Poetry & Spoken Word at Peak

Poetry and the spoken word have always been a major part of the Perisher Peak Festival. Patrons are invited to be part of the poetry events and to enjoy the festival poets. Given the Snowy Mountains’ connection with one of Australia’s most famous poems, ‘The Man From Snowy River’, it’s not surprising that poetry and verse is featured.

In recognition of the significance that verse and the spoken word has had in the region there will be a pre-festival open and junior poetry competition including:

• Broken Ski Award
• Snowy Poetry Cup
• BYO Poem Sessions

Broken Ski Award Now Open

If you would like to enter an original poem in the Broken Ski Award, please submit it electronically below. Entry is free. Poems can be of any style and form. A connection to snow is probably good but not essential. There is no prize money – just the glory!

Entries close 6 June 2017.

Three categories:
• Open section
• Secondary School Section
• Junior School Section

Winners will be announced at the final concert at Smiggins Hotel on Monday 12th June 2017.

Further enquiries with [email protected]

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Timetable

There are number of poetry and spoken word events which patrons can also make contributions to – just see the host to participate. Monday’s event includes Limericks with a snow / ski twist!

Festival spoken wordists include Russell Hannah and Jason Roweth.

POET’S LUNCH
Bring your poem to share.
1:00pm SATURDAY Sundeck Hotel, hosts Russell Hannah and Jason Roweth
11.30am SUNDAY Sundeck Hotel, hosts Russell Hannah and Jason Roweth

THAT’S NOT HOW I HEARD IT
Some joker asked “What is truth?”, then buggered off without an answer… But Jason Roweth is here with some bush poetry and yarns, a song or three thrown in – and no word of a lie!  Lawson, Paterson, Dengate, Kevans, anon & etc… a show from the bush and beyond – with a nod to the High Country.
12.15pm SUNDAY Sundeck Hotel

SNOWY POETRY CUP
Bring your prize poem to attempt to win the coveted Snowy Poetry Cup.
4.45pm SUNDAY Sundeck Hotel, host Russell Hannah

EVENING POWITT
Jason Roweth will take you on a journey, make you laugh, and make you think.
8.15pm SUNDAY Sundeck Hotel

CHAMPAGNE POET’S & LIMERICKS
Bring your poem and limericks to share.
10.30am MONDAY Smigs Lounge, host Russell Hannah

BROKEN SKI AWARD ANNOUNCEMENT
The Broken Ski Award for an original poem will be announced and read at the Festival Finale.
2:30pm MONDAY Smigs Stage

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