The 11th of November 2018 is the centenary of Armistice Day and Coffs Harbour’s library service is inviting members of the community who wish to mark the anniversary by sharing their own Great War family memories, letters and photographs at an evening of commemorative poetry at the Harry Bailey Memorial Library on Friday, November 9.
Well-known Mid North Coast poet John Bennett will open the evening with a short introduction to WWI poetry and the reading of a number of the best-known, classic favourites. The audience will also be invited to share their own favourite poem, or their own writing on the subject.
Anyone in the community who would also like to share their memories, letters or photographs of family members who served in WWI, or the services at that period in history, will be warmly welcomed at the event.
Refreshments and finger food will be served from 5.30pm for a 6pm start. Please register your interest for catering purposes or by calling the library on 6648-4900.
Members of the public can also view the local honour boards that record the many local soldiers, sailors and airmen who gave their lives in the Great War at Coffs Harbour Regional Museum.