It was simply inspiring to see the different age groups coming to celebrate poetry at the library in Tully on Friday.
We had two writers from the Licuala writer’s group , the Indigenous Education Officer from the Highschool and a local Elder who came to share her work. Around 100 people came to the recitals.
The children also performed their poems, and many had memorized their own creations.
They performed to the older writers and to their parents, teachers and fellow students. One of the classes performed impressively as a group and had memorized their poem completely- well done prep/one CC from Tully State School.
They also kindly bought their feet shape creations, with words about themselves or something they wanted to care for to the library and we installed them on the notice boards and around our butterfly ripple effect painting. Thanks so much to their teachers for responding to the unity feet/butterfly ripple effect installation.
Well as soon as I can I’ll post some photos of everything and a more creative representation of the day – I was a bit too busy with microphones to always remember to take photographs but some of our trusty CRACA volunteers, Licuala and others took some photos and so the day is well covered.
Special thanks to Maxine at the library, also to Head librarian Helen for allowing us to use the library, Pam, Ben, Owen, Vanessa, Rebecca, all the young poets attending and all teachers and parents as well as Morrie who lent us some sound equipment, who helped to make the day a great success.
Also thanks to poets who couldn’t be there, Dave Delaney, Image Peace, Daphne Cazalet, and Susan Hawthorne, you were there in spirit, with your poetry gracing the walls and being read at some of our events
Also special thanks to Paulien Bats for her wonderful photographic collages and Owen Allen for running workshops and coming from Atherton to do this!