Join us on Monday 19th July at 10.30am in our Port Macquarie Library Meeting Room for a fun morning with Gary Elford.
Born and raised in Port Macquarie on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales, Gary has lived in the South Island of New Zealand f or 35 odd years. He has been writing and performing poetry for the last 25 years. Now residing in Christchurch, Gary has produced and published 4 poetry collections. “ Beneath The Sugarloaf “,
“The Night the Rat Stepped Out” “Strength in Adversity” and his latest book “ The Birthday Present”. Most of Gary’s poems are in the style of bush ballads that tell tales both true and tall. He tours and performs regularly in New Zealand and Australia and the shows are a mixture of humorous bush ballads and poetry with the odd song thrown in. Come along and enjoy a show full of mirth, merriment, reflection and many hats…..
The Birthday Present
This, the fourth collection of poems published by Christchurch poet Gary Elford, is drawn from the ‘Bits and Bobs’ collection he has written over the last seven years. The poems are a mixture of humorous and reflective pieces. Some of the humorous poems are enhanced by the cartoons of Adrian Higgins.