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

21 December 2017 - 03:32 pm
Seren is thrilled to announce a new winter weekend poetry festival, featuring some of the finest poets of their generation, with readings, films, artwork, music and celebratory lunches at the beautifully restored church venue of Cornerstone in Charles Street, Cardiff.The festival will open on Friday 16 February with a buffet and reading from Costa Prize-winning poet Jonathan Edwards, and will conclude on Sunday 18 February with a celebratory Sunday Lunch, hosted by renowned Cardiff poet...
11 December 2017 - 02:53 pm
It is has just been announced that Katrina Naomi will be poet in residence at the Leach Pottery in St Ives, Cornwall in 2018. This is the first time that the Leach Pottery, one of the most respected and influential potteries in the world, has held a residency for a writer.
5 December 2017 - 10:52 am
Enter our giveaway to win a copy of Sax Burglar Blues, Robert Walton’s lively and complex new collection of poetry.To enter, simply sign up to the Seren newsletter before 1st January:https://www.serenbooks.com/newsletter/signupAbout Sax Burglar Blues:Not so much a discovery as a re-discovery, Robert Walton’s new book of poems, Sax Burglar Blues, is his first full collection since winning a Welsh Arts Council Prize in the 70s. Walton riffs on a range of subjects from rogue alligators...
5 December 2017 - 10:06 am
Kim Moore has scooped up the prestigious Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize for her debut collection of poetry, The Art of Falling.The Art of Falling covers everything from Moore’s experiences as a trumpet teacher to her father’s profession as a scaffolder, as well as the suffragettes and a tattoo inspired by Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own. In ‘My People’, she writes of how some “swear without knowing they are swearing … scaffolders and...
26 November 2017 - 09:57 am
To combat the mayhem of the Black Friday weekend, we’re offering a dose of relaxation – when you order from our website this weekend we’ll include two samples of Morgan’s Brew signature black tea, and some free chocolate, when we post out your books. As an added treat, we have also scrapped our postage fees for the entire weekend!•Trust us, there’s no need to go outside at all until Monday – simply have a browse here on the Seren website,...