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Gillian Haigh’s – A Year In Wales – Winner of the Richard Booth Prize for Non-Fiction, 2021.

Gill has kindly granted us permission to publish her winning non-fiction piece, A Year in Wales. Our judge, Roland White commented that, (it was) “A fine, powerful piece of writing. A slightly unsettling cross between Laurie Lee and The Omen, … Continue reading

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Winners Announced for the 2021 Richard Booth Prize for Non-Fiction

We are delighted to announce the results of our annual non-fiction competition. This popular competition again received a good number of entries from both inside and outside Hay Writers’ Circle and we very much welcome external interest in all our … Continue reading

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Hay Writer, Marianne Rosen, talks to BBC Radio Shropshire

With the imminent release of her new book, The Doors of Riverdell, Hay Writers’ Circle member, Marianne Rosen talked to BBC Radio Shropshire’s DJ Jim Hawkins about life, Ludlow and The Riverdell Saga, her debut series. Click on the link … Continue reading

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Short Story – ‘Wahiba’ by Alan Oberman

Wahiba The tiny twin-propeller aircraft hums low over the desert. All is empty, devoid of any object to focus the eye, yet not featureless. Swells and troughs of sand paint a vast abstract canvas where sharp ridges of dune divide … Continue reading

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Short Story by Kerry Hodges

“Walking on the Wild Side” By Kerry Hodges   He walks briskly into the bedroom; eyes scanning the half-light, anxious for reassurance, though the room is familiar; his escape, his delight.   Standing on the once expensive, well-worn rug, he … Continue reading

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Fiction Competition – Winner’s Announced.

Fiction Competition – Results! Article by C. Harris. Our fiction competition was judged by Jan Newton, who announced the winning entries at our Christmas lunch in December.  Jan is a successful author, whose books ‘Remember No More’ and ‘Rather To … Continue reading

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LAUNCH OF ‘RATHER TO BE PITIED’ by Jan Newton

  LAUNCH OF ‘RATHER TO BE PITIED’, THE SECOND DS KITE MYSTERY Article by Jan Newton, Photography by Merv Newton. Two years ago, the publication by Honno of my first novel, ‘Remember No More’, was an absolutely amazing experience. From … Continue reading

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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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GET YOUR MUSE ON

Get your Muse on Hay Writers’ Circle are delighted to present a poetry workshop on Saturday 17th February, with award-winning Welsh poet and highly acclaimed workshop leader, Dr Rhiannon Hooson. Dr Hooson studied and later taught at Lancaster University, where … Continue reading

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Slipping Seasons & Fiction Judge Announcement

Slipping Seasons No sooner have I remarked about where Summer has gone, then I find myself declaring the same about Autumn too; another season ‘goodbyed’ almost before I’ve had time to ‘hello’ it! In the Hay-on-Wye area we’ve enjoyed languidly … Continue reading

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