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Jean O’Donoghue’s “Big Issue” a Gripping Gothic Tale Of Our Times.

BIG ISSUE by Jean O’Donoghue An Epigraph Dear Reader I am setting down this tale for you, exactly as it was told to me. My name is Canon Archibald Stanley and I am a retired Rural Dean from Kent. I … Continue reading

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Flocking To A Good Cause – Watch The Birdie Anthology Published — Emma van Woerkom ~ Poet

Watch The Birdie : Poems with something to squawk about. For The 67 Birds On The R.S.P.B. Red List. For those of you, like me, who have been gripped by the BBC Wildlife series Dynasties, it’s very difficult to ignore … Continue reading

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Review of Hay Writers’ Circle Fiction Workshop

Review of Hay Writers’ Circle Fiction Workshop, October 2018 Article by Alan Oberman, 18/11/2018 According to its participants, the 2018 Hay Writers’ Fiction Workshop was a huge success. I have taken part in a handful of creative writing workshops all, … Continue reading

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A Piece for November – ‘Butter’ by Angela Grunsell

  ‘Butter’ by Angela Grunsell QBB read the brand on the label, long before people talked about branding, although they did refer to brands in those days: Marmite, Mc Vities, Manbre and Garton. {The last produced sugar crystal lumps for … Continue reading

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2018 Fiction Competition – Judge Announced – Sue Limb

The Hay Writers’ Circle 2018 Fiction Competition – Judge Announced We are delighted to confirm that the author Sue Limb will be our judge for the 2018 Fiction Competition. Sue Limb. Sue Limb’s professional writing career began immediately after escaping … Continue reading

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Autumn and Creative Countryside — Emma van Woerkom ~ Poet

Autumn Bears Fruit. Well, we’ve hit that perfect time of year when Autumn looks more burnished and bright than ever. Today the sun is suddenly clear and warm, the wind has slightly eased, and all those abundant turning leaves shimmer … Continue reading

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Catching the Tale – WRITING WORKSHOP

Catching the Tale – 2018 Fiction Workshop Hay Writers’ Circle are delighted to present a fiction workshop on Saturday 27th October, with writer and workshop leader Peter Salmon.   Peter Salmon’s first novel, The Coffee Story (Sceptre, 2011), was a New … Continue reading

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Reading at the Launch of Rhiannon Hooson’s “Full Moon on Fish Street”. — Emma van Woerkom ~ Poet

I’ve had a bit of a busy year dotting from Cornwall, to Orkney, then on to Shetland, back to Hay-on-Wye, now in North Somerset and I’m ashamed to say my website slipped from my mind, so I’m going to make … Continue reading

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Women in Farming

Recently, photographer Billie Charity launched a new exhibition highlighting the rarely acknowledged world of women farmers. Her hard working subjects, like Billie herself, are based around Hay-on-Wye and range in age from 18 to 93 years old. Billie’s incredible exhibition … Continue reading

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Richard Booth Prize for Non-Fiction 2018 – Winner Announced

Richard Booth Prize for Non-Fiction Article by C. Harris We had a very good response this year with a wide variety of interesting submissions, and our judge, the award winning writer Oliver Bullough, commented that the entries were of a high … Continue reading

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