In the lead-up to the Poetry Under the Stars event at Katoomba (more about that, below), two of our latest podcasts feature poets and performers Gregory North and Sandy Holmes – including wonderful recitations from each. Click on the links below to hear the podcast audio online, or search for ‘Listeners in the Mist’ in iTunes to subscribe.
Discovered wandering in the Blue Mountains, this man of many hats will have you wondering which voice is really his. Known for his rendition of ‘The Man From Snowy River’ in 15 different accents and his adventures with sticky tape, the voices and characters in his poems and yarns could be the result of medical experimentation or maybe he’s just a freak of nature. Whichever it is, this three-time Australian bush poetry champion brings a multitude of characters to life whenever he performs. His DVDs ‘Man of Many Hats’ and ‘Stick It’ are great ways to relive the experience. www.gregorynorth.com.au
Local poet Sandy Holmes talks about her favourite poets, love of bush poetry and performance, all with a wonderful sense of humour. She is involved in many community poetry events including the ‘Poet’s Breakfast’ at the Winter Magic Festival, Katoomba, and will be one of the poets featured at the upcoming event ‘Poetry Under the Stars’ at the new Katoomba Cultural Centre on November 30, 2012. Her book, Sandy Versus Sandy: A Bad Case of Poetic License will be available for sale on the night.
POETRY UNDER THE STARS
Blue Mountains City Library, in collaboration with local poets, presents a FREE family-friendly, National Year of Reading 2012, community event.
Bring family and friends, a picnic tea (no alcohol please), a rug or folding chair, and sit beneath the stars in the shared courtyard of the new Blue Mountains Cultural Centre and Library – 30 Parke Street, Katoomba. (If the weather is bad, we’ll move inside the new Katoomba Library).
Be enchanted by our talented local poets, reading their original work.
MC’d by Lis Bastian with musical entertainment provided by the Mudlarks choir and friends.
Friday 30th November 2012 from 6pm-9pm