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Winners Announced for the Hay Poetry Competition 2022

Hot Off The Press! The winners of the Hay Writers’ Circle Poetry Competition 2022 are as follows : 1st Prize – Michelle Pearce 2nd Prize – Jean O’Donoghue 3rd Prize – Jaz Slade Congratulations to our winners and to everyone … Continue reading

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And that’s a wrap!

As another exhilarating Hay Festival draws to a close it’s time to reflect on what an incredibly positive experience this literary machine brings to authors, publishers, books sellers, readers and of course, our own writing group. We are so grateful … Continue reading

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A Film, A Book and A Festival!

Bronwyn Goes Dancing by Shane Anderson Bronwyn Goes Dancing is a short film written by new Hay Writers’ Circle member, Shane Anderson, and directed by Chris Lang at a time when both were members of Pontardawe Arts Centre’s ‘Script Cafe’ – another dynamic writers’ group … 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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Announcement – Richard Booth Prize For Non Fiction 2022

*STOP PRESS* Submissions are now invited for our annual Non Fiction Competition, The Richard Booth Prize 2022, named after one of Hay-on-Wye’s most notable residents and it’s self proclaimed ‘King of Hay’. Richard was always a great supporter of books, … Continue reading

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Hay Writers’ Circle at Hay Festival, 2022

We are thrilled to announce that Hay Writers’ Circle will be performing at Hay Festival 2022. Our event, number 212, takes place at 2.30pm on Wednesday 1st June in the Summerhouse. It’s a FREE but ticketed event, so please click … Continue reading

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Gladstone’s Library Reading Rooms, March 2022

by Emma van Woerkom Silence is Golden It is always a treat to spend many hours in the quiet company of books. Needless to say, my visit to Gladstone’s Library has been nothing short of a revelation. Not only are … Continue reading

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Double Book Launch for Hay Writers’, Mark Bayliss

On a weekend where we’ve all ‘gone to ground’ under the blustering sway of Storm Eunice, Hay Writers’ Circle Secretary, Mark Bayliss is celebrating the launch of not one, but 2 incredible new books – Rare Earth and Valley Noir … Continue reading

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Judge and Details Announced for Hay Writers Poetry Competition 2022.

*STOP PRESS* Submissions are now invited for our annual Poetry Competition and we are delighted to announce the Judge for 2022 is Dr Jack McGowan, Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing and Head of Department of English, Media & Culture at … Continue reading

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Jean Hare – Winner of the 2021 Frances Copping Memorial Prize for Fiction

We are excited to announce the results of our 2021 Frances Copping Memorial Prize for Fiction Competition, named in fond remembrance of our Lifetime President who sadly passed away in 2020. This popular competition again received a good number of … Continue reading

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