It’s been an exciting week of writing and now we slip seamlessly into July.
On the 10th of this month Offa’s Dyke Path will be celebrating it’s 50th anniversary and we are delighted to announce that 2 of the Hay Writers’ Circle have been involved with marking this historic 177 mile National Trail.
An exhibition at Offa’s Dyke Centre in Knighton, “Walking With Offa”, comprising of new paintings by acclaimed Welsh artist, Dan Llwelyn Hall will be accompanied by a poetry publication of the same title. The book contains commissioned poems by 12 leading poets of Wales; Gillian Clarke, Owen Sheers, Twm Morris, Robert Minhinnick, Menna Elfyn, Oliver Lomax, Sian Dafydd, Laura Wainwright, Eric Ngalle Charles, Geriant Jon and Clare Potter.
Six individual poetry films have also been created for this exposition. The first released to the public being the dynamic poem, “Water-Break-it’s-Neck” by Hay Writers’ Circle’s very own, Emma van Woerkom. Filmed earlier in the year during Covid restrictions, Emma was unable to travel from England to Hay-on-Wye on the day of filming, but fortunately fellow HWC member, Katy Stones stepped in, reading to camera while striding up the slopes of Hay Bluff.
The film has been viewed over 1.2k times on Facebook already – Congratulations to everyone involved!
You can keep up to date with all the celebrations, exhibitions, competitions and other poetry films via the Offa’s Dyke Path facebook page – CLICK HERE
Finally, just a reminder that the closing date for the Richard Booth Prize For Non Fiction is Tuesday 6th July. Head over to our Competition Page for details. Prizes for First, Second and Third places. Good Luck!