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Hay Festival 2016 – Exciting Times

Hay-on-Wye – Hay-oh-My! It’s the 18th May  and time is definitely marching to a very fast paced drum indeed. We have been rehearsing our festival pieces and no small amount of re-edits, tweaks and minor adjustments have been accomplished with … Continue reading

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Dan Davies Announced As Non-Fiction Judge 2016

The Hay Writers are delighted to announce that Dan Davies has agreed to judge the Richard Booth Prize for Non Fiction 2016. The winners will be revealed mid-July. Presently, I imagine industrious pens editing their hearts out in the hope of … Continue reading

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Hay Writers at Hay Festival 2016

IT’S ALMOST FESTIVAL TIME AGAIN! We are grateful to the organisers for allowing us a slot at the Festival again this year.  We will be reading our latest poetry and prose in the Scribblers’ Hut at 7pm on Wednesday,  1st June, … Continue reading

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Blustery Book Updates From A Windswept Hay.

First of all, a huge thank you to everyone who has bought and supported our anthology, ‘Pick and Mix’. It’s been selling like the proverbial hot cakes – not like King Alfred’s scorched offerings, but rather similar to a Mary … Continue reading

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Book Launch makes the Press!

PICK AND MIX Things could not be going any better with the launch of our new Anthology. Pick and Mix is selling better than hoped, plus the Brecon and Radnor Express and the Wye Local are both running articles this week; … Continue reading

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The anticipation of a book launch …

Pick and Mix anthology update by Emma van Woerkom Suddenly, I hear boxes of books are arriving at the Hay Writers’ Circle HQ filled with glorious copies of our Pick and Mix anthology.  We are delighted and excited – book … Continue reading

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Hay Writers’ Fiction Competition Judge announced as Piers Wenger

Exciting times ahead with the confirmation of our Fiction Competition Judge 2015.  Piers Wenger is the Head of Drama for Channel 4 and E4, as well as an Executive Producer for Film 4 and will be our Fiction Competition Judge … Continue reading

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MUCK, MAYHEM & MEMORIES – ‘A FOOT IN THE BUCKET’ IS PUBLISHED

by Emma van Woerkom Two years before The Good Life appeared on our television screens, Jenny and her husband made the decision to leave their urban home and lifestyle to embrace a life of self-sufficiency in the Welsh Hills. At … Continue reading

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Pick and Mix Anthology News.

“The first real content meeting for the Hay Writers new anthology took place at the weekend in the glorious booktown of Hay-on-Wye. I’m very happy to report that we have 80 strong pages of wonderful, diverse new writing selected and … Continue reading

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A Poem for Ruth Stone, Poet 1915-2011

A Poem for Ruth Stone, Poet 1915-2011 Earlier this summer I was involved in a project responding to works of the American poet Ruth Stone, 1915-2011. Ruth Stone? – I freely admitted to Elephants Footprint (publishers of this new anthology) that I’d … Continue reading

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