Poetry Performance and Compere

Just want to say THANKYOU SO MUCH FOR BEING THE BEST MC EVER! You were so wonderful and fun and affirmative and truthful to the audience, bold enough to say what the musicians never can!”

Miriam Leiberman, Katoomba 2016

Need a compere or entertaining poet for your event? Sandy has a wealth of experience emceeing at festivals, poetry gigs and community events. Sandy delivers tailored talks on the Blue Mountains, comperes events and recites a delicious variety of poetry to suit every audience.

Sandy’s Poetry Performance credits include:

  • Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival; featured poet 2016 and semi-regular MC.
  • ‘Breakfast Talk Show Host’ and producer of the Blue Mountains Winter Magic Festival’s Poets Breakfast ‘Start the Day Laughing’ 2012 – current.
  • Blue Mountains Music Festival (programmed poet at Poets Breakfast 2009 -2016) and host of “the Rogue Poets Supper Club” 2013)
  • “Poetry under the Stars” Katoomba Library. Compere and performer; Blue Mountains City Council event,  2013 >  2016
    Thanks so much for being, once again, our excellent MC and poet wrangler. It was a really great event.
    Theresa Lock. Blue Mountains City Library Nov 2016
  • Emcee and Auctioneer; Wagana Aboriginal Dancers Fundraising Auction 2015
  • Tasmanian Poetry Festival 2013: Various poetry gigs and a Rhyme and Metre Workshop for the festival, one of the best gigs I’ve ever had, where I performed aboard a boat, in a brewery, and shared the stages with a super-talented and diverse mob of poets and poetry lovers.
  • Sydney Writers Festival Poetry in the Caves 2013 – (Admittedly, my gig was performing poetry on the bus)
  • “Poetry under the Stars” performer Nov 2012.
    http://listenersinthemist.podbean.com/2012/11/06/episode-25-poet-sandy-holmes/
  • Illawarra Folk Festival; Featured Poet 2013
  • Guest poet Blue Gum Forest 80 Year Anniversary Celebrations at Govetts Leap Sep 2012
  • Australian Poetry Slam NSW State finalist: 2010, 2011, 2012, National finalist 2010.
  • Rhododendron Festival Blackheath; various years
  • Linden Citizens annual Vine and Verse; various years
  • Newcastle Poetry in the Pub Aug 2011