Seren Events

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

Sunday 29th April, 14:00 to Friday 29th June, 17:00
Chester

During Chester Heritage Festival, writer Clare Dudman leads a series of five workshops in historic locations.  The history of the location and the people associated with it provide a springboard for writing fiction.  A different aspect of creative writing will be explored each afternoon, using extracts from modern literature as examples.  After each session, with the inspiration and guidance gained, participants can write their own piece, with the aim of including it in an illustrated book ready for next year’s festival. The venue for the last workshop is the Oak Room in the Bluecoat.  The...

Saturday 2nd June, 16:00
Hay on Wye

Brief Lives, six fictions by Christopher Meredith  (forthcoming from Seren, 2018)  takes the reader from the South China Sea in 1946 to a nameless place at the end of time, where the dead have risen. In between are stories in the new post-War South Wales, in which characters sense their aloneness while being a part of the larger world. The individual and community has been at the heart of much of Meredith’s prose and poetry, as it has been in British life over the past century, and it is his skill in creating characters whose brief lives the reader finds engaging that makes this book so...

Friday 22nd June, 14:00 to 17:00
Chester

During Chester Heritage Festival, writer Clare Dudman leads a series of five workshops in historic locations. The history of the location and the people associated with it provide a springboard for writing fiction. A different aspect of creative writing will be explored each afternoon, using extracts from modern literature as examples. After each session, with the inspiration and guidance gained, participants can write their own piece, with the aim of including it in an illustrated book ready for next year’s festival. The venue for the first workshop, The Uncovering of St Werburgh, is the...

Monday 25th June, 14:00 to 17:00
Chester

During Chester Heritage Festival, writer Clare Dudman leads a series of five workshops in historic locations.  The history of the location and the people associated with it provide a springboard for writing fiction.  A different aspect of creative writing will be explored each afternoon, using extracts from modern literature as examples.  After each session, with the inspiration and guidance gained, participants can write their own piece, with the aim of including it in an illustrated book ready for next year’s festival. To appreciate the title of this second workshop, The Manx Connection, ...

Wednesday 27th June, 14:00 to 17:00
Chester

During Chester Heritage Festival, writer Clare Dudman leads a series of five workshops in historic locations.  The history of the location and the people associated with it provide a springboard for writing fiction.  A different aspect of creative writing will be explored each afternoon, using extracts from modern literature as examples.  After each session, with the inspiration and guidance gained, participants can write their own piece, with the aim of including it in an illustrated book ready for next year’s festival. The venue for the third workshop is an upstairs room in the Cross Keys...

Thursday 28th June, 14:00 to 17:00
Chester

During Chester Heritage Festival, writer Clare Dudman leads a series of five workshops in historic locations.  The history of the location and the people associated with it provide a springboard for writing fiction.  A different aspect of creative writing will be explored each afternoon, using extracts from modern literature as examples.  After each session, with the inspiration and guidance gained, participants can write their own piece, with the aim of including it in an illustrated book ready for next year’s festival. Duttons, the venue for this fourth workshop is in Godstall Lane, which...