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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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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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Hay Writers’ in Hay Library – Celebrating 40 years

This year Hay Writers’ Circle celebrates an incredible 40 years of writing together. Started and still presided over by our President, Frances Copping, our group has enjoyed a lively variety of talented members since its 1979 inception. As part of … Continue reading

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Going Batty by Kerry Hodges

Going Batty by Kerry Hodges For the past two springs, I have been host to a battery. “What are you talking about?” I rightly hear you ask. “Finally lost your slippery grip?” Well, no actually, not for the moment anyway … Continue reading

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A Piece for November – ‘Butter’ by Angela Grunsell

  ‘Butter’ by Angela Grunsell QBB read the brand on the label, long before people talked about branding, although they did refer to brands in those days: Marmite, Mc Vities, Manbre and Garton. {The last produced sugar crystal lumps for … Continue reading

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Women in Farming

Recently, photographer Billie Charity launched a new exhibition highlighting the rarely acknowledged world of women farmers. Her hard working subjects, like Billie herself, are based around Hay-on-Wye and range in age from 18 to 93 years old. Billie’s incredible exhibition … 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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Richard Booth Prize for Non-Ficiton 2018 – Judged by Oliver Bullough.

The 2018 Richard Booth Non-Fiction Competition We are honoured to announce that our judge for this year’s competition is the award winning writer and author Oliver Bullough. BIOGRAPHY Oliver Bullough grew up in Wales, studied Modern History at Oxford and moved … Continue reading

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Hay Festival Heaven – Imagining the World.

Hay Festival 2018 We’ve been blessed with fabulous sunny weather, a larger, high-spec venue and best of all an absolutely fantastic, sell-out crowd! As the temperature soared towards mid-day our event got underway. An attentive audience were delighted by a … Continue reading

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It’s Festival Time Again!

It’s festival time again! How do I know? Well, it’s not from the throngs of people lining the roads, streets and country lanes, or the aroma of BBQ’s and a myriad of pop-up food stands serving all sorts of deliciously … Continue reading

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