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The Frances Copping Memorial Prize for Fiction 2021 – Judge and Sponsor Announced

We are kicking off our new writing year with some exciting news! Submissions are now invited for our annual Fiction Competition, The Frances Copping Memorial Prize 2021, named in fond remembrance of our Lifetime President who sadly passed away in … Continue reading

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Gillian Haigh’s – A Year In Wales – Winner of the Richard Booth Prize for Non-Fiction, 2021.

Gill has kindly granted us permission to publish her winning non-fiction piece, A Year in Wales. Our judge, Roland White commented that, (it was) “A fine, powerful piece of writing. A slightly unsettling cross between Laurie Lee and The Omen, … Continue reading

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Winners Announced for the 2021 Richard Booth Prize for Non-Fiction

We are delighted to announce the results of our annual non-fiction competition. This popular competition again received a good number of entries from both inside and outside Hay Writers’ Circle and we very much welcome external interest in all our … Continue reading

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Hay Writers in Offa’s Dyke Path 50th Anniversary Celebrations

It’s been an exciting week of writing and now we slip seamlessly into July. On the 10th of this month Offa’s Dyke Path will be celebrating it’s 50th anniversary and we are delighted to announce that 2 of the Hay … Continue reading

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New Books! And A Non-Fiction Competition Reminder.

With our minds still fizzing from another wonderful Hay Festival it seems extremely timely to announce not one, but two exciting new publications from members of the Hay Writers. Building on the success of her first book, The Doors of … Continue reading

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The Richard Booth Prize for Non-Fiction – Judge Announced and Hay Festival is here!

The Richard Booth Prize for Non-Fiction is an annual competition name after one of Hay-on-Wye’s most notable residents, Richard Booth, ‘King of Hay’. Richard was always a great supporter of books, Hay-on-Wye and local writers. Sadly, Richard passed away in … Continue reading

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Poems by our 2021 Prize Winners – Ojo Taiye, Stewart Roberts and Ange Grunsell

We are delighted to showcase some of the work by our 2021 Poetry Competition winners. Ange Grunsell secured Third Prize with a poem inspired by time spent olive picking in Palestine with the Zaytoun, a Community Interest Company and social … Continue reading

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Nigerian Poet, Ojo Taiye, Wins 2021 Hay Writers Circle Poetry Competition.

We are delighted to announce the winners of our 2021 Annual Poetry Competition as judged by the wonderful Melanie Prince (ably assisted by Chris Prince), of The Poetry Bookshop, Hay-on-Wye. This year we had a deluge of entries and we … Continue reading

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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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‘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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