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Youngest Hay Writer Ever

A huge welcome Lennon Eira Watkins who attended his first Hay Writers’ Circle meeting on Tuesday this week. We have scanned our 40 years worth of membership records and it seems Lennon is officially our youngest attendee. Under the editorial … Continue reading

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The Frances Copping Memorial Prize for Fiction 2021 – Judge and Sponsor Announced

We are kicking off our new writing year with some exciting news! Submissions are now invited for our annual Fiction Competition, The Frances Copping Memorial Prize 2021, named in fond remembrance of our Lifetime President who sadly passed away in … Continue reading

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New Books! And A Non-Fiction Competition Reminder.

With our minds still fizzing from another wonderful Hay Festival it seems extremely timely to announce not one, but two exciting new publications from members of the Hay Writers. Building on the success of her first book, The Doors of … Continue reading

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2020 Fiction Prize – Kandace Walker Announced as Judge.

The 2020 Frances Copping Memorial Prize for Fiction Submissions are now invited. This is an annual fiction competition, open to members and non-members of HayWriters’ Circle. Pieces of 600-1500 words on any fiction theme are accepted. Prizes are awarded for first, … Continue reading

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Short Story – ‘Wahiba’ by Alan Oberman

Wahiba The tiny twin-propeller aircraft hums low over the desert. All is empty, devoid of any object to focus the eye, yet not featureless. Swells and troughs of sand paint a vast abstract canvas where sharp ridges of dune divide … Continue reading

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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 Festival Digital 2020

#ImagineTheWorld – Virtually Here by Emma van Woerkom Looking back on the heady days of Hay Festival 2019, it’s truly difficult to imagine what a difference 12 months can make. Could we have guessed the words ‘pandemic’, ‘social isolation’ and … Continue reading

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2020 Poetry Competition – Results Announced.

The winners of the 2020 Hay Writers’ Circle Poetry Competition are: First prize –  Emma van Woerkom  – ‘Blackberry Seed’ Second prize – Angela Grunsell  – ‘Autonomy’ Third prize – Katy Stones   – ‘After him’ This year our judge … Continue reading

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Liberation During The Lockdown and Helping Hay Festival

Article by E. C. van Woerkom. 25/03/2020. While we all adjust our daily routines in the wake of the Coronavirus’ impact on our lives; talented and industrious creative minds are blooming with ideas to fill our days with reading and … Continue reading

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