Tag Archives: Welsh Borders

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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Celebrating 40 Years of Writing Together.

  The Hay Writers’ Circle celebrates forty years of writing together. In 1979 our founder, Frances Copping, had moved to Hay from Wimbledon and wanted to find a writers’ group. Failing to do so she decided to start one herself … 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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Poetry Competition 2018 Results!

Hay Writers’ Poetry Competition 2018 by C. Harris The judge this year was Libby Houston.  For the first time this competition was open to selected non-members, those who had attended our very successful poetry workshop in February of this year, … Continue reading

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Hay Festival 2018

HAY FESTIVAL 2018 – 24th May-3rd June. It’s that glorious time of year again when we open our diaries, scan a scintillating programme crammed with stimulating events and slowly begin to fathom a literary-inspired jigsaw of lectures, talks and exhibitions … Continue reading

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Slipping Seasons & Fiction Judge Announcement

Slipping Seasons No sooner have I remarked about where Summer has gone, then I find myself declaring the same about Autumn too; another season ‘goodbyed’ almost before I’ve had time to ‘hello’ it! In the Hay-on-Wye area we’ve enjoyed languidly … Continue reading

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THE RICHARD BOOTH PRIZE 2016

Winners Announced! On the hottest day of the year (so far), it was delightful to see Richard and Hope Booth present the prizes for the Richard Booth Prize for Non-Fiction 2016. This years competition judge was Dan Davies – Winner of the … Continue reading

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Hay Festival Highs!

What a beautiful, bustling buzz Hay Festival created this year and we are all still brimming in that honey-golden time, like a piece of well loved nostalgia. Our event was another sell out success. On two occasions before the performance started extra chairs … Continue reading

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Finding Poetry in Hay-on-Wye — Emma van Woerkom ~ Poet

Its been an amazing ten days of sunshine, canvas and books as Hay Festival celebrates it’s last full day of festivities for another year. I’m lucky as it’s right on my doorstep – (literally, 2 minutes door to door as … Continue reading

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Pick & Mix at Hay Festival 2016

BOOK – BOOKS – BOOKSHOP! We are all currently making sacrifices to the Welsh weather gods for a fine, sunny and dry Hay Festival. But this aside, it’s worth remembering that if you find yourself soggy under canvas, desperately using … Continue reading

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