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Youngest Hay Writer Ever

A huge welcome Lennon Eira Watkins who attended his first Hay Writers’ Circle meeting on Tuesday this week. We have scanned our 40 years worth of membership records and it seems Lennon is officially our youngest attendee. Under the editorial … 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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More Exciting Poetry News!

We are thrilled to congratulate our recent judge for the 2020 Frances Copping Memorial Prize for Fiction, Kandace Siobhan Walker, who was named winner of The White Review Poet’s Prize 2020/21. Her wining poetry portfolio was judged by Jay Bernard, … 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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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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