Seren Events

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

Friday 12th October, 00:00 to Sunday 14th October, 00:00

This weekend residential course is hosted by award-winning Welsh poet Paul Henry singer-songwriter Brian Briggs – former frontman of indie-folk band Stornoway. Their collaboration, The Glass Aisle (Seren 2018), is a mesmerising collaboration of songs and poetry. Exploring the borders between poem and song lyric, this course will appeal both to poets and songwriters. It also welcomes those new to writing and simply curious to test their talent in these areas. Through workshops and tutorials, we’ll look at what poetry and songwriting can learn from each other, including the influences of melody...

Sunday 14th October, 19:30

An exciting evening of poetry featuring two Seren Books poets, Lynne Hjelmgaard and Robert Walton. Hosted by Pauline Sewards, readers from the floor welcome. Lynne's collection, A Boat Called Annalise, was published by Seren in 2016 and speaks in a wonderfully evocative way of the journey Lynne took with her husband by sailboat across the Atlantic to the Caribbean and Europe. The artful expanisve range of poems in Robert Walton's Sax Burglar Blues (Seren 2017) span from vivid memories of childhood to memories of a rock‘n’roll influenced youth on the back of the Dusty Springfield night bus via...

Tuesday 23rd October, 19:30

Join Cardiff expert and legend Peter Finch at Rhiwbina Library, Cardiff, where he will reveal some of the fascinating histories and eccentricities from his new book, Real Cardiff: The Flourishing City. A guide book with a difference, the latest Real Cardiff  takes you through Cardiff ancient and modern, in its everyday and its outlandish glory: from lost rivers and vanished roads to the culinary odyssey of City Road, from the ornate Mahogany Room above Burger King to the new high-rise centre. 7:30pm Free entry