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Richard Booth Prize Winner 2022, Lily Rose King.

We are delighted to showcase Lily Rose King’s 1st prize winning piece, “Angels” from this year’s Richard Booth Prize for Non Fiction. We are extremely grateful to our wonderful judge, Gilly Smith for reading the entries and selecting such a … Continue reading

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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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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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Gillian Haigh’s – A Year In Wales – Winner of the Richard Booth Prize for Non-Fiction, 2021.

Gill has kindly granted us permission to publish her winning non-fiction piece, A Year in Wales. Our judge, Roland White commented that, (it was) “A fine, powerful piece of writing. A slightly unsettling cross between Laurie Lee and The Omen, … Continue reading

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‘In Dreams’, a Short Story by Ange Grunsell

Friday Nina was sitting in the management meeting. The siren of a fire engine started up and as it accelerated past the building, it momentarily halted the insipidly antagonistic discussion of visitor statistics. She wrote, ‘And it’s breaking my heart … 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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Short Story by Kerry Hodges

“Walking on the Wild Side” By Kerry Hodges   He walks briskly into the bedroom; eyes scanning the half-light, anxious for reassurance, though the room is familiar; his escape, his delight.   Standing on the once expensive, well-worn rug, he … Continue reading

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Fiction Competition – Winner’s Announced.

Fiction Competition – Results! Article by C. Harris. Our fiction competition was judged by Jan Newton, who announced the winning entries at our Christmas lunch in December.  Jan is a successful author, whose books ‘Remember No More’ and ‘Rather To … 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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