With St Mary’s Church Mudgee we hosted a night of poems, stories and songs to celebrate Henry Lawson’s 150th Birthday. Henry went to school for a time at the school attached to St Mary’s. Our local readers and musicians were joined by professional actors to showcase the multi faceted works of Henry Lawson. Three hours of listening and participation kept the audience enthralled and wishing for more when the night came to a close.
An evening of stories and poetry readings, the works of Henry Lawson, will be held on Wednesday evening the 14th June from 7pm in the Monsignor Flanagan Centre of St Mary of the Presentation Church Mudgee.
The event is being held to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Henry’s birth. Readers include Kevin Pye, Bruce Roberts, Bruce McGregor, Sam Paine, Ross Kurtz, Fr Tony Hennessey and open mike time for anyone else who would like to join in.
Mudgee Valley Writers and St Mary’s Parish are sponsoring the event. Tea, coffee and soft drinks will be supplied. BYO nibbles.
|Artwork by Joy Hibberd|
NORMAN McVICKER YOUTH LITERARY AWARD 2017
Mudgee Valley Writers FAW
1st Precious Recollections Brittany Doolan NSW
2nd Song of the Drover Rachel Goodwin NSW
3rd The Wolf Kaitlan Buckingham NSW
Ballad of the Drover Rachel Goodwin NSW
A Pot from Damascus Freya Cox TAS
Just Abby Strangward VIC
It Will Be Okay Freya Cox TAS
The Drover’s Lament Rachel Goodwin NSW
A Confined Freedom Yehezq‘El Schuster QLD
Journey to Australia Holly Kennedy NSW
A Letter to Death Aiah Al-Saig QLD
1st Letter to my Widow Erinn Branagh NSW
2nd Send Me Home, My Friends! Freya Cox TAS
3rd One Night in New Orleans Lilian Cao NSW
Amadee’s Symphony Natan‘El Schuster QLD
Hope In A Woman’s World Natan‘El Schuster QLD
Ralphie Daisy Andrews NSW
Nana Was a Stolen Girl Daisy Andrews NSW
Jump Maddison Hincks NSW
A Beautiful Disaster Natan‘El Schuster QLD
Unspoken Words of Love Brittany Doolan NSW
The Midnight Library Ines Simec NSW
Hair-ribbon-blue Sky Freya Cox TAS
Made With Love Natan‘El Schuster QLD
Home Bailey Schultz NSW
Eucalyptus Ruby Adams NSW
The Story of Jack Burns Isabella Baker NSW
The annual youth literary award is now open for 2017. This award is sponsored by the estate of Norman McVicker.