September 2017

Poetry in Prison

2017-09-23T14:23:02+00:00

On Wednesday morning, 20 September,  Poetry in McGregor hosted an event at Robertson Correctional Facility. Adrian Van Wyk was contacted and agreed to bring a group up to perform for the inmates. He was accompanied by fellow poets Daniel, Alison and Jethro this morning. Over 200 inmates crowded into the venue for an absolutely [...]

Poetry in Prison 2017-09-23T14:23:02+00:00

Poetry in McGregor, Haiku Competition 2017

2017-09-08T12:01:46+00:00

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 [...]

Poetry in McGregor, Haiku Competition 2017 2017-09-08T12:01:46+00:00

Poetry Competition, 2017

2017-09-02T18:23:34+00:00

Once again we ran a competition for previously unpublished poets.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 [...]

Poetry Competition, 2017 2017-09-02T18:23:34+00:00

Fun in the Church

2017-09-01T13:51:43+00:00

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 [...]

Fun in the Church 2017-09-01T13:51:43+00:00

Write Your Way In | Workshop

2017-09-01T12:59:06+00:00

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 [...]

Write Your Way In | Workshop 2017-09-01T12:59:06+00:00

August 2017

Patricia Schonstein Poetry in McGregor Award

2017-08-28T11:46:48+00:00

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 [...]

Patricia Schonstein Poetry in McGregor Award 2017-08-28T11:46:48+00:00