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

27 March 2018 - 02:46 pm
Seren poet Emily Blewitt is among the 25 writers who have been awarded Literature Wales Writers’ Bursaries for 2018.
12 March 2018 - 10:18 am
Seren poet Jonathan Edwards, whose debut collection My Family and Other Superheroes won the Costa Prize, will this week be running poetry workshops with the inmates of HMP Erlestoke to promote the importance of literacy. The workshops have been organised as part of the Penned Up Literature Festival, now in its second year, hosted by Weston College and supported by Bath Spa University, the Arts Council, and Reading Patron David Kendall....
8 March 2018 - 01:05 pm
Today we celebrate International Women’s Day – a day of recognition for women’s achievements, and also a time to acknowledge and challenge the gender inequality still present in society.We are also just days away from Mother’s Day, and whilst fluffy books about romance and cooking usually dominate consumers’ gift choices, we say: why not give mum, and yourself, something important instead?Until Monday, these two significant anthologies are 50% off ...
22 February 2018 - 03:49 pm
Over the weekend of 16–18 February 2018, Seren and Cornerstone co-hosted  Cardiff’s first poetry festival. In excess of 600 people attended the programme of events, which featured 18 poets including Costa Prize-winner Jonathan Edwards and well-loved Poet Gillian Clarke.Given the success of the festival, Cornerstone’s Project manager and Poetry Festival Patron Christian Brown OBE KSG has appointed Katherine Stansfield as the first Poet in Residence...
5 February 2018 - 10:11 am
Enter our giveaway to win a copy of A Fold in the River, a beautiful book of poetry by Philip Gross and artwork by Valerie Coffin Price.To enter, simply sign up to the Seren newsletter before 1st March:https://www.serenbooks.com/newsletter/signupAbout A Fold in the River:A Fold in the River is the fruit of collaboration between Wales Book of the Year winner Philip Gross and visual artist Valerie Price. Gross once lived on the banks of the River Taff at Quakers Yard and his journals are the...