As winter fades, and spring takes hold, the month of October invites us to turn the soil of our imagination, and to plant more of what we want in life. If writing, stories, and poetry are among those things, then spend the weekend 13 – 15 October 2017, in the village of McGregor, writing [...]
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It is with great pleasure that we announce the winners of the inaugural “Patricia Schonstein Poetry in McGregor Award”. Since our first festival of 2013, participating poets have shared inspired and inspiring works through their readings. Each year we have compiled an anthology to honour the presenting poets; to grant longevity to the festival [...]
We are delighted to announce that we have our finalists for the Poetry Competition. They are as follows: School Section Edward Jeneke, Alex Blatcher and Thato Tshukudu Adult Section Molly Bester, Susan Nightingale, Elske Maxwell, Janine Milne and Sue Woodward Well done to you all! The winners will be announced next Saturday 26th [...]
Because of the extended date for entries, the winning entries cannot be notified by the 15th August. We are working through the process and are almost there. As soon as we have the shortlist , we will let those people know. Apologies for the delay.
Last week Poetry in McGregor organised workshops for local schools. The events were held over two days and were presented by two poets. Jolyn Phillips is a PhD student and published poet, and Roche Kester is an ex-student of UWC and well-known figure in progressive poetry circles in the Cape. The first event was [...]
Poetry in McGregor is delighted to welcome Professor Bernard Odendaal to the Poetry Weekend. Head of the ATKV Writing School, based at the Potchefstroom campus of North West University, Prof Odendaal will be running a creative writing workshop on The Building Blocks of Poetry. Prof Odendaal is a highly respected authority on Afrikaans [...]
A reminder to all that the Poetry In McGregor Poetry Competition is still open! Get your entries in by 10 August, 2017. Please remember that the organisers will not enter into any communication with those who submit their poems for consideration. Good luck to all! for details see the Poetry Competition page: http://mcgregorpoetryfestival.co.za/2017-poetry-competition/ [...]
14th - 17th September 2017 Come to McGregor and enjoy a FOUR NIGHT LONG WEEKEND and watch Richard Wagner ’s epic DER RING DES NIBELUNGEN in the highly acclaimed product ion from Copenhagen. Have the opportunity to enjoy the comfort of Wahnfried, McGregor’s own special theatre and movie house in McGregor, as well as the company [...]
It gives us great pleasure to announce that the programme for “Poetry in McGregor” 25 to 27 August 2017 is now available on www.poetryinmcgregor.co.za and bookings have opened on Computicket. We look forward to welcoming you to our event.
McGregor's die dorpie Waar digkuns gaan blom Want talle digters Gaan McGregor toe kom Strofes en versreëls Gaan sorg vir vermaak Waar elke gedig Jou hartsnare gaan aanraak Is jy ń liefhebber van dig Of ń kranige skrywer? Kom neem deel aan die fees Met lus en ywer 25 tot 27 Augustus Nog hierdie [...]