As part of the Land of the Beardies Festival in November each year Glen Innes hosted a Poetry Festival which included on the program a section devoted to works of poetry or prose that depict the social and cultural history of the area.
I participated and was a finalist on each of the following occasions.
2011 entered “Sisters” and “With Work hope, time and a little luck”
2012 ‘eehrindi the place, the people’
2013 “Her – story”
2014 “WHO?”

Work also contributed to two volumes of “Glenthology” see also a brush with verse.