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

29 January 2019 - 10:12 am
Literature Wales has just announced its investment in new writing and literary talent with its list of 2019 Writers’ Bursaries and Mentoring Scheme recipients. Among the writers being supported this year is Seren poet Rhiannon Hooson, whose debut collection The Other City was published in 2016. 20 of the 26 writers are first-time recipients of a bursary, and 14 are unpublished authors.Literature Wales Chief Executive, Lleucu Siencyn, said: “This year’s...
21 January 2019 - 03:27 pm
Renowned Welsh photographer David Hurn is returning to document the 2019 Seren Cornerstone Poetry Festival, which is taking place 8-10 February.David Hurn began his career in 1955, and gained his reputation as a photojournalist for his documentation of the Hungarian revolution of 1956. He returned to Wales in the late 1960s, initially living in a van for a year photographing the country. In 1973 he set up the School of Documentary Photography in Newport. He...
14 January 2019 - 09:58 am
Banish the January blues and enjoy our January Sale – all our books are half price this week.If you’re a reader of poetry, you’ll love Paul Henry’s remarkable new collection, The Glass Aisle,with its musical lyrics, landscapes and history. Or why not treat yourself to Jonathan Edwards’ second collection, Gen, which follows his Costa Award-winning debut, My Family and Other Superheroes (all only £4.99 this week). Looking for a...
27 November 2018 - 04:23 pm
We received a huge number of excellently crafted poems for this year’s Christmas Poetry Competition, and it was a difficult task for our judge, Amy Wack, to decide on a winner.In the end, Nicola Healey’s poem ‘Fieldfare in the Snow’ stood out with its “beautifully observed and exquisite echoing lines”, and we are thrilled to announce Nicola as our winning poet. ‘Fieldfare in the Snow’ is our official Seren Christmas Card 2018, which we will...
5 November 2018 - 11:48 am
To commemorate the centenary of the ending of the First World War, and to honour all those affected by violent conflict anywhere in the world, University College Dublin held the Voices of War international poetry competition for the best original poem on war and its effects.The shortlist has just been revealed, and includes Siobhán Campbell’s poem ‘Speculation’.From the judges:We were delighted with the response to our Voices of War Poetry Competition, launched to...