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

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...
17 April 2018 - 04:26 pm
Last year the Griffin Schools Trust established a new tradition of a Griffin Schools Trust member of staff running the Virgin London Marathon to raise money for the Trust’s preferred children's charity of the year. Over £5,000 was raised for the NSPCC when Ange Tyler, one of Griffin Trust’s founders, started the tradition.  This year Graham Clifford, Seren author and Head of Willow Brook Primary School, will be running to raise funds for MACS charity...
17 April 2018 - 02:53 pm
Siobhán Campbell’s ‘When all this is over’ is one of three poems that has been recorded to video with funding from British Council Northern Ireland, as part of the Peace and Beyond Conference in Belfast commemorating twenty years since the Good Friday Agreement. Watch the video for ‘When all this is over’, featuring images taken by Bernarde Lynn.