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New Books! And A Non-Fiction Competition Reminder.

With our minds still fizzing from another wonderful Hay Festival it seems extremely timely to announce not one, but two exciting new publications from members of the Hay Writers. Building on the success of her first book, The Doors of … Continue reading

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The Richard Booth Prize for Non-Fiction – Judge Announced and Hay Festival is here!

The Richard Booth Prize for Non-Fiction is an annual competition name after one of Hay-on-Wye’s most notable residents, Richard Booth, ‘King of Hay’. Richard was always a great supporter of books, Hay-on-Wye and local writers. Sadly, Richard passed away in … Continue reading

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Hay Writers’ Circle Poetry Competition 2021 – Judge Announced – 1st Prize £100!

Hay Writers’ Circle are excited to announce that the wonderful Melanie Prince of The Poetry Bookshop has agreed to judge our 2021 Poetry Competition. Melanie was a 2015 Costa Book Award Judge and we are thrilled to have her as our … Continue reading

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THE 2020 RICHARD BOOTH MEMORIAL PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION – Submissions Invited.

THE 2020 RICHARD BOOTH MEMORIAL PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION This is an annual non-fiction competition, open to members and non-members of Hay Writers’ Circle. Pieces of 600-1500 words on any non-fiction theme are accepted. Prizes are awarded for first, second and … Continue reading

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Frances Copping – Hay Writers’ Circle Lifetime President 1979-2020

Frances Copping – Hay Writers’ Circle President 1979-2020 It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our much loved Hay Writers’ Circle President, Frances Copping, who died suddenly. Frances was the founder of the then, Hay and … Continue reading

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Hay Festival Digital 2020

#ImagineTheWorld – Virtually Here by Emma van Woerkom Looking back on the heady days of Hay Festival 2019, it’s truly difficult to imagine what a difference 12 months can make. Could we have guessed the words ‘pandemic’, ‘social isolation’ and … Continue reading

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2020 Poetry Competition – Results Announced.

The winners of the 2020 Hay Writers’ Circle Poetry Competition are: First prize –  Emma van Woerkom  – ‘Blackberry Seed’ Second prize – Angela Grunsell  – ‘Autonomy’ Third prize – Katy Stones   – ‘After him’ This year our judge … Continue reading

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Liberation During The Lockdown and Helping Hay Festival

Article by E. C. van Woerkom. 25/03/2020. While we all adjust our daily routines in the wake of the Coronavirus’ impact on our lives; talented and industrious creative minds are blooming with ideas to fill our days with reading and … Continue reading

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Kate Noakes Announced As Poetry Competition Judge 2020

Hay Writers’ Circle are excited to announce that the superb Kate Noakes has agreed to judge our 2020 Poetry Competition. Kate Noakes is a prize-winning and widely published poet who set up Boomslang Poetry to facilitate poetry readings and workshops in the UK. More about Kate in … Continue reading

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The Hay Writers’ Circle 2019 Fiction Competition – Judge Announced

The Hay Writers’ Circle 2019 Fiction Competition We are delighted to confirm that the author Jan Newton will be our judge for the 2019 Fiction Competition. Jan Newton grew up in Manchester and Derbyshire and spent twenty years in the … Continue reading

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