Bush poets spin yarns for charity
Colloquialisms, quips and quintessentially Australian yarns were in no short supply as bush poets Neil McArthur, Colin Driscoll and Marco Gliori travelled the region this week.
The trio were visiting as part of the second annual South West Bush Poets Festival, visiting schools in Busselton, Margaret River and Nannup as part of the trip.
Launched at Whicher Ridge Wines with a long-table lunch on Sunday, the festival also featured a visit and workshop at the Busselton Men’s Shed, and will culminate in a fundraising evening for the Black Dog Ride at Busselton Football Club this Saturday.
The Eastern States poets spun a variety of rhyming tales, diving into issues such as life in the bush, overzealous first aid club members and even tailored a few rhymes to guests at the lunch.
Tickets for this weekend’s Bush Poets Odyssey at Busselton Football Club are available from the club, Oceanic Marine, Whicher Ridge Wines and stickytickets.com.au.
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