Tag Archives: Hay Castle

Sell Out Success at the Hay Festival 2017

Hay Festival 2017 – #Hay30 Happy Anniversary Hay Festival. After thirty extraordinary years we are still feeling the positive literary vibe. This year, during those precious ten days spanning the change from May to June the sun shone, the clouds … 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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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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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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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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HAIKU AND THE RICHARD BOOTH PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION

Haiku: Between cloud and tree The threshold of the mountains – Old doors, old latches. ECvW 2015 While summer storm clouds take up residence above our home town of Hay-on-Wye, this afternoon sees the announcement of the 2015 winner of the … Continue reading

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HAY FESTIVAL SELL-OUT SUCCESS AND ANTHOLOGY NEWS

HAY FESTIVAL EVENT What a great boost to our literary egos – our Hay Festival event was sold out and it was very encouraging to know that we could have at least sold half as many tickets again – if … Continue reading

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SHORT STORY FICTION – FIRST PRIZE – An Anticipation of Sunshine by Angela Grunsell

Winner of the Hay Writers’ Circle Annual Short Story Fiction Prize 2014 – ‘An Anticipation of Sunshine’, by Angela Grunsell. Many thanks to our esteemed judge, Phil Carradine. An Anticipation of Sunshine. by Angela Grunsell The alarm on Marcia’s mobile rings. … 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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