Seren Events Archive

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

22/07/2015 - 13:15

Join Dr. John Pikoulis at The National Library of Wales at 1:15pm for the launch of Morlais, WW2 writer Alun Lewis's 'lost' novel. The launch also includes an exhibition of Lewis' work from the Library's own collection. Morlais is Alun Lewis’s unpublished novel from the late 1930s. The Laurentian story of a young boy growing up in the poverty stricken industrial valleys of south Wales, it also reflects Lewis’s own experiences, particularly his search for self-knowledge and his conviction that he would be a writer. Miner’s son Morlais Jenkins is already being educated away from his background...

16/07/2015 - 18:00 to 20:00

Join Dr John Pikoulis at the Ty Crawshay building at the University of South Wales for the launch of Alun, Gweno & Freda, his new biography of WW2 writer Alun Lewis. Swansea University's Professor Dai Smith will be in conversation with the author, and refreshments will be served at the event. RSVPjessgofton@serenbooks.comor 01656 663018

Ian McMillan presents Ledbury Poetry Competition’s 2014 Winners  Hosted by judge Ian McMillan, hear this rich horde of competition winners read and enjoy the outstanding talent on display. First place winner Jonathan Edwards went on to win the 2014 Costa Prize for Poetry for My Family and Other Superheroes. He says, “This Festival has been so crucial in my development over the last ten years, both in the poets I’ve managed to see and through your awesome one-to-one sessions.” 6pm–7pm | Burgage Hall | Free but ticketed box office 01531 636 232

Develop your writing through an individual session with Jonathan Edwards, who won the Ledbury Poetry Competition and the Costa Prize for My Family and Other Superheroes. 2pm–4pm | Festival Box Office | £13 per half hour session (advance booking essential) box office 01531 636 232

Join Jasmine Donahaye​ in the Glyn Jones Centre for the launch of Losing Israel, her moving and beautifully written memoir of her family in Israel, and of her complex history with the country. Supported by Literature Wales. RSVPjessgofton@serenbooks.comor 01656 663018

Pavilion Poets: Mona Arshi, Sarah Corbett and Eleanor Rees. Exploring altered states, inner worlds, reimagined cities and subterranean lands, Pavilion Poetry, imprint of Liverpool University Press, is launched with collections by three poets whose poetry sounds the depths of story, language, territory and selfhood.  6.45pm–7.45pm | Burgage Hall | £9 box office 01531 636 232