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The WA Bush Poets and Yarnspinners welcome you to our website.  We wish to share the passion that delights, inspires, entertains and makes us feel.  It lets us touch that part of our being that day to day life cannot.

The art of bush poetry and yarn spinning is all about entertaining. It is about telling a story and delivering the lines with just the right amount of humour, passion or feeling and sometimes, even with a touch of the theatrical to add to the spectacle - but mostly, it is just about getting up and having a go.

Our Muster is on the 1st Friday of each month, 7.00  -  9.30pm
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Bentley Park Retirement Village
26 Plantation Drive,  Bentley  6102
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"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words"
Robert Frost

WA Bush Poets & Yarn Spinners Association
State Championships in Toodyay
FRIDAY 2nd November - Sunday 4th November, 2018

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or contact Meg Gordon 0404075108.  Entries Close Friday 19th Oct 2018        

Program of Events
Friday 2nd November    CWA rooms Toodyay
  • 9am - Set up Memorial Hall
  • 1pm - 4pm Poetry Performance and Writing Workshop with Bob Magor (SA poet)           
  • 6pm - Meet and Greet, dinner at Freemasons Hotel
Saturday 3rd November    Memorial Hall, Toodyay
  • 9am - Junior Original, Junior Other
  • Walk ups
  • 10am - Novice Original, Novice Other
  • Walk ups
  • 11am - Yarnspinning
  • 12.00 - Lunch
  • 12.50 - Official Opening. Brian Rayner, Toodyay Shire President
  • 1pm   - State Championship - Traditional
  • 3pm - State Championship - Modern
  • 5pm - Finish
  • 7pm - Evening Entertainment. Susan Ashton and Tom McIlveen plus WA performers                                
  • Winners of Written Competition (Silver Quill) announced.
Sunday 4th November    Memorial Hall, Toodyay

  • 7.30am - Bush Poet's Breakfast (Lions Club catering)
  • Walk-ups
  • 9.00am - Poets Brawl
  • 9.30am - State Championship - Original Serious
  • 11.30am - Toodyay Miniature Railway will be operating. Lunch at Duigee Park.
  • Roadwise challenge and railway poems during lunch
  • 1.30pm - State Championship - Original Humorous
  • 3.30pm - Judges Performance - Bob Magor, Tom McIlveen, Keith Lethbridge
  • 4.30pm - Presentation of awards to Performance Winners
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the Program
November Muster has been cancelled.  Our Next Muster is our Christmas Muster on December 7th at 7.00pm - 'Port, Pies and Poetry'.  Bring a Secret  Santa gift ($5 - 10) and join in the festivities.