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

7 March 2011 - 07:52 pm
Congratulations to Peter Conradi who has been made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. Newly elected Fellows are inducted in a ceremony which takes place at the Society’s AGM and summer party. While the President reads a citation for each, they are invited to sign their names in the roll book which dates back to 1820 using either Dickens’s pen or Byron’s quill. Peter's book, At the Bright Hem of God: Radnorshire Pastoral, is available from Seren.
7 March 2011 - 08:55 am
Martin Shipton writes for Seren after the stunning victory of the Yes campaign in the referendum on full lawmaking in the National Assembly. "The decisive Yes vote delivered by the people of Wales marks the National Assembly’s transition from being a pale imitation of a Parliament to being a fully fledged legislature. Until now, it has been a national humiliation that our democratically elected politicians have had to go cap in hand to Westminster every time they wanted to make a...
4 March 2011 - 12:41 pm
Get Women's Work, edited by Eva Salzman and Amy Wack (Hardback editon), for only £12.50 (Was £25) - for a limited time only. See Seren Stars at Monmouth Women's Festival Sunday 6th March 2,30pm, Mavis Nicholson What Did You Do In The War, Mummy? will be reading at Monmouth Priory. Tickets £8, include afternoon tea and cakes. Click here to book. Tuesday 8th March 1pm, Pascale Petit will give an illustrated talk on the work of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo and read a selection...
3 March 2011 - 09:35 am
Peter Finch will be reading from his poetry collections tonight at Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff (3rd March). Finch is a poet, critic, author and literary entrepreneur living in Cardiff, Wales. He is best know for his declamatory poetry readings, his creative work based on his native city of Cardiff, his series of books on Wales, and his knowledge of the UK poetry publishing scene. Peter Finch's poetry titles include Zen Cymru, Useful, Food and from the Real Series, Real Cardiff 1, 2 & 3,...
2 March 2011 - 10:36 am
The referendum on the law-making powers of the National Assembly for Wales is tomorrow. Martin Shipton's clever new title Poor Man's Parliament is OUT now - will you be voting Yes or No? Poor Man's Parliament explores why the hopes of 1999 too often failed to materialise. What happened to the desire for 'the brightest and best' AMs? Why has the National Assembly yet to capture the nation's imagination? And what happened to the legislative programme? "Martin writes with authority because...