Aspiring poets invited to Yarrabilba

Published: 24 April 2017

Aspiring poets invited to Yarrabilba

A morning of poetry in the park will wind up a special community project at Yarrabilba next weekend.

A bush poetry breakfast on Sunday, 30 April in Yarrabilba’s Greenstone Park will be the wrap-up event for Connecting our communities: Yarrabilba and Logan Village.

Sport and Community Services Committee Chairperson Councillor Steve Swenson said the Logan City Council and Yarrabilba Community Association (YCA) had been partnering on this project.

“Connecting our Communities has given us an opportunity to inject arts, culture and heritage into a new community and make connections to the existing skills and knowledge in an established one.

“Yarrabilba is a new and rapidly growing community while Logan Village is one of Logan's oldest suburbs and renowned for its heritage and civic pride.”

Cr Swenson said Poets in the Park would run from 9am to 12pm and mark the end of the month-long project.

Connecting our Communities is supported by the Regional Arts Development Fund, a partnership between the Queensland Government and Logan City Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.

Cr Swenson said Council wanted to encourage the community to celebrate the project’s end, particularly as the launch event was cancelled due to major flooding.

The day will feature the Logan Performance Bush Poets and Australian songs performed by Wayne Caldwell. Bring a picnic or purchase breakfast at YCA’s BBQ.
Sparky Do Dah will host traditional games for young ones and families and there will face painting by Mandy.

Division 4 Councillor Laurie Koranski said the community was invited to be involved in the poetry breakfast.

“You can put yourself in the running for a $50 cash prize and a gold medal by entering the One Minute Poem Competition,” Cr Koranski said.

“Participants must write a poem about Yarrabilba containing the words Yarrabilba, camp, pine and beautiful.

“You will then need be at Greenstone Park to read or recite your poem between 10am and 11am on the 30 April.

“We invite everyone to join us in the park for a day of fun.”