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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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Short Story by Kerry Hodges

“Walking on the Wild Side” By Kerry Hodges   He walks briskly into the bedroom; eyes scanning the half-light, anxious for reassurance, though the room is familiar; his escape, his delight.   Standing on the once expensive, well-worn rug, he … Continue reading

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February 18th – Poetry Workshop with Lesley Saunders

***STOP PRESS*** The Deadline for The Hay Writers’ Circle Poetry Competition 2020 is Tuesday 17th March – Results will be announced in April. All our competitions are open to non-members for a small fee and your entry will be very welcome. Info on … Continue reading

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Fiction Competition – Winner’s Announced.

Fiction Competition – Results! Article by C. Harris. Our fiction competition was judged by Jan Newton, who announced the winning entries at our Christmas lunch in December.  Jan is a successful author, whose books ‘Remember No More’ and ‘Rather To … Continue reading

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Kate Noakes Announced As Poetry Competition Judge 2020

Hay Writers’ Circle are excited to announce that the superb Kate Noakes has agreed to judge our 2020 Poetry Competition. Kate Noakes is a prize-winning and widely published poet who set up Boomslang Poetry to facilitate poetry readings and workshops in the UK. More about Kate in … Continue reading

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The Hay Writers’ Circle 2019 Fiction Competition – Judge Announced

The Hay Writers’ Circle 2019 Fiction Competition We are delighted to confirm that the author Jan Newton will be our judge for the 2019 Fiction Competition. Jan Newton grew up in Manchester and Derbyshire and spent twenty years in the … Continue reading

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Book Launch at The Poetry Bookshop, Hay-on-Wye

BOOK LAUNCH A magnificent night, a full house with standing room only and a fine compliment of poets reading from Seren Book’s publication Poems from the Borders. A huge thank you to Chris and Melanie Prince who hosed the event … 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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“Some years’ ago, a friend told me this rather strange tale…” by Ann Riviere

Long time Hay Writers’ Circle member, Ann Riviere pens an illusive short story for January 2019.  Some years’ ago, a friend told me this rather strange tale.   She told me it was true, but I wonder? “It was a bitterly … Continue reading

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