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The Frances Copping Memorial Prize for Fiction 2021 – Judge and Sponsor 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 2021, named in fond remembrance of our Lifetime President who sadly passed away in … 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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The Richard Booth Prize for Non-Fiction – Judge Announced and Hay Festival is here!

The Richard Booth Prize for Non-Fiction is an annual competition name after one of Hay-on-Wye’s most notable residents, Richard Booth, ‘King of Hay’. Richard was always a great supporter of books, Hay-on-Wye and local writers. Sadly, Richard passed away in … Continue reading

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Poems by our 2021 Prize Winners – Ojo Taiye, Stewart Roberts and Ange Grunsell

We are delighted to showcase some of the work by our 2021 Poetry Competition winners. Ange Grunsell secured Third Prize with a poem inspired by time spent olive picking in Palestine with the Zaytoun, a Community Interest Company and social … 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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Winner of the Frances Copping Memorial Prize for Fiction Announced.

We are delighted to announce the results of the Frances Copping Memorial Prize for Fiction Competition 2020. We were pleased to receive a good number of entries from both inside and outside Hay Writers’ Circle and we very much welcome … Continue reading

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A Tribute to Frances Copping – Founder of Hay Writers Circle.

It is with no small measure of delight that we celebrate the life and works of Hay Writers’ Circle founder, Frances Copping, (1934-2020) Frances founded the then, Hay and District Writers’ Circle, in 1979.  She was our greatest supporter, mentor and latterly, … 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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2020 Poetry Competition – Results Announced.

The winners of the 2020 Hay Writers’ Circle Poetry Competition are: First prize –  Emma van Woerkom  – ‘Blackberry Seed’ Second prize – Angela Grunsell  – ‘Autonomy’ Third prize – Katy Stones   – ‘After him’ This year our judge … Continue reading

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2018 Fiction Competition – Judge Announced – Sue Limb

The Hay Writers’ Circle 2018 Fiction Competition – Judge Announced We are delighted to confirm that the author Sue Limb will be our judge for the 2018 Fiction Competition. Sue Limb. Sue Limb’s professional writing career began immediately after escaping … Continue reading

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