battle had changed from engagement by professionals to wholesale, mechanized slaughter. The effect on servicemen and those at home was profound, perhaps never more so than in the case of sportsmen, who fought ‘battles’ on the pitch or in the ring according...