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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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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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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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New Poet Laureate & Poetry Winners

New Poet Laureate Chosen We are absolutely delighted to congratulate Simon Armitage on his appointment as Poet Laureate. Many of us Hay Writers have long admired his written work (heaving book shelves with signed copies are a testament to this), … Continue reading

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Richard Booth Prize for Non-Fiction 2018 – Winner Announced

Richard Booth Prize for Non-Fiction Article by C. Harris We had a very good response this year with a wide variety of interesting submissions, and our judge, the award winning writer Oliver Bullough, commented that the entries were of a high … Continue reading

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Hay Festival 2018

HAY FESTIVAL 2018 – 24th May-3rd June. It’s that glorious time of year again when we open our diaries, scan a scintillating programme crammed with stimulating events and slowly begin to fathom a literary-inspired jigsaw of lectures, talks and exhibitions … Continue reading

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Libby Houston Announced as Poetry Judge 2018

It is with enormous delight that we can reveal that the 2018 Poetry Competition Judge is the incredible Libby Houston. Libby Houston has been a working poet for more than half a century, starting back in the days of the … Continue reading

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“Not A Stone, A Water Bottle” – by Ange Grunsell

The Richard Booth Prize for Non-Fiction 2017 winner – Ange Grunsell. Ange has kindly let us publish her prize winning piece below. Many congratulations to Ange and to all who entered. The competition continues to draw a plethora of compelling … Continue reading

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Slipping Seasons & Fiction Judge Announcement

Slipping Seasons No sooner have I remarked about where Summer has gone, then I find myself declaring the same about Autumn too; another season ‘goodbyed’ almost before I’ve had time to ‘hello’ it! In the Hay-on-Wye area we’ve enjoyed languidly … 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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