Seren Events

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

Saturday 18th February, 11:00 to Saturday 22nd April, 17:00

 The Battle of Mametz Wood was the most significant battle in World War I for Welsh troops. Over 4,000 soldiers of the 38th Welsh Division were killed or wounded there in July 1916. Aled Rhys Hughes has tried to answer the question: does this landscape have a memory of what happened here one hundred years ago? From 11 February to 22 April, a selection of Aled’s striking photographs are to be exhibited at STORIEL, the museum and art gallery in Bangor. STORIEL is open 11:00–17:00, Tuesday to Saturday.   Aled Rhys Hughes’ book Mametz, a photographic essay commemorating the battle, was published...

Basic Nest Architecture, Polly Atkin
Saturday 25th March, 13:00

Join Polly Atkin at the Lancaster Literature Festival for the launch of her debut collection, Basic Nest Architecture. Polly Atkin’s first collection of poetry marks a startling new talent, with intelligent, densely metaphorical lyrics, often inspired by the Lake District where she has made her home for a decade. The book is divided into three sections, themed around three interwoven ideas: place as nest, the mind as nest, and the body as nest. The collection explores ideas of home and belonging, in the world and in our own selves. The remarkable poems in Basic Nest Architecture are a...

Friday 31st March, 19:30

Special guest at The Cellar Bards on Friday, March 31st, will be Maggie Harris, who will be reading from her newly released collection of short stories, Writing on Water. Maggie has won several awards for her poetry and prose. She was the Caribbean winner of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2014 with ‘Sending for Chantal’, the first story in this new collection. And she has twice won the Guyana Prize for Literature for her poetry. Doors and the bar open at 7.30pm, the event starts at 8pm. Entry is £3. Open mic spots as usual. And ... There will be cake! Register your interest on the...