Poetry Competition 2017
We had a record number of entries from Hay Writers members for this year’s poetry competition, which was judged by the well- known prize winning poet and novelist, Chris Meredith. Chris gave encouraging attention and mention to many of the poems which were very varied in form and content:
‘ I’ve read and reread the poems with interest and growing enjoyment. Every piece has something going for it and the best are well – achieved and impressive.’
Chris highlighted the benefits of trying out demanding forms such as pantoum …as a couple of entries did….as well as shapes on the page.
The winners :
1st Jean O’Donoghue Remembrance
2nd Jan Newton The Horse Whisperer
3rd Corinne Harris 1940
Congratulations to our worthy winners and many thanks to Chris Meredith for judging.
For more information about Chris and his many publications – CLICK HERE
HAY FESTIVAL – #HAY30
Don’t forget you can see many of our members performing at Hay Festival – event number 513 – 9am on Saturday 3rd June in the aptly named Scribbler’s Hut.
Our performance includes a variety of styles and genres. So if you fancy a cocktail of fiction, non-fiction, poetry or prose, serious, humorous or a bit of everything, we’ll have something to delight at the bargain price of just £5.30 per ticket.
Several of our members are published or prize-winning writers in their own right and for the last couple of years our tickets have sold-out!
So don’t delay CLICK HERE and order yours today.
Hope to see you there.