Hay Writers’ in Hay Library – Celebrating 40 years

Hay Writers Circle logo 40 YEARS

This year Hay Writers’ Circle celebrates an incredible 40 years of writing together. Started and still presided over by our President, Frances Copping, our group has enjoyed a lively variety of talented members since its 1979 inception.

As part of our ruby anniversary, Hay-on-Wye Library is currently hosting a superb display detailing contemporary and historical writing and information about the group. From long standing former chairperson and author, Lynn Trowbridge to our present day poets, fiction, short story, novel and prose specialists. Author profiles, group photographs, book launches, Hay Festival performances, competition winning entries, and debuting some exciting new work from Hay Primary School pupils – they’ll be plenty to see, read, enjoy and hopefully inspire.


Our current Chairperson, Ange Grunsell writes “I think it is great to be able to showcase our group in this way within our community….the exhibition represents well, not only who we are with samples of our writing, but its also gives an impression of how we work together in meetings. There is an ingeniously devised interactive poetry board among other visual stimuli for the visitor to enjoy. Frances (Copping) and Lynn (Trowbridge) are both featured and acknowledged, and photos of the workshop we led with Hay School accompanied by the children’s work all add to the spectrum of writers pictured and presented.”

Why not pop along to Hay Library and have a go at our interactive poetry board – don’t forget to share your poem on twitter and tag us in using @thehaywriters

Hay Writers’ Circle 40th Anniversary Display is available to see in Hay-on-Wye Library until September 2019.

Hay-on-Wye Library is located next to Hay Primary School, Oxford Road Carpark, Hay-on-Wye.  HR3 5BT   

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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.
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