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‘More Fiya’, including Kandace Siobhan Walker and a Poem by Ange Grunsell

As we take our ease from all the excitement of Hay Festival and stretch out to enjoy a few days of glorious summer weather. The evenings are light, long and balmy, filled with flitting birds and the distant sound of … Continue reading

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And that’s a wrap!

As another exhilarating Hay Festival draws to a close it’s time to reflect on what an incredibly positive experience this literary machine brings to authors, publishers, books sellers, readers and of course, our own writing group. We are so grateful … Continue reading

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Real Hay-on-Wye Book Launch and Book Signing

Hay Writers’ Circle send a huge congratulations to the outstanding Kate Noakes on the imminent launch of her new book, Real Hay-on-Wye at Hay Festival this coming Sunday. Her latest book combines “memoir, anecdote, social history and arcane facts with … Continue reading

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Hay Writers’ Circle at Hay Festival, 2022

We are thrilled to announce that Hay Writers’ Circle will be performing at Hay Festival 2022. Our event, number 212, takes place at 2.30pm on Wednesday 1st June in the Summerhouse. It’s a FREE but ticketed event, so please click … Continue reading

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Gladstone’s Library Reading Rooms, March 2022

by Emma van Woerkom Silence is Golden It is always a treat to spend many hours in the quiet company of books. Needless to say, my visit to Gladstone’s Library has been nothing short of a revelation. Not only are … Continue reading

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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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