A Book, A Workshop and A Fiction Competition.

Ellie and Sapiens by Alan Oberman

Few climate-fiction novels feature those who benefit from wrecking the planet. Think of a young, Trump-like millionaire profiting from exploiting oil in Bolivia. Charismatic, dynamic, ruthless, that’s Muelo, the anti-hero of Alan Oberman’s forthcoming novel, Ellie and Sapiens. When Muelo makes a bid to become city mayor, a stepping stone to greater power, school-student Ellie must summon up the courage to oppose him. She’s supported by her friends Imran and Ava, and by the mysterious historian, Sapiens, who takes them on humankind’s journey to our present looming catastrophe. Would you deny the truth to achieve climate goals? That’s the agonising decision Ellie and her friends have to make in the thrilling climax to this novel of hope through activism. Ellie and Sapiens will be published in 2023. For a brief preview of Ellie and Sapiens on this website, click on ‘About Our Authors’ tab and then scroll down to Alan Oberman, clicking on the relevant link. Look out for further news of this exciting and extraordinary book.  

Dream Fiction and Magic Realism Workshop with Dr Alan Bilton

16 Writers Dreaming! What a great workshop on Magic Realism and Dream Fiction from Dr Alan Bilton , on Monday 5th December. The Hay Writers were joined by guests including past members and some very welcome members of the Marches Poetry Group – 16 of us plus Alan in total. We wrote while snug in Cusop Village Hall floating ideas, delving into our dreamy minds, slicing reality and listening to imaginative anecdotes. We left enthused, brains buzzing with possibilities and plots! Thank you Alan!🤩

Fiction Competition

Don’t forget there’s still plenty of time to put your writerly pen to paper and enter the Frances Copping Memorial Prize for Fiction. 500-1500 words on any fictional theme by Tuesday 10th of January, 2023. Details on our Competitions page or download them by clicking the link below :-

Hay Writers’ Fiction Competition

Good luck!


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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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