Champion Bush Poet Robyn Sykes loves to entertain.
The Binalong Bard uses her energetic mix of original, traditional and modern verse to breathe life into poetic characters and stories.
The Boyup Brook Country Music Festival, the Poets Breakfast at the 154th Yass Show and the Man From Snowy River Bush Festival are some of the highlights of her year so far.
Robyn was delighted to perform at the CanAssist dinner in Harden in May, where Gail O’Brien spoke movingly on the Lifehouse and the work of her late husband, the brilliant cancer specialist Chris OBrien.
And what a feast of poetry is coming up! There’s Turning Wave Festival ( Yass, third weekend in September) http://www.turningwave.org.au/
There’s also Folk by the Sea (Kiama, fourth weekend in September). Yippee!http://www.folkbythesea.com.au/
Binalong Arts Group Inc’s regular Brush with Poetry events continue with Robyn at the helm, along with Yvette Gilroy, mein host of the beautiful and historic Black Swan Gallery and Wine Bar. Last Sunday of every odd month, except January (ie March, May, July, September and November). 1.30 for 2pm. All welcome!
The busy poet is also a keen supporter of Wombat Pub Poets, held on the last Sunday of every even month, except December. 7pm. She can also be found at St Lawrence’s aged care facility at Murrumburrah on the second Monday of every month at 2pm.
She continues to perform, write, organise events and judge competitions. She loves to enthrall audiences with her enthusiastic brand of poetry. Perhaps you would like Robyn to add her special touch to your event? Or maybe you would like to commission a poem for that special occasion…
What do people say about Robyn?
Robyn showed why she was the 2012 Australian Female Champion with her energetic presentations leaving people half her age gasping in amazement. Bill Gordon. Boyup Brook CMF.
Robyn absolutely astonished the audience with her exuberance, immense energy and pure mastery of the spoken word. For the many newcomers who attended last night, Robyn’s performance was an absolute revelation as to just how entertaining and enjoyable bush poetry can be. Vic Jefferies. Gosford Bush Poets.
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