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Hay Writers’ in Hay Library – Celebrating 40 years

This year Hay Writers’ Circle celebrates an incredible 40 years of writing together. Started and still presided over by our President, Frances Copping, our group has enjoyed a lively variety of talented members since its 1979 inception. As part of … Continue reading

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Hay Writers’ Circle at the Hay Festival 2019

  Hay Festival 2019 by ECvW We’ve been blessed with another fantastic Hay Festival. Official photo’s in the Green Room, a larger, high-spec venue, (beautifully managed by a wonderful festival team), and an absolutely terrific, attentive, sell-out crowd! Our audience … 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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Celebrating 40 Years of Writing Together.

  The Hay Writers’ Circle celebrates forty years of writing together. In 1979 our founder, Frances Copping, had moved to Hay from Wimbledon and wanted to find a writers’ group. Failing to do so she decided to start one herself … Continue reading

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Hay Festival Heaven – Imagining the World.

Hay Festival 2018 We’ve been blessed with fabulous sunny weather, a larger, high-spec venue and best of all an absolutely fantastic, sell-out crowd! As the temperature soared towards mid-day our event got underway. An attentive audience were delighted by a … Continue reading

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It’s Festival Time Again!

It’s festival time again! How do I know? Well, it’s not from the throngs of people lining the roads, streets and country lanes, or the aroma of BBQ’s and a myriad of pop-up food stands serving all sorts of deliciously … Continue reading

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Hay Festival 2018

HAY FESTIVAL 2018 – 24th May-3rd June. It’s that glorious time of year again when we open our diaries, scan a scintillating programme crammed with stimulating events and slowly begin to fathom a literary-inspired jigsaw of lectures, talks and exhibitions … Continue reading

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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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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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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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