Saturday, 29 September 2018

Just what is it that’s made the Kenilworth Poets Breakfast such a popular annual event?

From humble beginnings behind the old scout hut eighteen years ago, the breakfasts have now become an annual favourite with poets and audience alike.

The event is the annual fundraiser for not just Conondale Range Conservation but also for several other local community groups as well and is part of the Kenilworth Arts Festival. 

Again with popular local poet Ian Mackay as MC, this year’s breakfast promises to be every bit as good, if not better, than its predecessors, with a great line-up of poets and yarn spinners, some familiar faces and some fresh ones too.

Poets’ Breakfasts bring together an impromptu diversity of styles, both in performance and writing. The usual response of Kenilworth audiences is that they “never realized poetry could be this much fun”.

Poets’ Breakfasts have been an integral part of the successful resurgence of performance poetry over the last two decades. The result is a performance that that, while unpredictable in direction, never fails to heartily entertain.

 “As well as our seasoned performers, we always keep space in our program for others,” says Ian, “and it’s wonderful to hear people who quietly volunteer to perform and then blow everyone away with their poetry.”

The Breakfast commences at 8am on Saturday 29 September in the woodchop arena just behind the Kenilworth Hall. Entry is $5 with both breakfast and coffee and cake being available.

Following the Breakfast, there’s ample time to visit the impressive art display, the centrepiece of the Kenilworth Arts Festival, in the nearby hall and other events around the town.

Increasingly attractive is the option of camping in the showgrounds and simply strolling over to the Breakfast in the morning.  For camping enquiries either email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 0438 849 947.  

For inquiries about the Breakfast phone Ian   54 460 124 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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