Tag Archives: Creative writing

Youngest Hay Writer Ever

A huge welcome Lennon Eira Watkins who attended his first Hay Writers’ Circle meeting on Tuesday this week. We have scanned our 40 years worth of membership records and it seems Lennon is officially our youngest attendee. Under the editorial … Continue reading

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The Frances Copping Memorial Prize for Fiction 2021 – Judge and Sponsor Announced

We are kicking off our new writing year with some exciting news! Submissions are now invited for our annual Fiction Competition, The Frances Copping Memorial Prize 2021, named in fond remembrance of our Lifetime President who sadly passed away in … Continue reading

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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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Hay Writers in Offa’s Dyke Path 50th Anniversary Celebrations

It’s been an exciting week of writing and now we slip seamlessly into July. On the 10th of this month Offa’s Dyke Path will be celebrating it’s 50th anniversary and we are delighted to announce that 2 of the Hay … 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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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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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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New Poet Laureate & Poetry Winners

New Poet Laureate Chosen We are absolutely delighted to congratulate Simon Armitage on his appointment as Poet Laureate. Many of us Hay Writers have long admired his written work (heaving book shelves with signed copies are a testament to this), … Continue reading

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