Annual Bush Poetry Event The ‘Muddy River’
From Friday Night 11th till Sunday the 13th of September, Logan Queensland swelled somewhat with an influx of bush poets who had come along to Logan’s Annual Bush Poetry Event the ‘Muddy River’, (that’s our Logan).
It started with Melissa McMahon MP attending our sausage sizzle and Huey looking after us well and truly. We were supposed to have heavy rain but thankfully it stayed away and the wind of the early afternoon dropped for the barbeque.
About 30 participants indulged some were hungry after the two hour workshop with Jan Facey. (A past Australian champion who was to be one of the judges over the weekend the other judge was Ron Leikefett also a past Australian Champion. They both did a brilliant job with no anomalies or large differences in scores.)
We then retired for the Meet and Greet in Heck Cottage, the beautiful colonial house that will take pride of place in the village when the renovations are all complete.
The evening was full of songs and poetry. A special guest was young Amy Ryan who won the “Welcome back to Tamworth’ song writing award 2020 which she sang for us’. (She is only eleven!)
We also were impressed with some digidergeroo playing from a new member Paul Sones.
We had fun with the One Minute won by Andrew Ryan.
The evening finished off with a lovely supper provided with the compliments of the Logan poets.
Saturday saw us with a day of poetry at the Beenleigh showgrounds hall. The program had a Novice a Classical, a Modern and then an Original. We finished up at about 2.45pm.
Sunday morning we were back to the Historical Village in the cinema and well entertained by poems jokes and yarns.
… A great weekend despite the borders being closed.