Tag Archives: Hay-on-Wye

Poem from Jean O’Donoghue – Poetry Competition 3 weeks to go!

From the Hay Writers’ Circle Poetry Competition archives. The 2017 winning poem as judged by Christopher Meredith. Remembrance by Jean O’Donoghue I’ll slide between them breathing frost and consternation Mondays and Thursdays other nights I’ll place grit within soft folds … Continue reading

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Hay Writers’ Circle Poetry Competition 2021 – Judge Announced – 1st Prize £100!

Hay Writers’ Circle are excited to announce that the wonderful Melanie Prince of The Poetry Bookshop has agreed to judge our 2021 Poetry Competition. Melanie was a 2015 Costa Book Award Judge and we are thrilled to have her as our … Continue reading

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‘In Dreams’, a Short Story by Ange Grunsell

Friday Nina was sitting in the management meeting. The siren of a fire engine started up and as it accelerated past the building, it momentarily halted the insipidly antagonistic discussion of visitor statistics. She wrote, ‘And it’s breaking my heart … Continue reading

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Hay Writer, Marianne Rosen, talks to BBC Radio Shropshire

With the imminent release of her new book, The Doors of Riverdell, Hay Writers’ Circle member, Marianne Rosen talked to BBC Radio Shropshire’s DJ Jim Hawkins about life, Ludlow and The Riverdell Saga, her debut series. Click on the link … Continue reading

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A Tribute to Frances Copping – Founder of Hay Writers Circle.

It is with no small measure of delight that we celebrate the life and works of Hay Writers’ Circle founder, Frances Copping, (1934-2020) Frances founded the then, Hay and District Writers’ Circle, in 1979.  She was our greatest supporter, mentor and latterly, … Continue reading

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2020 Fiction Prize – Kandace Walker Announced as Judge.

The 2020 Frances Copping Memorial Prize for Fiction Submissions are now invited. This is an annual fiction competition, open to members and non-members of HayWriters’ Circle. Pieces of 600-1500 words on any fiction theme are accepted. Prizes are awarded for first, … Continue reading

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Ch-Ch-Changes

Four Incredible Years September arrives and marks a change of season. Gone are those long, languid but brilliant days of summer and into the foreground the harvest comes, bringing darkening evenings and that first hint of frost. This year September … Continue reading

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Short Story – ‘Wahiba’ by Alan Oberman

Wahiba The tiny twin-propeller aircraft hums low over the desert. All is empty, devoid of any object to focus the eye, yet not featureless. Swells and troughs of sand paint a vast abstract canvas where sharp ridges of dune divide … Continue reading

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THE 2020 RICHARD BOOTH MEMORIAL PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION – Submissions Invited.

THE 2020 RICHARD BOOTH MEMORIAL PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION This is an annual non-fiction competition, open to members and non-members of Hay Writers’ Circle. Pieces of 600-1500 words on any non-fiction theme are accepted. Prizes are awarded for first, second and … Continue reading

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Frances Copping – Hay Writers’ Circle Lifetime President 1979-2020

Frances Copping – Hay Writers’ Circle President 1979-2020 It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our much loved Hay Writers’ Circle President, Frances Copping, who died suddenly. Frances was the founder of the then, Hay and … Continue reading

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