Four Incredible Years

September arrives and marks a change of season. Gone are those long, languid but brilliant days of summer and into the foreground the harvest comes, bringing darkening evenings and that first hint of frost.

Ange Grunsell leading the way at Hay Festival.
Ange Grunsell leading the way at Hay Festival.

This year September also brings a change in chairperson for the Hay Writers’ Circle. For the last four years Ange Grunsell has steadfastly guided the group through many notable highs. She’s continually enabled the group to thrive and write well, engaged us in workshops and in-house competitions lead and judged by a number world class writers. She’s bolstered our confidence during our wonderful Hay Festival performances and embraced new opportunities such as creative writing interactions between Hay Writers’ Circle and the pupils of Hay School.

In 2019 we celebrated the 40th anniversary of our writing group, culminating in a visual display at Hay-on-Wye Library. Less than a year later we endured the sad loss of our founder and lifelong president, Frances Copping, as well as the current challenges of the Covid pandemic.

As Ange steps back from being our Chair, she takes on a new role as President of Hay Writers’ Circle. We extended our heartfelt gratitude for all her years of hard work.

Thank you Ange.

Wishing success to Jean O’Donoghue who takes over as the new Hay Writers’ Chair.

Jean O’Donoghue.

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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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