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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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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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A Piece for November – ‘Butter’ by Angela Grunsell

  ‘Butter’ by Angela Grunsell QBB read the brand on the label, long before people talked about branding, although they did refer to brands in those days: Marmite, Mc Vities, Manbre and Garton. {The last produced sugar crystal lumps for … Continue reading

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The anticipation of a book launch …

Pick and Mix anthology update by Emma van Woerkom Suddenly, I hear boxes of books are arriving at the Hay Writers’ Circle HQ filled with glorious copies of our Pick and Mix anthology.  We are delighted and excited – book … Continue reading

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THE LANDMARK TRUST – 50 GOLDEN YEARS

This weekend is a golden 50 years for The Landmark Trust Why not take part in their celebrations by visiting one of their many iconic properties. Check out the following link to find the one near you. http://www.landmarktrust.org.uk/news-and-events/goldenweekend/ A few years … Continue reading

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St. Valentine’s Muse – A Poem by ECvW

A couple of years ago I put a huge red heart in Castle Street, Hay-on-Wye. Attached to the heart was a bucket filled with chocolates and on it’s front, the poem typed below. It went down really really well – … Continue reading

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Considering the Poppy – Simon Armitage and Chris Daunt – Fine Press Poetry

Article posted by Emma van Woerkom The lovely people at Fine Press Poetry have been in contact concerning the previous post on Simon Armitage’s poems for ‘The Great War: An Elegy’.  They’ve produced a high quality, limited edition, which I think deserves … Continue reading

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Poems for the lost: Simon Armitage remembers WW1 – BBC ARTS SPECIAL

On this Remembrance Sunday Simon Armitage marks WW1 “The Great War – An Elegy: A Culture Show Special. In a major new BBC commission, acclaimed poet Simon Armitage has written seven new poems about World War I that form the … Continue reading

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WORDS OF THE WEEK – A Poem dedicated to Dannie Abse – 22/09/1923 – 28/09/2014

Remember  – Old Parrot Dedicated to the great Dannie Abse (the old parrot) – Poet – died 28/09/2014 aged 91 years old. Here, In black ink My orphic parrot Speaks once more. A voice tremulous – An echo To his … Continue reading

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