Presenting copies of the McGregor 2016 Anthology to Fundza, to be enjoyed by the young people they work with James Matthews receives the Patricia Schonstein Poetry in McGregor Award 2016 for his Lifetime Achievement in Poetry.
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This year we decided to run a Haiku competition. The Haiku had to be written on the second day of the weekend, Saturday 26th August, and dropped into a box in the Temenos garden. Approximately 100 entries were received, and Hugh Hodge was given the task of identifying a winning entry, which would receive [...]
Once again we ran a competition for previously unpublished poets. This year we decided to ask poets to write around a theme. In English the theme was Poetry against Poverty. In Afrikaans die tema was Poesie as Hartskos.The adult response was excellent, but the number of responses in the school category was disappointing. I [...]
Last Friday, 25th August, the Schools’ Programme for the Poetry in McGregor weekend was held in the NG Kerk in McGregor. Approximately 700 schoolchildren from schools in our area descended on the village for a morning of entertainment. The children are mainly primary schoolers, and the event is a rare opportunity for them to [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]