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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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Winners Announced for the Hay Poetry Competition 2022

Hot Off The Press! The winners of the Hay Writers’ Circle Poetry Competition 2022 are as follows : 1st Prize – Michelle Pearce 2nd Prize – Jean O’Donoghue 3rd Prize – Jaz Slade Congratulations to our winners and to everyone … 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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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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Poems by our 2021 Prize Winners – Ojo Taiye, Stewart Roberts and Ange Grunsell

We are delighted to showcase some of the work by our 2021 Poetry Competition winners. Ange Grunsell secured Third Prize with a poem inspired by time spent olive picking in Palestine with the Zaytoun, a Community Interest Company and social … Continue reading

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Nigerian Poet, Ojo Taiye, Wins 2021 Hay Writers Circle Poetry Competition.

We are delighted to announce the winners of our 2021 Annual Poetry Competition as judged by the wonderful Melanie Prince (ably assisted by Chris Prince), of The Poetry Bookshop, Hay-on-Wye. This year we had a deluge of entries and we … Continue reading

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More Exciting Poetry News!

We are thrilled to congratulate our recent judge for the 2020 Frances Copping Memorial Prize for Fiction, Kandace Siobhan Walker, who was named winner of The White Review Poet’s Prize 2020/21. Her wining poetry portfolio was judged by Jay Bernard, … Continue reading

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