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Hay Writer Makes Saboteur Award Shortlist 2017.

SHORTLIST – Saboteur Award 2017 Congratulations to Hay Writers’ member Emma van Woerkom, whose latest poetry collection, FOUND ME, has been shortlisted for the Saboteur Award for Best Poetry Pamphlet 2017. The awards ceremony will take place in London on the 13th … Continue reading

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Hay Festival Highs!

What a beautiful, bustling buzz Hay Festival created this year and we are all still brimming in that honey-golden time, like a piece of well loved nostalgia. Our event was another sell out success. On two occasions before the performance started extra chairs … Continue reading

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Finding Poetry in Hay-on-Wye — Emma van Woerkom ~ Poet

Its been an amazing ten days of sunshine, canvas and books as Hay Festival celebrates it’s last full day of festivities for another year. I’m lucky as it’s right on my doorstep – (literally, 2 minutes door to door as … Continue reading

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Found Poems from Hay Festival 2016 Programme

One of our poetry members Emma, is steaming ahead with her Hay Festival Poetry Challenge of finding ten poems within the pages of official Hay Festival Programme. A little bird tell me she has just completed number five but will … Continue reading

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Hay Festival 2016 – Exciting Times

Hay-on-Wye – Hay-oh-My! It’s the 18th May  and time is definitely marching to a very fast paced drum indeed. We have been rehearsing our festival pieces and no small amount of re-edits, tweaks and minor adjustments have been accomplished with … Continue reading

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Salt on the Wind

One of our members, Emma van Woerkom, has recently had one of her poems, ‘Women Silent’ included in a new anthology, Salt on the Wind, published by Elephantsfootprint.  The anthology is a collection of poetry in response to Ruth Stone, the American poet … Continue reading

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Book Launch makes the Press!

PICK AND MIX Things could not be going any better with the launch of our new Anthology. Pick and Mix is selling better than hoped, plus the Brecon and Radnor Express and the Wye Local are both running articles this week; … 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 Dancing Floor – A Film For Wales To Celebrate

      A Film For Wales by by Emma van Woerkom Brechfa, mid Wales is one of those rare mysterious places that once discovered, its enigma will never leave you. A seemingly shallow pool on the top of a hill surrounded by mountains; there … Continue reading

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MUCK, MAYHEM & MEMORIES – ‘A FOOT IN THE BUCKET’ IS PUBLISHED

by Emma van Woerkom Two years before The Good Life appeared on our television screens, Jenny and her husband made the decision to leave their urban home and lifestyle to embrace a life of self-sufficiency in the Welsh Hills. At … Continue reading

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