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Richard Booth Prize Winner 2022, Lily Rose King.

We are delighted to showcase Lily Rose King’s 1st prize winning piece, “Angels” from this year’s Richard Booth Prize for Non Fiction. We are extremely grateful to our wonderful judge, Gilly Smith for reading the entries and selecting such a … Continue reading

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‘Grief Is The Price We Pay For Love’ Queen Elizabeth II

It’s often difficult to write when something is too emotionally close. Today, as Queen Elizabeth II is laid to rest many of us reflect on the deep impression she had on our lives. Emotions run high – love and loss, … Continue reading

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Richard Booth Prize for Non Fiction and Seasonal Changes

We are delighted to announce the results of our annual non-fiction competition. This popular competition again received a good number of entries from both inside and outside Hay Writers’ Circle and we very much welcome external interest in all our … Continue reading

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Hay Writers – Highly Commended

Following on from the success of our Poetry Competition winners, we are delighted to detail the work of two highly commended entrants. Many congratulations to Helen Smith for her poem ‘frameless’, and to Mark Bayliss for his poem “Reunited”; both … Continue reading

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Prize Winning Poets and Poems – 2022 Poetry Competition Report

We are delighted to showcase the winning poets and poems of our 2022 Poetry Competition. Huge congratulations to 1st Prize – Michelle Pearce, 2nd Prize – Jean O’Donoghue and 3rd Prize – Jaz Slade. 1st Place Poem, on reading ‘Ode to a Nightingale’ … Continue reading

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And that’s a wrap!

As another exhilarating Hay Festival draws to a close it’s time to reflect on what an incredibly positive experience this literary machine brings to authors, publishers, books sellers, readers and of course, our own writing group. We are so grateful … Continue reading

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Real Hay-on-Wye Book Launch and Book Signing

Hay Writers’ Circle send a huge congratulations to the outstanding Kate Noakes on the imminent launch of her new book, Real Hay-on-Wye at Hay Festival this coming Sunday. Her latest book combines “memoir, anecdote, social history and arcane facts with … Continue reading

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A Film, A Book and A Festival!

Bronwyn Goes Dancing by Shane Anderson Bronwyn Goes Dancing is a short film written by new Hay Writers’ Circle member, Shane Anderson, and directed by Chris Lang at a time when both were members of Pontardawe Arts Centre’s ‘Script Cafe’ – another dynamic writers’ group … Continue reading

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The Curse Of Helios by Kerry Hodges, Hay Festival Reminder and More!

To offer some non-fiction inspiration for anyone wishing to enter our present competition, here is Kerry Hodge’s excellent, The Curse of Helios. Kerry attained 1st place in last year’s competition with another piece, The Curse of Helios being placed 3rd … Continue reading

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Announcement – Richard Booth Prize For Non Fiction 2022

*STOP PRESS* Submissions are now invited for our annual Non Fiction Competition, The Richard Booth Prize 2022, named after one of Hay-on-Wye’s most notable residents and it’s self proclaimed ‘King of Hay’. Richard was always a great supporter of books, … Continue reading

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