GARY Elford will present some of his works at Kempsey Library on July 16.
Born and raised in Port Macquarie, Gary has lived in the South Island of New Zealand for 35 years.
He has been writing and performing poetry for the last 25 years. Now residing in Christchurch, Gary has produced and published four poetry collections. "Beneath The Sugarloaf ", "The Night the Rat Stepped Out" "Strength in Adversity" and his latest book "The Birthday Present".
Most of Gary's poems are in the style of bush ballads that tell tales both true and tall. He tours and performs regularly in New Zealand and Australia and the shows are a mixture of humorous bush ballads and poetry with the odd song thrown in.
Come along and enjoy a show full of mirth, merriment, reflection and many hats.