Tag Archives: Wales

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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Winners Announced for the 2021 Richard Booth Prize for Non-Fiction

We are delighted to announce the results of our annual non-fiction competition. This popular competition again received a good number of entries from both inside and outside Hay Writers’ Circle and we very much welcome external interest in all our … Continue reading

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Hay Writers in Offa’s Dyke Path 50th Anniversary Celebrations

It’s been an exciting week of writing and now we slip seamlessly into July. On the 10th of this month Offa’s Dyke Path will be celebrating it’s 50th anniversary and we are delighted to announce that 2 of the Hay … Continue reading

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Poem from Jean O’Donoghue – Poetry Competition 3 weeks to go!

From the Hay Writers’ Circle Poetry Competition archives. The 2017 winning poem as judged by Christopher Meredith. Remembrance by Jean O’Donoghue I’ll slide between them breathing frost and consternation Mondays and Thursdays other nights I’ll place grit within soft folds … Continue reading

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Hay Festival Digital 2020

#ImagineTheWorld – Virtually Here by Emma van Woerkom Looking back on the heady days of Hay Festival 2019, it’s truly difficult to imagine what a difference 12 months can make. Could we have guessed the words ‘pandemic’, ‘social isolation’ and … Continue reading

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Book Launch at The Poetry Bookshop, Hay-on-Wye

BOOK LAUNCH A magnificent night, a full house with standing room only and a fine compliment of poets reading from Seren Book’s publication Poems from the Borders. A huge thank you to Chris and Melanie Prince who hosed the event … Continue reading

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Richard Booth M.B.E. (1938-2019)

Statement from our Chairperson: Ange Grunsell “Hay Writers’ Circle join the rest of our Hay community in grieving at the loss of the man who put Hay on the map and transformed the town into a town of books, of … 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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New Poet Laureate & Poetry Winners

New Poet Laureate Chosen We are absolutely delighted to congratulate Simon Armitage on his appointment as Poet Laureate. Many of us Hay Writers have long admired his written work (heaving book shelves with signed copies are a testament to this), … 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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