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WA Bush Poets & Yarnspinners

The Bush Poetry program undergoes a refreshing transformation this year, featuring new performances at the recently renovated Boyup Brook Hotel and poetry sessions under the night sky at the Boyup Brook Golf Club. While bidding farewell to the Tennis Club and Harvey Dickson’s Country Music Centre, the Bowling Club and the Music Park will continue to be part of the program, providing the same familiar enjoyment as in previous years.


WA Bush Poet’s Association
Boyup Brook Hotel  |  Thursday 11:30am – 13:30am
This year, our poets will showcase their poetic talents at the Boyup Brook Hotel, presenting a diverse range of poems ranging from humour-filled verses to more introspective and melancholic pieces.  It promises to be an engaging and enjoyable event for all poetry enthusiasts.

Poetry under the stars at The Golf Club
1159 Six Mile Road, Mayanup  |  Thursday 5:30pm - 8:30pm
The Boyup Brook Golf Club is one of the best 18 hole sand green courses in WA. They will again be hosting the WA State Sand Green Championships later this year. The 18th green will provide a magnificent backdrop as the poets perform out the front of the clubhouse in a spectacular setting. Well known country singer Warwick Trant will share some of his genuine Australian music with you between renditions of original and classic poetry from our renown visiting
and local Bush Poets.  The session starts with a sausage sizzle at 5.30pm with entertainment 6pm to 8.30pm. Please note the Golf Club is a licensed venue and the bar will be open. NO BYO. Tickets $20 available from Rhonda Parker 0428 653 079 or Bill Gordon 0428 651 098.


Balladeer Showcase including Bush Poets
Boyup Brook Town Hall  |  Friday 9:30am – 2:30pm
There’s a captivating four-hour live entertainment session awaiting you at the Boyup Brook Town Hall, featuring a mix of ballads, poetry and delightful humour.
Featuring Terry Bennetts, The Lansdell Family, Dianne Lindsay, Peter Simpson, Gary Fogarty, Keith (Cobber) Lethbridge and Bill Gordon (MC)

Poets Brawl
Boyup Brook Club, Railway Parade  |  Saturday 08:00am – 10:00am
Engage in the "Open Mic" session, where everyone is invited to participate. The Bowling Club will offer breakfast as poets take the stage. Join the excitement of the "Poets Brawl," a one-minute poem competition challenging contestants to incorporate a provided line into their poetry. Just $5 to enter, the winner, decided by audience applause, claims the prize.

Western Australia’s biggest Bush Poets Breakfast    
Music Park  |  Sunday 8:00am – 11:00am       
This marks the most significant Bush Poetry gathering in Western Australia and possibly one of the largest in the entire country. With a lineup of top-notch bush poets participating in the festival, we can anticipate another immensely successful Bush Poet’s Brekky.  Gary Fogarty and all your favourite WA poets will provide a varied poetry program guaranteed to make you laugh, make you cry, and make you think.

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