Mount Isa will celebrate bush tales and poems for Isa Rodeo week, with the Zonta Club of Mount Isa hosting their annual Bush Poet's Breakfast.
In-line with COVID-19 restrictions, The Zonta Club of Mount Isa have teamed up with Terrace Gardens Function Centre to host their 19th annual Bush Poet's Breakfast on Thursday August 6.
Event coordinator Sue Wicks, said this year's event would be very different to previous years.
"We know that we are restricted in numbers, so we have been working closely with Terrace Gardens to make sure we can comply with COVID-19 specifications and we are limited to 50 sold tickets, which is about half of what we normally do," Ms Wicks said.
"Given this year is a Virtual Rodeo and not a physical rodeo, that's why we want to host it. We want to support the Virtual Rodeo and that Mount Isa is still having a Rodeo Week."
Ms Wicks said the breakfast was about celebrating the quieter side of rodeo.
"It is sharing the yarns, stories and tales that the bushies live and know," she said.
"It's an early start to the day at 6am, so it's when the bushies would be having a cuppa or some breaking in the stock camps. We have it in the cool morning with a hot breakfast and it's about getting into the theme of Rodeo Week."
Ms Wicks is calling on local poets old and new to join in the event.
"We have some regular poets who will be coming back again this year, but we are also encouraging new poets who would like to join the cast and add to the event," she said.
"So if there are any local poets who would like to come and have a go they can get in touch."
Tickets for the event at $40 and can be purchased through contactless payments at TriBooking.
"With the COVID-19 restrictions you sit with the people you book with," Ms Wicks said.
"So if there is a few people who wish to sit together they need to book together, so plan ahead.
"And if you're sick, please protect our community and not attend."
Ms Wicks said this event was a tradition for Zonta, who enjoy getting in the spirit of rodeo.
"It is our tradition and part of what we give back to the community," she said.
"We don't make money from hosting this event, it's an event that we do because we want to be a part of rodeo week and the activities."
Raffles and lucky door prizes will also be available at the event.
Interested poets and yarn spinners can contact Sue Wicks at firstname.lastname@example.org
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