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2017 Hay Writers’ Poetry Competition Winners

Poetry Competition 2017 We had a record number of entries from Hay Writers members for this year’s poetry competition, which was judged by the well- known prize winning poet and novelist, Chris Meredith.  Chris gave encouraging attention and mention to many … Continue reading

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Hay Writer Makes Saboteur Award Shortlist 2017.

SHORTLIST – Saboteur Award 2017 Congratulations to Hay Writers’ member Emma van Woerkom, whose latest poetry collection, FOUND ME, has been shortlisted for the Saboteur Award for Best Poetry Pamphlet 2017. The awards ceremony will take place in London on the 13th … Continue reading

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Hay Festival 2017

Getting Ready For #HAY30 Congratulations to the Hay Festival for reaching its thirty year milestone. #Hay30 takes place from 26th May to 4th June in its home town of Hay-on-Wye and hosts another incredible calendar of events. In March this … Continue reading

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BOOK LAUNCH HERALDED BY BRASS BAND!

Jan Newton’s much anticipated debut crime novel Remember No More enjoyed it’s official book launch recently at the Wyeside Arts Centre in Builth Wells; complete with a fanfare from a brass band! Jan was taken by complete surprise as the packed room delighted … Continue reading

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Hay Writer – Jan Newton Book Review!

Remember No More by Jan Newton – “Newly promoted DS Julie Kite is at a crossroads. Her husband’s desire for a different life takes her away from urban Manchester and its inner city problems to tranquil mid-Wales. It is to … Continue reading

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Debut Detective Novel Launch

With these wintry evenings still long and dark, there is absolutely nothing like curling up on the sofa and enjoying a well written, sharply observed detective story, especially if it is set in darkest mid-Wales. So do we have a … Continue reading

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Three Incredible Years

All Change September arrives and marks the change of season. Gone are those long, languid but brilliant days of summer and into the foreground the harvest comes, bringing darkening evenings which hang quietly on the brink of frost and trees … Continue reading

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THE RICHARD BOOTH PRIZE 2016

Winners Announced! On the hottest day of the year (so far), it was delightful to see Richard and Hope Booth present the prizes for the Richard Booth Prize for Non-Fiction 2016. This years competition judge was Dan Davies – Winner of the … Continue reading

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Hay Festival Highs!

What a beautiful, bustling buzz Hay Festival created this year and we are all still brimming in that honey-golden time, like a piece of well loved nostalgia. Our event was another sell out success. On two occasions before the performance started extra chairs … Continue reading

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Finding Poetry in Hay-on-Wye — Emma van Woerkom ~ Poet

Its been an amazing ten days of sunshine, canvas and books as Hay Festival celebrates it’s last full day of festivities for another year. I’m lucky as it’s right on my doorstep – (literally, 2 minutes door to door as … Continue reading

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