Seren Events

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

Friday 27th April, 20:00
Chipping Norton

Paul Henry will be reading from his new collection The Glass Aisle  (Seren 2018). The collection, which is Paul's tenth, contains lyrical love poems, elegies and observations from his Welsh childhood, moving between rage and stillness, past and present, music and silence.  Tickets: £7.00. Visit the Festival website for further information and to book:

Saturday 28th April, 19:00

Come along on Saturday, April 28th for the launch of author Naomi Kruger's debut novel, May, a contemplative tale of what it means to carry the past with you and the power of letting it go. Naomi will discuss the book before taking audience questions and signing copies of the book, which will be available to purchase on the night. This event is free to attend.    

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

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...

Monday 30th April, 19:00

Doors: 7.00pm, with welcome drink Event: 7.30pm-8.45pm Featuring: Poets - Claire Williamson, Elizabeth Parker, Bob Walton, Paul Deaton and Violinist - John Pearce Stay for signing and mingling Claire Williamson's new collection, Visiting the Minotaur: 'With each book, Claire Williamson’s poetry draws closer to the true and unselfconscious marriage of the mythic and the personal. The sometimes painful material of a life gains depth and resonance, while the figures of myth draw closer, to inhabit tender, energetic bodies in this world – bodies that may be endangered, may be dangerous, and may...