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Poets' Picnic

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Tuesday 23 February, 5pm – 8pm
Blackburn Gardens, Double Bay

New Beginnings...

Join us to imagine and explore new paths and fresh starts, the life changes we all experience: from love to loss, and the possibilities that come with new learning and insight, both into our world and ourselves. Grab a rug, pack a picnic and celebrate poetry under the stars by Sydney Harbour!

ABC radio presenter Simon Marnie will compere this fantastic free event, featuring witty, nostalgic, evocative poetry from iconic, established and new poets including:

  • Rachel Calleja
  • Lorin Reid
  • Melinda Smith
  • Geoffrey Lehmann
  • Robert Adamson
  • Pip Smith
  • Elias Greig
  • Student performers from Ascham, Kincoppal Rose Bay, Rose Bay Secondary College and SCEGGS 

The festivities will begin at 5pm with a children's chalk poetry workshop, live jazz and roving performers. Poetry begins at 6pm.

Refreshments available for purchase on the night. 

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 19 February and can be collected from Blackburn Gardens between 5pm-6pm on Tuesday 23 February.

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

View photos of the 2015 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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