Apr 16 2012

Sykes – Robyn

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Robyn Sykes

Enquiries: rdsykes2@bigpond.com

Robyn inherited a love of bush verse from her mother and grandmother, and has been reciting poetry for as long as she can remember. For many years the long-time Binalong resident has performed at community functions in the region, in nursing homes and for schools in Binalong, Yass, Harden and Boorowa.

In 2007, after dipping a toe into the competitive scene, the mother/farmer/writer was inspired to write her own poetry. She retired from her position as editor of the Yass Tribune newspaper in 2011 to concentrate more fully on her writing. In that year she jointly won the title of Victorian Women’s Performance Poetry Champion and in April 2012 she was crowned Australian Women’s Performance Champion at the Parmalat Australian Bush Poetry Championships in Corryong.

Robyn is also an award-winning actor and a published author of short stories.