Woy Woy resident Ms Marion Dreyer has been crowned the Reciter of the Year at the Yass Celtic Music Festival.
A lover of the spoken word, Ms Dreyer is a member of both the Ettalong Toastmasters Club and the Gosford Bush Poets.
On her award, Ms Dreyer said she was honoured to have won and thanked her peers at the Toastmasters and Bush Poets for their support and guidance in the months leading up to the festival.
This is Ms Dreyer’s second major festival appearance this year after she made it to the finals of the Golden Damper Bush Poetry Awards back in January.
She won the Encouragement Award at the Golden Damper and said the win had motivated her to learn and recite as much poetry as she could prior to the Yass Festival.
“It’s all experience and a step in the right direction to bigger and better performances.
“I learn so much each event I go to,” Ms Dreyer said.
Ms Dreyer was up against some of the country’s most accomplished speakers and poets at the festival making her win all the more exciting for the novice.
Following her success Ms Dreyer said she was more motivated than ever to continue learning and honing her reciting.
She’s hoping her time with the Toastmasters will help her improve her confidence and diction, while the Bush Poets helped expand her knowledge of poetry.
Media release, 16 Oct 2019
Kye Felton, IBM Global Business Services