A dream come true!

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A dream come true!

Griffith Poet, Mary Catanzariti, will celebrate the launch of her first book “Mary’s Voice in Poetry” at Griffith City Library on Thursday 21 September.


Born with cerebral palsy, Mary has found expression and empowerment through her poetry as well as giving her audience an insight into the experiences of a person who lives with disability.

Intereach Ability Links has worked with Mary to publish the volume, which contains more than 30 poems.

Mary said: “My poems give people a chance to walk in my shoes and see the world through my eyes. It gives me a chance to communicate with my audience in a personal way about my feelings and life.”

“People often ask me how I am able to write poems, but for me it’s a natural thing. I often lie awake in bed and the words pop into my head. Having my work published really is a dream come true and I hope that I can inspire other people who live with disability to follow their dreams too.”

Intereach Ability Links Linker Simone Murphy, who has supported Mary to publish her poems, said she was delighted to see Mary grow in confidence: “Mary’s experience, enthusiasm and energy is hugely inspiring and I am so proud to have been able to support her towards her goal of becoming a published poet.”

Griffith City Library has supported Mary to promote and launch her work.

Date: Thursday 21 September 2017

Time: 5.30pm

Location: Griffith City Library, 233 Banna Ave, Griffith NSW 2680

Cost: It’s free! All welcome.