Seren Events Archive

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

Jayne Joso reads from her novel From Seven to the Sea (Seren 2019) as part of the Words in the Woods programme at Between the Trees festival. The novel charts the survival of seven-year-old Esther as she sets out to sea each day in search of adventure and escape from her dysfunctional family and school. For further information and to buy tickets visit:  www.betweenthetrees.co.uk  

The Golden Valley: A Visual Biography of the Garw  is a personal account in words and photographs of the Garw where Phil Cope has lived for thirty-five years. In it he explores the valley’s history: sparsely worked agriculture; boom-town coal exploitation; sudden, followed by gentle, post-industrial decline; attempts at re-invigoration through heritage and leisure; and now, existing in a post-covid world. For further information and to buy tickets visit:  www.betweenthetrees.co.uk

Jayne Joso reads from her new collection of short fiction Japan Stories (Seren 2021) at Between the Trees festival in South Wales. Set in Japan, each story centres on a particular character – a sinister museum curator, a son caring for his dementia-struck father, a widow in the far north reflecting on her provincial life, a young woman who returns to haunt her killer. Together, these compelling narratives become a mosaic of life in contemporary Japan, its people, its society, its thinking, its character. Japan Stories provides a window into a country we would all love to know more deeply. For...

In this event celebrating 100 Poems to Save the Earth, Kristian Evans, co-editor of the anthology, will be joined by Robert Minhinnick, Rhian Edwards and Abeer Ameer for a reading from the book. Our climate is on the brink of catastrophic change. 100 Poems to Save the Earth invites us to fine-tune our senses, to listen to the world around us, pay attention to what we have been missing. The defining crisis of our time is revealed to be fundamentally a crisis of perception. For too long, the earth has been exploited. With its incisive Foreword, this landmark anthology, edited by Zoë Brigley and...

Castle Bookshop presents an evening with author Leslie Scase in celebration of the publication of Fatal Solution (Seren 2021), second in his series of 'Inspector Chard' mysteries set in Victorian-era Pontypridd. Leslie's first novel, Fortuna's Deadly Shadow  was published in 2019. Signed copies of his books will be available to purchase. The event will take place in the bookshop garden (undercover if wet). Tickets £5. For further information or to book telephone 01584 872562 or email castlebookshop@btconnect.com

The Cheltenham Poetry Festival is delighted to offer Free Verse – a free on-line monthly poetry workshop in which you will work with a different poet-tutor each month to craft new poems – and then receive feedback on your work. The topic is Poems For Change and you will explore impactful poems that deal with serious issues: pieces that will inspire you as you create poems that express our opinions and concerns.The August tutor is Elizabeth Parker who has won and been shortlisted for a number of prizes including the Bridport, Melita Hume, Troubadour International, and Gregory O’Donoghue awards...