June 2018

Poetry in McGregor Festival 24 to 26 August2018, McGregor.

2018-06-16T12:48:25+00:00

The sixth Poetry in McGregor Festival 2018 will be held over the weekend of August 24-26. The festival organisers (The MAC Project) are happy to announce that more than 160 poets will be participating at various unique venues in McGregor over the festival weekend. Some of the well-known poets that will be featured are [...]

Poetry in McGregor Festival 24 to 26 August2018, McGregor. 2018-06-16T12:48:25+00:00

March 2018

Competition time!

2018-03-06T12:49:33+00:00

The Poetry in McGregor Competition has been launched. Please share this information with fellow poets, High School language teachers and budding-poets. Competition Guidelines Closing date: 31 May 2018 Die Poësie in McGregor Kompetisie het afgeskop. Deel asseblief hierdie inligting met mededigters,  Hoërskooltaalonderwysers en ontluikende digters. Kompetisiereëls Sluitingsdatum: 31 Mei 2018

Competition time! 2018-03-06T12:49:33+00:00

October 2017

Make-over at The Byekorf Creche in McGregor

2017-10-21T12:37:58+00:00

The MAC Project had great pleasure this week in welcoming 7 “Adventures For Love” ladies from Johannesburg and Cape Town who came to do a classroom make-over at The Byekorf Creche in McGregor. The Mac Project team assisted in preparing the walls and clearing the room on Thursday so that when the AFL ladies [...]

Make-over at The Byekorf Creche in McGregor 2017-10-21T12:37:58+00:00

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Once again we ran a competition for previously unpublished poets.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

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

Poetry Competition, 2017 Finalists

2017-08-20T10:54:51+00:00

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 [...]

Poetry Competition, 2017 Finalists 2017-08-20T10:54:51+00:00

Poetry Competition update

2017-08-16T16:36:14+00:00

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.

Poetry Competition update 2017-08-16T16:36:14+00:00

ATKV SKRYFWERKWINKEL – ATKV WRITING WORKSHOP

2017-08-11T09:53:51+00:00

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 [...]

ATKV SKRYFWERKWINKEL – ATKV WRITING WORKSHOP 2017-08-11T09:53:51+00:00