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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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Gladstone’s Library Reading Rooms, March 2022

by Emma van Woerkom Silence is Golden It is always a treat to spend many hours in the quiet company of books. Needless to say, my visit to Gladstone’s Library has been nothing short of a revelation. Not only are … Continue reading

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Poetry Competition 2022 Deadline Looming

It’s a little over a week to go before the deadline of our annual poetry competition, but that means there’s still plenty of time to enter. If you’ve a verse hiding a drawer, an ode to a favourite pet, a … Continue reading

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Double Book Launch for Hay Writers’, Mark Bayliss

On a weekend where we’ve all ‘gone to ground’ under the blustering sway of Storm Eunice, Hay Writers’ Circle Secretary, Mark Bayliss is celebrating the launch of not one, but 2 incredible new books – Rare Earth and Valley Noir … Continue reading

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Judge and Details Announced for Hay Writers Poetry Competition 2022.

*STOP PRESS* Submissions are now invited for our annual Poetry Competition and we are delighted to announce the Judge for 2022 is Dr Jack McGowan, Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing and Head of Department of English, Media & Culture at … Continue reading

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Jean Hare – Winner of the 2021 Frances Copping Memorial Prize for Fiction

We are excited to announce the results of our 2021 Frances Copping Memorial Prize for Fiction Competition, named in fond remembrance of our Lifetime President who sadly passed away in 2020. This popular competition again received a good number of … Continue reading

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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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