Seren Events Archive

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

28/04/2022 - 19:00 to 20:00
Cardiff

Join us in the beer garden at The Grange Pub in Cardiff for the launch of Homelands by Eric Ngalle Charles. Attendance is free but registration is essential. Register via Eventbrite here www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/323236147017. Eric will be reading from the collection and signing copies which can be purchased on the night. The reading will begin at 7pm. In Homelands Eric Ngalle Charles draws on his early life raised by the matriarchs of Cameroon, being sent to Moscow by human traffickers, and finding a new home in Wales. Rich in tone, subject and emotion, Charles’ poetry moves between the present...

20/04/2022 - 17:00
Warwick

Join Eric Ngalle Charles, a Cameroon-born Wales based writer, poet, and playwright. Arriving in Wales as a near-penniless migrant, after being trafficked to Russia by a criminal gang, he has remade his life as a poet/writer, and dazzling performer of his own work. He was awarded the Creative Wales Award 2017/2018 for his work on the topics of migration, trauma, and memory and was selected as one of Hay 30 in 2017. His autobiography I, Eric Ngalle was published by Parthian Books 2019 and his poetry collection Homelands is out now from Seren. Admission is free but booking is advised. For futher...

20/04/2022 - 17:00
Warwick

Join Eric Ngalle Charles, a Cameroon-born Wales based writer, poet, and playwright. Arriving in Wales as a near-penniless migrant, after being trafficked to Russia by a criminal gang, he has remade his life as a poet/writer, and dazzling performer of his own work. He was awarded the Creative Wales Award 2017/2018 for his work on the topics of migration, trauma, and memory and was selected as one of Hay 30 in 2017. His autobiography I, Eric Ngalle was published by Parthian Books 2019 and his poetry collection Homelands is out now from Seren. Admission is free but booking is advised. For futher...

This event showcases three stunning poets from Seren. Hannah Hodgson's poems have been published by BBC Arts, The Poetry Society and Magma, amongst other outlets. She is a recipient of a 2020 Northern Writers Award for Poetry, and the 2021 Poetry Business New Poets Prize. Her debut collection from Seren, 163 Days, is published this year. Polly Atkin's  first poetry collection Basic Nest Architecture (Seren 2017)  was longlisted for the Michael Murphy Memorial Prize and she is also the author of a number of pamphlets including Shadow Dispatches (Seren 2013) which won the Mslexia poetry...

Join Eric Ngalle Charles, a Cameroon-born Wales based writer, poet, and playwright. Arriving in Wales as a near-penniless migrant, after being trafficked to Russia by a criminal gang, he has remade his life as a poet/writer, and dazzling performer of his own work. His first play, My Mouth Brought Me Here, was showcased at Encampment in London Southbank. It is a play based around his poetry and an Old West African Proverb which explores the themes of migration, language, freedom of expression and dictatorship. His memoir I, Eric Ngalle was published by Parthian in 2020 and his poetry...

01/04/2022 - 19:00
Machynlleth

As part of the Amdani Fachynlleth festival Rhys Mwyn will give a  talk the Psychogeography of Gwynedd, based loosely around his new book Real Gwynedd (Seren 2021) and including some stories about music. Rhys is a musician, archaeologist, writer and broadcaster. Montgomeryshire born, now living in Caernarfon.  As a music manager, agent, publicist, Record Label and promoter, Rhys has worked with acts as varied as Catatonia, Big Leaves, The Rich Kids, Viv Albertine (The Slits), Jeb Loy Nichols, Gwenno, Amy Wadge, Patrick Jones, 9Bach, Larry Jon Wilson, Y Cyrff and Datblygu. He previously played...