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Poetry Competition 2018 Results!

Hay Writers’ Poetry Competition 2018 by C. Harris The judge this year was Libby Houston.  For the first time this competition was open to selected non-members, those who had attended our very successful poetry workshop in February of this year, … Continue reading

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Richard Booth Prize for Non-Ficiton 2018 – Judged by Oliver Bullough.

The 2018 Richard Booth Non-Fiction Competition We are honoured to announce that our judge for this year’s competition is the award winning writer and author Oliver Bullough. BIOGRAPHY Oliver Bullough grew up in Wales, studied Modern History at Oxford and moved … Continue reading

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Libby Houston Announced as Poetry Judge 2018

It is with enormous delight that we can reveal that the 2018 Poetry Competition Judge is the incredible Libby Houston. Libby Houston has been a working poet for more than half a century, starting back in the days of the … Continue reading

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“Not A Stone, A Water Bottle” – by Ange Grunsell

The Richard Booth Prize for Non-Fiction 2017 winner – Ange Grunsell. Ange has kindly let us publish her prize winning piece below. Many congratulations to Ange and to all who entered. The competition continues to draw a plethora of compelling … Continue reading

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Fiction Competition 2017 – Winners Announced

Congratulations to all our creative writers who entered incredible short stories for the 2017 Fiction Competition and a huge thank you to our wonderful judge, Iain Rowan Iain Rowan – Shortlisted for the Crime Writers’ Association Debut Dagger Award, the … 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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2017 Hay Writers’ Poetry Competition Winners

Poetry Competition 2017 We had a record number of entries from Hay Writers members for this year’s poetry competition, which was judged by the well- known prize winning poet and novelist, Chris Meredith.  Chris gave encouraging attention and mention to many … Continue reading

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THE RICHARD BOOTH PRIZE 2016

Winners Announced! On the hottest day of the year (so far), it was delightful to see Richard and Hope Booth present the prizes for the Richard Booth Prize for Non-Fiction 2016. This years competition judge was Dan Davies – Winner of the … Continue reading

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Dan Davies Announced As Non-Fiction Judge 2016

The Hay Writers are delighted to announce that Dan Davies has agreed to judge the Richard Booth Prize for Non Fiction 2016. The winners will be revealed mid-July. Presently, I imagine industrious pens editing their hearts out in the hope of … 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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