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News

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

23 May 2011 - 09:50 am
The Poetry Society has recently heard that the Arts Council will withdraw its regualr funding. The Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy has invited 30 fellow poets to take part in an evening celebrating the best of contemporary British poetry to benefit the Poetry Book Society. p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal { margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman"; }div.Section1 { page: Section1; } Friday 3rd June 2011 7pm The Logan Hall, Institute of Education,...
20 May 2011 - 11:40 am
Pascale Petit has been shortlisted for Wales Book of the Year 2011 for her latest collection What the Water Gave Me: Poems after Frida Kahlo. Literature Wales announced the 2011 shortlist in both Caernarfon and Cardiff. Pascale Petit, who was born in Paris and grew up in France and Wales, was named one of the Next Generation Poets by the Poetry Book Society and Arts Council in 2004. What the Water Gave Me: Poems after Frida Kahlo (Seren, 2010) was shortlisted for the TS Eliot Prize and was...
18 May 2011 - 10:08 am
Seren author Grahame Davies speaks to Roy Jenkins from BBC Radio Wales show All Things Considered, about his new book The Dragon and the Crescent: Nine Centuries of Welsh Contact with Islam. In the early twenty-first century, the relationship between the West and Islam has, due to recent political events, become the subject of intense study, curiosity and tension. Get a copy of this major new study of Welsh and Islam - BUY NOW You can catch up with the show by clicking here
12 May 2011 - 10:30 am
Graham Mort's collection of short stories Touch has been short-listed for the Edge Hill University short story prize 2011. Touch includes the Bridport prize winning story 'The Prince', which was described by novelist Tracy Chevalier as "..the writing is word perfect..". From a young child adrift on an ice-filled lake to an ageing farmer facing life alone, the twenty-one stories display a deep sensitivity to both the natural world and to human relationships. In skilfully crafted...
11 May 2011 - 10:56 am
Thursday 12th May, 8.00 pm. Three Seren poets will be reading as part of the 'Four Poets' event at Lauderdale House in May. John Haynes, Fiona Sampson and Tim Liardet will be joined at the event by Carole Satyamurti. Tickets: £5.00/Concessions: Concession: £3.00 Concessions are available for students, people on benefit and over 60s. Proof must be provided when collecting tickets. Lauderdale House, Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill, London N6 5HG Telephone: 020 8348 8716 Email...