Seren Events Archive

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

08/03/2022 - 18:00 to 19:30

Ben Wilkinson will be launching his second collection Same Difference in person at Bolton Central Library on 8th March. Entry is free and the event is part of the University of Bolton Creative Writing Department’s Live Literature Series. Visit for more information.

07/03/2022 - 19:00 to 20:00

Join Patrick McGuinness, Professor of French and Comparative Literature at St Anne’s College Oxford, for a live webinar followed by a Q&A about his new book, Real Oxford. In this new addition to the Seren Real Series, Patrick McGuinness shows that there’s more than dreaming spires and bicycles to the city of Oxford. The grand buildings of the university are here, but he also charts a personal history of the place which radiates into the suburbs and into the everyday of people’s lives, past and present. This event is free but you must register your interest on at

Owen and Tom Morgan sat at a table sharing a beer in one of the bar 44 restaurants.

 With their Bristol restaurant serving on Regent Street in Clifton, Bar 44 has become a must-visit destination for delicious Spanish food. Bar 44 Tapas y Copas, created by brothers Owen and Tom Morgan who run the critically-acclaimed and restaurant group, offers a selection of over one hundred recipes celebrating Iberic food and drinks in equal measure. We’re looking forward to welcoming the team as they present the book, answer your questions and offer some tasters of their tapas! Tickets £5, available from or call 01179252274 for further details.  

In this online course with the Poetry School, Katrina Naomi will lead a workshop on poetry of the menopause where participants will read and write poems exploring how bodies change – the losses and the gains. You’ll write from direct experience and from the experience of others close to you; from the heart, from the guts; in response to other poets and writers. You’ll subvert medical and other texts, playing with cut-ups and erasure techniques. You’ll write about how you really feel, not how you’re supposed to feel. Some will delight in throwing off the risks of pregnancy, finding newfound...

In this Digital Taster Course for Tŷ Newydd run by Hammad Rind, you'll be given a quick introduction on how to go about starting to write your first novel. From planning, to research, to creating back-stories for your credible characters, to figuring out your plot, structure and exploring genres, Hammad Rind, who published his debut novel this year, will set you on the correct path, and answer your questions. You will leave the course with a renewed energy and ideas on how to get started. The workshop will last an hour, but time has been set aside to settle in at the beginning to ask...

Open Mic Spoken Word Extravaganza 75 at Ye Olde Murenger House, Newport on Wednesday, February 23rd, 2022 Starts 7.30 p.m with Katherine Stansfield. One of those rare ‘all-rounders’, Katherine will be reading from both her poetry and prose. Her poem 'Beware Welsh Learners' from We Could Be Anywhere By Now was recently featured on BBC Radio 4’s Poetry Please Programme (still available to listen to on BBC Sounds). She has also written three Cornish mysteries featuring an unorthodox detective duo.  £5-00 admission on the door (£3-00 concessions - students, OAPS, or if you wish to read your own...