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Year Starts on a High!

As we plough headlong into the third week of the new year, we are delighted to relay some news. Hay Writers’ Circle member, Alan Oberman’s forth coming book, “Ellie and Sapiens“, has been accepted by Arkbound publishing. Arkbound specializes in … Continue reading

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The Frances Copping Memorial Prize for Fiction 2022 – Judge 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 2022, named in fond remembrance of our Lifetime President who sadly passed away in … Continue reading

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Words amongst Waterfalls 

Article by Lily Rose King The Brecon Beacons are an abundant source of inspiration for any writer, with a secluded retreat into their magic bound to stir creativity. This was the outcome when fellow Hay writer, Beth Flynn, and myself, … Continue reading

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Hay Writer Has Poetry With A Sea View

Congratulations to Hay Writers’ Circle member, Emma van Woerkom who has a number of poems included in the “Letters for the Sea, Letters for the Land” project from Culture Weston, Weston-super-Mare.

Poems and texts from a 18 poets have been selected and placed on the glass partitions of the newly refurbished Victorian seafront shelters, as well as poster boards along Marine Parade and Weston’s long promenade, with more poems due to appear in the coming weeks. Continue reading

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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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‘More Fiya’, including Kandace Siobhan Walker and a Poem by Ange Grunsell

As we take our ease from all the excitement of Hay Festival and stretch out to enjoy a few days of glorious summer weather. The evenings are light, long and balmy, filled with flitting birds and the distant sound of … 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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Real Hay-on-Wye Book Launch and Book Signing

Hay Writers’ Circle send a huge congratulations to the outstanding Kate Noakes on the imminent launch of her new book, Real Hay-on-Wye at Hay Festival this coming Sunday. Her latest book combines “memoir, anecdote, social history and arcane facts with … Continue reading

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