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

6 May 2011 - 11:44 am
Mavis Nicholson will be opening an exhibition of new work by portrait artist Lorraine Bewsey in the Cynon Valley Museum and Gallery in Aberdare at 7.00pm on Friday 6th May. Entitled 'Olympians and Others', the exhibition features the first set in a series of portraits of Welsh Olympic athletes which Lorraine is working on in the run-up to 2012. The exhibition runs until 25th June. For more information contact Lorraine Bewsey: 01639 730108 / 0787 985 7975 Email:lorraine@lorrainesartstudio.co...
5 May 2011 - 09:03 am
Join Seren at Chapter Arts Centre tonight with guest poet Nerys Williams, who will be reading from her debut collection of poetry Sound Archive. Sound Archive is the strikingly original first collection of poems from Nerys Williams. Using formal strategies similar to modernist painting: abstraction, dislocation, surrealist juxtaposition, the poet conjures a complex music, intriguing narratives, and poems full of atmosphere that query identity, gender, and the dream of art as a vehicle for...
20 April 2011 - 11:52 am
Ronnie Wood has added a touch of rock 'n' roll to a future Seren publication, by writing a foreword for the eagerly awaited book The Captain's Tower: Seventy Poets Celebrate Bob Dylan at Seventy. The book will be launched on Monday 13th June at the site of Dylan's first ever UK performance in 1962 - The Troubadour Club. Visit the Troubadour website for further details: www.coffeehousepoetry.orgUnbelievably, Bob Dylan is 70 in May. The Captain’s Tower is a birthday present...
14 April 2011 - 09:51 am
Pascale Petit's collection of poetry What the Water Gave Me: Poems after Frida Kahlo has been long listed for the Wales Book of the Year 2011. What the Water Gave Me contains fifty-two poems in the voice of the Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. Some of the poems are close interpretations of Kahlo’s work, while others are parallels or version homages where Petit draws on her experience as a visual artist to create alternative ‘paintings’ with words. To view all log listed...
10 April 2011 - 07:49 pm
Ruth Bidgood wins the Roland Mathias Prize 2011 with her collection of poetry Time Being, published by Seren (2009). The £3,000 prize was awarded to Ruth Bidgood at ceremony in Roland Mathias' home town of Brecon, supported by BBC Wales and hosted by Nicola Heywood Thomas, presenter of Radio Wales' Arts Show. In future years, it is to be incorporated into the Wales Book of the Year.