Judith Wright, one of Australia's best-known poets and also a determined activist for the environment and the Aboriginals, was a long-term resident of the Scenic Rim, and many of her poems were written while living here (and of course our electorate now bears her name). She was also one of the co-founders of the Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland (now usually shortened to Wildlife Queensland), which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.
Brett Dionysius, a member of Scenic Rim Wildlife and a published poet, has been researching Judith Wright's history, and will present some of his findings as well as reading some of her poetry and some of his own about the wildlife, forests and conservation issues in the Scenic Rim. Poems by another local published poet, Sara Bruxner, with wildlife themes, will also be read. Images of some of our local wildlife and their habitats will be simultaneously projected. This Wild Poetry event will be held at 4.30 in the conference room of the Outlook, Boonah, after the close of other events for World Environment Day Festival on Saturday June 2nd.