A 100 sessions of poetry

Local band Black Forest Smoke will perform at the event. (Supplied).

Woodend’s Chamber Poets will be hosting its 100th session in June to coincide with the annual Winter Arts Festival.

The event will be hosted by local Myron Lysenko on June 8, at 1pm, at the Woodend RSL in Anslow Street. It will celebrate more than a decade of welcoming poets into the supportive environment.

Entertainment will also be provided by local band Black Forest Smoke, who have been playing their homemade songs which are often poems set to music, since chamber poets started in early 2013.

The chamber poets said seven celebrity poets from around Victoria have agreed to attend this anniversary event.

The group encouraged locals to join in the celebrations and be exposed to some of Australia’s finest poets.

Regular attendee Tom Perfect said chamber poets is an expression of a poet’s state of mind and the world and the events in it.

“What makes it such a rare event is that the audience is always sympathetic and generous in their response,” he said.

“Chamber poets is a home away from home for me, and I appreciate the opportunity to be with fellow travellers.”

There will be drinks and food available to purchase at the event, which is a $10 cash entry.