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2017 Hay Writers’ Poetry Competition Winners

Poetry Competition 2017 We had a record number of entries from Hay Writers members for this year’s poetry competition, which was judged by the well- known prize winning poet and novelist, Chris Meredith.  Chris gave encouraging attention and mention to many … 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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THE RICHARD BOOTH PRIZE 2016

Winners Announced! On the hottest day of the year (so far), it was delightful to see Richard and Hope Booth present the prizes for the Richard Booth Prize for Non-Fiction 2016. This years competition judge was Dan Davies – Winner of the … Continue reading

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Hay Festival Highs!

What a beautiful, bustling buzz Hay Festival created this year and we are all still brimming in that honey-golden time, like a piece of well loved nostalgia. Our event was another sell out success. On two occasions before the performance started extra chairs … Continue reading

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Finding Poetry in Hay-on-Wye — Emma van Woerkom ~ Poet

Its been an amazing ten days of sunshine, canvas and books as Hay Festival celebrates it’s last full day of festivities for another year. I’m lucky as it’s right on my doorstep – (literally, 2 minutes door to door as … Continue reading

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Found Poems from Hay Festival 2016 Programme

One of our poetry members Emma, is steaming ahead with her Hay Festival Poetry Challenge of finding ten poems within the pages of official Hay Festival Programme. A little bird tell me she has just completed number five but will … Continue reading

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Pick & Mix at Hay Festival 2016

BOOK – BOOKS – BOOKSHOP! We are all currently making sacrifices to the Welsh weather gods for a fine, sunny and dry Hay Festival. But this aside, it’s worth remembering that if you find yourself soggy under canvas, desperately using … Continue reading

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Hay Festival 2016 – Exciting Times

Hay-on-Wye – Hay-oh-My! It’s the 18th May  and time is definitely marching to a very fast paced drum indeed. We have been rehearsing our festival pieces and no small amount of re-edits, tweaks and minor adjustments have been accomplished with … Continue reading

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Dan Davies Announced As Non-Fiction Judge 2016

The Hay Writers are delighted to announce that Dan Davies has agreed to judge the Richard Booth Prize for Non Fiction 2016. The winners will be revealed mid-July. Presently, I imagine industrious pens editing their hearts out in the hope of … Continue reading

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