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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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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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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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WORDS OF THE WEEK – The School Nativity by Jo Jones

The School Nativity Miss James, form two, was casting the Nativity play.  It was early November yet she was already using the threat of “Father Christmas only brings toys for children who behave themselves” as a ploy to keep her … Continue reading

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OUR LIVE EVENT AT RICHARD BOOTH’S BOOKSHOP CAFE, HAY-ON-WYE.

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WORDS OF THE WEEK – POEM – Twitter, Short but Tweet by ECvW

Twitter, Short but Tweet. Twitter The great transmitter The one-forty character emitter For the bitter, or non-quitter The casino spent-up-to-the-limit fritter The political heavy hitter —Going-off-the-rails skitter ——–With a pipe fitter or home knitter To the quiet sitter Recycling word … Continue reading

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PRIZE WINNING POEM: SUTTON HOO SANDMAN BY Coral Durham

Sutton Hoo Sandman So .. scrape softly, slowly, beneath my arms. Lovingly, gently, scoop the sanded hills and dips around my planes and bones. Remember me? This is the face you loved and stroked beneath your warm fingered hunger; oh, … Continue reading

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POETRY COMPETITIONS FOR SONNETTING SERMONIZERS & LYRICAL LECTORS ALIKE!

These listed with humble thanks to the Poetry Can Website. Mslexia Women’s Poetry Competition 2014 (deadline 16th June) London Magazine International Poetry Competition 2014 (deadline 30th June) Battered Moons Poetry Competition 2014 (deadline 30th June) Ledbury Poetry Festival 2014 Competition … Continue reading

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WORDS OF THE WEEK – POEM – Normandy June 2014.

NORMANDY JUNE 2014 Here stones stand rigidly to attention, Row upon row, pristine, off-white; Measured, each to the same height, All equidistance apart. Each stone carefully engraved the same: Number, rank and name of fallen comrade, Someone’s son, lover, husband, … Continue reading

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