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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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Short Fiction – “Picky-up Thingy”

Picky-up Thingy by Alan Oberman Granny’s got this picky-up thingy. It’s black and silver and when you squeeze a handle at one end, two fingers come together at the other end. Granny can’t bend down because her knees hurt so she … Continue reading

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Seasons Greetings from the Hay Writers

Wishing all our wonderful website readers in 49 countries across the globe the very best of Seasonal Greetings from the beautiful Kingdom of Hay-on-Wye. Here’s a little frivolous Christmas fun which we hope raises a smile. Partridge in a Pear … Continue reading

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Review of Hay Writers’ Circle Fiction Workshop

Review of Hay Writers’ Circle Fiction Workshop, October 2018 Article by Alan Oberman, 18/11/2018 According to its participants, the 2018 Hay Writers’ Fiction Workshop was a huge success. I have taken part in a handful of creative writing workshops all, … Continue reading

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2018 Fiction Competition – Judge Announced – Sue Limb

The Hay Writers’ Circle 2018 Fiction Competition – Judge Announced We are delighted to confirm that the author Sue Limb will be our judge for the 2018 Fiction Competition. Sue Limb. Sue Limb’s professional writing career began immediately after escaping … Continue reading

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Hay Festival Heaven – Imagining the World.

Hay Festival 2018 We’ve been blessed with fabulous sunny weather, a larger, high-spec venue and best of all an absolutely fantastic, sell-out crowd! As the temperature soared towards mid-day our event got underway. An attentive audience were delighted by a … Continue reading

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Sell Out Success at the Hay Festival 2017

Hay Festival 2017 – #Hay30 Happy Anniversary Hay Festival. After thirty extraordinary years we are still feeling the positive literary vibe. This year, during those precious ten days spanning the change from May to June the sun shone, the clouds … Continue reading

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Hay Festival 2017

Getting Ready For #HAY30 Congratulations to the Hay Festival for reaching its thirty year milestone. #Hay30 takes place from 26th May to 4th June in its home town of Hay-on-Wye and hosts another incredible calendar of events. In March this … Continue reading

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BOOK LAUNCH HERALDED BY BRASS BAND!

Jan Newton’s much anticipated debut crime novel Remember No More enjoyed it’s official book launch recently at the Wyeside Arts Centre in Builth Wells; complete with a fanfare from a brass band! Jan was taken by complete surprise as the packed room delighted … Continue reading

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WORDS OF THE WEEK – The School Nativity by Jo Jones

The School Nativity Miss James, form two, was casting the Nativity play.  It was early November yet she was already using the threat of “Father Christmas only brings toys for children who behave themselves” as a ploy to keep her … Continue reading

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