A mix of poets and those who enjoy bush
poetry, getting together for a fully cooked breakfast, and, in our
case, to raise funds for worthy causes.
When are they held?
They are held in our area once a year -
as part of the Crow's Nest Community Festival. This year - Sunday October 21st 2018.
Where do the funds go this year?
The recipients of funds raised this
year are the Highfields Guides/Scouts and the Highfields Pioneer Village.
What is the cost?
$15 for the bush poetry, breakfast and
entry to the Pioneer Village for the day. Children 12 and under half
price.If you choose you can also take in the Bush Poetry writing workshop conducted by Greg.
What time does it start?
Breakfast on the go from 7am. We start the bush poetry at 7:30am, and
finish about 9:30am. You are then welcome to spend the day at the Pioneer Village. Don't forget their tea and damper!!
I would like to do a bit more bush
poetry. What else is available?
On the day there are a couple of opportunities.
Around smoko time we will be having a bush poetry writing workshop
for beginners to experienced - no extra charge.
During the Poet's
Breakfast you may like to read/recite (a maximum of two) poems that
you have written or that you enjoy. There are two prizes
on offer -
one open to all, and one for "Audience Response". Just nominate with the MC
on the day.
A resident of the Blue Mountains NSW, Gregory North is a writer and
performer of bush poetry and yarns. His quirky humour and bent for accents make
him unique among bush verse entertainers. He literally 'lives' each character,
whether it's the coal seam gas miner, the complaining granny or a rather camp
Clancy of The Overflow.
Since his first major competition win at the 'Man From Snowy River Festival'
in 2004, Greg has won a string of performance poetry awards including
Australian Bush Poetry Champion in 2008, 2009 and 2010. In late 2006 Greg won
his first award for written poetry - a first place in the Gippsland Wattle Bush
Poetry Award - followed up by several other wins in written competitions. Greg
has also competed four times at the National Poetry Slam.
Known for his rendition of Banjo Paterson's 'The Man From Snowy River' in 15
different accents and a variety of other characters, he's not your regular bush
Greg's Bush Laureate Award-winning CD
Frackin' Fricker gives an
irreverent insight into coal seam gas mining along with some slam pieces,
neglected verse and even a rap. He also has two DVDs:
Gregory North should
Stick It and
Man of Many Hats where you can see his unique
characters and hats, plus CDs
Fully Sick, Mate! and
of Banjo Paterson.
In demand at festivals, schools, competitions and corporate functions, this
man of many hats is sure to entertain. More information and photos appear on
Greg's website www.gregorynorth.com.au
Where can I buy tickets?
TICKETS available in October
The $15 ticket allows entry to the bush poetry, the bush poetry writing workshop if you choose, a fully cooked breakfast and the day at the Highfields Pioneer Village
In Toowoomba tickets can be purchased from
Rhonda's Refits, 100 Taylor St, Toowoomba.
46 3 789
33 EFTPOS Available
Phone through and we can have the tickets available for payment and collection at the door.
In Highfields, tickets can be purchased from the
Highfields Pioneer Village4696 6309.