Celebrating 40 Years of Writing Together.

 

Hay Writers Circle logo 40 YEARS

The Hay Writers’ Circle celebrates forty years of writing together.

In 1979 our founder, Frances Copping, had moved to Hay from Wimbledon and wanted to find a writers’ group. Failing to do so she decided to start one herself and the Hay and District Writers’ Circle was formed. For forty years our group has gathered twice a month to challenge themselves with exercises and to share their writing. We have published magazines and pamphlets, organised competitions and performed our work at recitals, Christmas pageants and at the Hay Festival. This year we are proud to celebrate our fortieth anniversary with our Founder and President still an active member of our group.

cake and booksThe group enjoys writing in many forms. We practice our hand at poetry, fiction and non-fiction, and encourage writing for many reasons; to exercise an opinion, to amuse, to challenge, and to keep our minds and our pens sharp. Some of us aim for publication, and achieve it, some of us strive for competition success, and achieve it, and some of us write for the joy of writing and sharing it, with friends, over cake.

Our original meetings on Tuesday afternoons are now complemented by a Work in Progress sub-group that meets on Sundays, and with two workshops a year, Fiction in October and Poetry in February, both of which are open to non-members. We encourage interested prospective members to join us as Guests for a few sessions to get a feel for the group.

To commemorate our anniversary we are hosting a display in the new Hay Library this summer and will be running a competition to find a new writer to add their voice to our own. Every month we shall be sharing on our website what writing means to us, and what being part of a writing group adds to our experience.

write-on-image.jpg

Advertisement

About thehaywriters

The Hay Writers : a highly active & forward thinking writing group based in Hay-on-Wye, the world famous 'Town of Books'. ✍️ In 2019 we celebrated our 40th anniversary.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.