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Poets' Picnic 2015

Tuesday 24 February, 5pm – 8pm
Blackburn Gardens, Double Bay

Woollahra Libraries will host its 26th annual Poets' Picnic in the beautiful Blackburn Gardens. Poetry lovers are invited to pack a picnic rug and join us for nostalgic and evocative readings of poems that celebrate nature at this free event.

ABC radio presenter Simon Marnie will emcee this fantastic free event, featuring both established and emerging Australian poets and personalities including:

  • Les Murray
  • Theodore Ell
  • Fiona Wright
  • Margaret Bradstock
  • Nikki Gemmell
  • Miles Merrill

The festivities will begin at 5pm with live music, a chalk poetry workshop for children, a giant origami bird-making activity for kids and adults alike and roving performers. Poetry performances begin at 6pm.

Pre-order a Picnic Hamper for the Poets Picnic

This year, you can pre-order a delicious picnic hamper from Pop Up Picnic to enjoy with your Poetry.

Picnic Hampers must be ordered before 5pm on Friday 20 February and can be collected from Blackburn Gardens between 5pm-6pm on Tuesday 24 February.

To view the menus and to book your hamper, visit Pop Up Picnic.

View photos of the 2014 Poets' Picnic.

For more details please contact Woollahra Libraries on 9391 7100.

Mayor Cr Zeltzer and MC Simon Marnie
Mayor Cr Zeltzer and MC Simon Marnie

Crowd listens to Maggie Walsh
Crowd listens to poet Maggie Walsh

Astrid Lorange reads poetry
Astrid Lorange reads poetry

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