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Poets' Picnic 2020
This year's event theme is BiodiVerse - Thursday 27 February 5pm to 8pm
Grab a rug, pack a picnic and celebrate poetry under the stars by Sydney Harbour!
Featuring a fantastic line-up of some of established and emerging poets, live music, outdoor games and activities and more!
Compered by Simon Marnie (ABC Radio 702)
Poetry performances from Miriam Hechtman, Pam Brown, Chris Oakey with more poets to be confirmed. Student performers from Ascham School , Kincoppal Rose Bay, The Scots College and Rose Bay Secondary School.
Live music from 5pm. Poets Performances from 6-8pm.
Picnic Baskets available for pre-order in January.
Poets' Picnic 2019
The 2019 Poets’ Picnic was held on Tuesday 26 February. It was a wonderful evening to celebrate the event’s 30th anniversary.
The weather was clear and approximately 280 people came and listened to poetry under the stars.
Simon Marnie returned as emcee for his 18th year and The Hon. Gabrielle Upton read the first poem on the theme of Changes. The community thoroughly enjoyed seeing previous poets present as well as some new faces. Impressive performances were given by all, including local high school students from Ascham, Kambala, Kincoppal and Moriah’s College.
To mark 30 years of Poets’ Picnics, every attendee received a custom made cupcake. There was a great atmosphere enhanced by live jazz music, children’s games and activities, a light up '30' sign and delicious picnic food.
Images from Poet's Picnic 2019 including poets Mark Tredennick, Fiona Wright, Holly Friedlander Liddicoat and Judith Beveridge