Poets converge on Dunedoo for festival

THE 15th annual Dunedoo Bush Poetry Festival is almost here with the opening night on Thursday, February 28 at the Dunedoo Jubilee Hall with a meet and greet where the entertainment starts with poets invited to walk-up and recite anything they choose.

The local group from Sing Australia is also providing entertainment with their renditions of national bush-theme songs.

St Michael's P and F will also be catering with a barbecue for anyone attending this informal evening.

On Friday, March 1, a bus trip is planned for visitors, picking up at various points in the town.

A popular introduction to Dunedoo is one of the highlights on this trip with the appearance of local identities giving commentary en route.

Intermediate poets will begin their competition in the afternoon and then the fun really starts, with the talented yarn spinners entertaining us during the evening at the Sporting Club.

The resident Chinese cook will attend to our food requirements.

Saturday morning competition begins at 8am on March 2, at the Central School Hall.

Those performing classical poems, followed by original-serious section followed then by the contemporary section.

Entertainment will be provided on the Saturday night following the original-humorous section by the professional poets, some of whom will be the judges during the weekend.

Sunday morning will see everyone descend on the local park, to hear the poets in their brawl.

This is where those poets who have bought a title during the weekend have the opportunity to present their composition.

A barbecue breakfast will be available.

The committee welcome anyone wishing to attend and thank their very generous sponsors for their assistance in holding this annual event.

For further information, please contact Eric Beer; phone/fax 02 6886 3592, email; pine.hill.2831@bigpond.com

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