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Frost and Fire

Notes from a ramble along the River Wye – 18/12/2017 ECvW We are currently living in a post-snow demi-thaw. Over-whelmed by last week’s heavy fall the broken trees and branches now rest upon their torn roots waiting to be collected. … Continue reading

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Blustery Book Updates From A Windswept Hay.

First of all, a huge thank you to everyone who has bought and supported our anthology, ‘Pick and Mix’. It’s been selling like the proverbial hot cakes – not like King Alfred’s scorched offerings, but rather similar to a Mary … Continue reading

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Book Launch Success!

PICK AND MIX What a great event our book launch was at Richard Booth’s Bookshop last Saturday. Wine was consumed, books were purchased and the buffet was decimated as though locusts had descended upon Hay-on-Wye – What a glorious night! … Continue reading

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The anticipation of a book launch …

Pick and Mix anthology update by Emma van Woerkom Suddenly, I hear boxes of books are arriving at the Hay Writers’ Circle HQ filled with glorious copies of our Pick and Mix anthology.  We are delighted and excited – book … Continue reading

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Pick and Mix Anthology News.

“The first real content meeting for the Hay Writers new anthology took place at the weekend in the glorious booktown of Hay-on-Wye. I’m very happy to report that we have 80 strong pages of wonderful, diverse new writing selected and … Continue reading

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A Poem for Ruth Stone, Poet 1915-2011

A Poem for Ruth Stone, Poet 1915-2011 Earlier this summer I was involved in a project responding to works of the American poet Ruth Stone, 1915-2011. Ruth Stone? – I freely admitted to Elephants Footprint (publishers of this new anthology) that I’d … Continue reading

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St. Valentine’s Muse – A Poem by ECvW

A couple of years ago I put a huge red heart in Castle Street, Hay-on-Wye. Attached to the heart was a bucket filled with chocolates and on it’s front, the poem typed below. It went down really really well – … Continue reading

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SHORT STORY COMPETITION PRIZE WINNERS ANNOUNCED AT WRITERS’ LUNCH by Juliet Foster

Our Christmas lunch celebration had a new venue this year, and according to the feedback it has been our most successful. The Granary hosted our lunch, the room had been beautifully decorated, and it looked so welcoming and festive. The … Continue reading

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WORDS OF THE WEEK – Ringing The Changes by Juliet Foster

Ringing the Changes by Juliet Foster  It was past my bedtime, it was Christmas Eve. I went across the farmyard with my mother, the ground was hard, the stars were bright. We opened the stable door, and saw the horses … Continue reading

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Richard Booth’s Bookshop Live Event – Photo’s

The Hay Writers’ had a wonderful time performing a selection of seasonal writings, accompanied by beautiful singing from the Monday Choir at a Christmas Gala held at Richard Booth’s Bookshop Cafe. It was great to see so many local faces in the … Continue reading

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