August 2018

Poetry Competition update


We are thrilled to announce that the finalists of The Sound of Water Poetry Competition have been notified. The prize giving ceremony will take place on Saturday the 25th of August 2018 at 09:00 in the Caritas Library at Temenos in McGregor (entrance in Long Street, McGregor). This is an open event and everyone [...]

Poetry Competition update2018-08-02T18:44:03+00:00

July 2018

The Breede Centre After School Programme


We are very thrilled that the Breede Centre After School Programme have offered to do all the street decorations outside each venue this year. The Breede Centre offers an afternoon and holiday activities programme throughout the year for the local village children that features arts, crafts, stories, reading, games, sports, outings and camps. The [...]

The Breede Centre After School Programme2018-07-19T19:15:50+00:00

June 2018

Important update regarding The Sound of Water Poetry Competition


We are thrilled to report that we have received hundreds of entries for the competition and we are fully aware that many people are waiting anxiously for the announcement of the finalists. Unfortunately we have been forced into delaying this announcement due to circumstances beyond our control. At this stage, we are unable to [...]

Important update regarding The Sound of Water Poetry Competition2018-06-27T12:11:45+00:00

Poetry in McGregor Festival 24 to 26 August2018, McGregor.


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!


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


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 McGregor2017-10-21T12:37:58+00:00

September 2017

Poetry in Prison


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 Prison2017-09-23T14:23:02+00:00

Poetry in McGregor, Haiku Competition 2017


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 20172017-09-08T12:01:46+00:00

Poetry Competition, 2017


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, 20172017-09-02T18:23:34+00:00

Write Your Way In | Workshop


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 | Workshop2017-09-01T12:59:06+00:00