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 representing that group, the Indigenous Education Officer from the Highschool and a local Elder who came to share her work.
The children also performed their poems, and many had memorized their own creatons. They performed to the older writers and to their parents, teachers and fellow students.
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 – 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 who helped to make the day a great success.