We are happy to announce that our sixth annual Poetry Festival will take place from August 24th – 26th 2018.

Come and celebrate the Art of Poetry in the beautiful village of McGregor. Last year we welcomed over 120 poets to our event which has assuredly has become one of the most successful poetry festivals on the continent. So much of what we have achieved as a committee, with the invaluable support of the many poets who have collaborated with us from the genesis of our vision, has been steered by passion and imagination and rooted in heart. Lovers of the written word return over and over again to mingle with one another, to enjoy one another’s work and to celebrate the art of poetry in a unique and beautiful setting. Situated between the Riviersonderend and Langeberg mountains, the village of McGregor lends itself to our wonderful event.  All the intimate venues are within walking distance of one another with plenty of places to stop off for great local wine and food. Our annual programme not only features renowned, published poets but also offers talented new voices the opportunity to gain exposure. Undiscovered poets are also welcome to come and read at our popular Open Mic sessions. To add to the weekend`s pleasure there will also be films about poetry, performances of music and poetry, movement and poetry and workshops for aspiring poets. Our Anthology, now in its fifth year, includes poetry from each annual event and is indeed a celebration of the heart energy that sustains our event.

This year the theme of our competition is The Sound of Water.

We invite you to take out your pens and allow poetry to challenge and open and inspire our hearts and minds.

The Poetry in McGregor Festival now enjoys NPO and PBO status. Funds derived from our event are ploughed back into The McGregor Arts Community Project where support is given to local community projects. Should you share our vision to foster and nurture the Art of Poetry we invite you to come on board with us either as patrons or as sponsors. You are welcome to email us at info@poetryinmcgregor.co.za for information regarding sponsorship opportunities.


Thank you to the following Sponsors for their support of Poetry in McGregor