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

25 June 2018 - 10:42 am
In preparation for National Poetry Day, BBC Local Radio has commissioned new poems for #PoetryForAChange – twelve UK poets, including our very own Katrina Naomi (author of The Way the Crocodile Taught Me) will be writing under the theme of ‘change’: real-life changes big or small; external events that prove to be turning points for a community; or a glimpse of new possibilities that transform thoughts and feelings.The poems will be broadcast on...
21 June 2018 - 10:06 am
Tune in to Private Passions on BBC Radio 3 this Sunday at 12:00pm, when Seren poet Kim Moore will be in conversation with host Michael Berkeley.In this episode of Private Passions, Kim Moore explores her musical passion for brass, from Handel's Messiah through to Britten's Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings, taking in the Grimethorpe Colliery Band on the way. She tells Michael Berkeley how she started writing, and about The Art of Falling, her prize-winning debut...
31 May 2018 - 11:14 am
It is with great sadness that we have learned of the sudden passing of Mr Christian Brown OBE KSG, who was instrumental in the creation of Cornerstone, an iconic Cardiff hub for cultural and community events in the former Ebenezer Chapel on Charles Street.Christian is pictured here with Cornerstone Poet in Residence Katherine Stansfield, who performed in the Seren/Cornerstone Poetry Festival, which took place for the first time in February 2018. The festival would not have taken...
5 May 2018 - 10:56 am
We are thrilled to see such a varied mix of Seren author events at this year’s Hay Festival.On Monday 28 May, Barney Norris and David Owen Norris will discuss how the culture of our past shapes and speaks to the present. Punctuated by solo piano pieces by David, this conversation will mirror the content of new book The Wellspring. Get your ticketsOn the same evening, astronomer Martin Griffiths will talk about Celtic mythology and stargazing,...
1 May 2018 - 11:15 am
A packed and captive audience of 150 joined us at Waterstones Bristol last night for the launch of two new poetry collections: Visiting the Minotaur by Claire Williamson and In Her Shambles by Elizabeth Parker. The pair were joined by fellow Bristol-based ‘Spoke’ poets Paul Deaton (A Watchful Astronomy) and Robert Walton (Sax Burglar Blues) to make a quartet of Seren voices. Skilled violinist John Pearce accompanied, filling the silences with Bach and other...