Seren Events Archive

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

Join three experienced poets, Judy Brown, Heidi Williamson, Sue Burge, on their individual journeys across time and space in poems that explore landscape, loss and love. You’ll be transported through the cities and countryside of Russia, and visit London’s Royal Academy of Dancing as it experiences the impact of the AIDS epidemic. You’ll move through the stunningly beautiful yet intimately elegiac landscape of Central Scotland. You’ll stop in Hong Kong and journey to Grasmere and North Wales for metaphysical and playful inspiration. In a one hour reading you’ll be amazed how far you can...

In this event, Leigh Hendra (The Hours Bookshop & Cafe, Brecon) will chat with renowned Welsh writer, Chris Meredith live on Zoom. Email hello@bleddfacentre.org to register your free place. Chris will be reading from and discussing his new poetry collection Still and novel Please which were released simultaneously in April of this year. Find out more at bleddfacentre.org. Christopher Meredith is a novelist, poet and occasional translator from Welsh into English. Born and brought up in Tredegar, in south Wales, he worked as a steel worker, a teacher and a lecturer before turning his...

06/05/2021 - 19:30
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West-Wales based author Rosalind Hudis joins us to read from her new collection Restorations (Seren 2021) alongside Elizabeth Parker, author of In Her Shambles (Seren 2018). Heather Trickey will also read from her debut collection Sorry About the Mess (Happenstance Press).  As usual, our main reading will be followed by an open mic.  Please email sarahjohnson@serenbooks.com to sign up. We ask readers to stick to one page of poetry or prose. Tickets £2 (plus admin fee), available from www.eventbrite.co.uk. Please note ticket sales will close at 7pm, half an hour before the start of the event...

Join debut authors, Angela Johnson and Belfast-born Angela Graham, as they discuss their experiences of putting Wales on the page in their new books, Arianwen, a warm and witty novel set in West Wales, and A City Burning, a confident collection of stories set in Wales, Ireland and Italy. Arianwen has been described St ‘brilliantly evocative’ with ‘lilting Welsh rhythms and poetic imagery’; A City Burning was named ‘book of the year’ by Nation Cymru in 2020, and described as ‘wonderful’ by the Irish Examiner. Tickets £5.00 from https://www.tickettailor.com/events/litfest2021/496484/ Full...

Will Hayward’s book asks how Covid-19 affected and tested us in Wales, after years of austerity and asks questions of politicians in Westminster and Cardiff Bay. In this session, Will, Welsh journalist of the year in 2019 and currently Wales Online’s political editor, will discuss his book and moving forwards with former newspaper editor, Sandra Loy. Tickets £5.00 from https://www.tickettailor.com/events/litfest2021/496484/  

Patrick McGuinness discusses his forthcoming book Real Oxford, at the Oxford University alumni Meeting of Minds Global conference.  Real Oxford is the next addition to the Seren Real series, edited by Peter Finch. Oxford, city of dreaming spires, bicycles, Inspector Morse, tourists, gentility. Or perhaps a less familiar place? Having lived and worked in Oxford for thirty years, Patrick McGuinness brings an intimate knowledge to this new exploration of the city as he reflects on the familiar and introduces us to the unnoticed, to create a new way of looking at Oxford. Oxford University alumni...