Seren Stay-at-Home Series Archive

16 June 2020 - 10:50am

Seren Stay-at-Home Series Archive

16 June 2020 - 10:50am

Welcome to the Seren Stay-at-Home Series archive! Over the coming weeks, we will be uploading recordings of the entire two-week series to our Youtube channel for you to rewatch at your leisure. Subscribe to be notified when we post new videos.

We’re hugely grateful to everyone who bought tickets and joined us for the live events. It was a fantastic two weeks and we couldn’t have done it without you. We are always grateful for the support of our loyal readers and if you would like to donate to help us and our authors thrive during this time, you can do so here

Robert Minhinnick in Conversation with Jon Gower

Rewatch the full conversation between Robert Minhinnick and Jon Gower from the Seren Stay-at-Home Series. They discuss Robert's latest novel Nia and the inspiration behind his writing.


Eoghan Walls: Pigeon Songs

Rewatch our event with Eoghan Walls where he reads poems from his two collections, The Salt Harvest and Pigeon Songs plus some new work.


Kim Moore: Ask a Poet Q&A

The third event of the Seren Stay-at-Home Series saw us host a Q&A with award-winning poet Kim Moore, author of The Art of Falling. Watch it back now.


Phil Cope: The Poetry of Sacred Springs and Holy Wells

In this illustrated talk Phil Cope, author of The Living Wells of Wales takes us on a journey through the wells of Wales, Scotland, Cornwall and Ireland and shares some of his favourite poetic responses to sacred springs and holy wells. 


Ben Wilkinson: Way More Than Luck

In the latest video from the Seren Stay-at-Home Series, poet and critic Ben Wilkinson reads from his debut collection Way More Than Luck and shares some of the poems that featured in his Poems for the Lockdown videos.


Nula Suchet: The Longest Farewell

The 1 September marked the beginning of World Alzheimer's Month, an international campaign to raise awareness and challenge the stigma about dementia. In this event from the Seren Stay-at-Home Series, Nula Suchet, author of The Longest Farewell, and her husband John joined us to talk about the challenges facing dementia sufferers and their families.

NOTE: We experienced some connection issues during this event so please excuse the quality of the recording.


An Evening with Peter Finch: Walking Cardiff & The Machineries of Joy

In this event, Peter Finch kicked off the second week of the Seren Stay-at-Home Series reading from his two most recent books; his psychogeographic guide to the Welsh capital Walking Cardiff and his first collection of poetry in a decade The Machineries of Joy.


T.J. Hughes: Wales's Best One Hundred Churches

Our second illustrated talk during the Seren Stay-at-Home Series saw T. J. Hughes give us a fascinating insight into the churches of Wales and the history contained within their walls. His book Wales's Best One Hundred Churches is available on our website. 


Q&A with Jaki McCarrick

As part of the Seren Stay-at-Home Series we hosted a special Q&A with award-winning writer and playright Jaki McCarrick, author of The Scattering


Alexandra Ford: What Remains at the End

In this Seren Stay-at-Home Series event, Alexandra Ford reads from her debut novel What Remains at the End and talks about her personal connection to its setting, followed by an audience Q&A.


An Evening of Poetry with Tamar Yoseloff and Martyn Crucefix

At this event two Seren poets joined us for an evening of poetry. Tamar Yoseloff read from her collections A Formula for Night and The Black Place and Martyn Crucefix read from his Seren collection The Lovely Disciplines.


David Llewellyn: A Simple Scale

In this final recording from the Seren Stay-at-Home Series, David Llewellyn is in conversation with Nemonie Craven Roderick about his latest novel A Simple Scale and actor Samuel West read extracts from the book.