The Poetry in McGregor Festival August 23 – 25th

The Heart of the Moon

Poetry in McGregor, now in its seventh year, has become one of the most popular poetry festivals on the continent. Last year over two hundred poets arrived in the picturesque village to once again celebrate their art and to enjoy a remarkably happy gathering for lovers of the written word. Poetry in McGregor is now renowned for its warm-hearted and intimate atmosphere and for the unique way in which the picturesque village lends itself to a relaxed and memorable experience.

To celebrate the cycle of seven years, our theme this year is THE HEART OF THE MOON. The first pioneering years of the festival were exemplified by Sun energy, the bold and active force essential to turning a vision into reality. Now, with the moon as a symbol, our festival organisers are intent on deepening the very special intimacy our festival offers. This annual gathering is not only an opportunity to listen to and appreciate a wide range of poetic voices  but also an occasion to relax and enjoy one another’s company in an informal, unhurried atmosphere. After all, it is in such a warm-hearted celebration that lovers of poetry can commit themselves to a shared passion of nurturing and promoting the art of poetry.

This weekend celebration of poetry includes readings by acclaimed and emerging poets, book launches, workshops, music and poetry, exhibitions and plenty of time for poets and friends of poetry from across the country to get acquainted. There is also the added bonus of enjoying all that McGregor offers. Beauty, warm hospitality, tranquility, great food and great wine.


Are you a poet looking to present your work with other emerging writers?

The McGregor Poetry Festival is the perfect venue for you. While you celebrate your craft by twisting new lines of poetry out of ordinary words and by dreaming up your most inventive metaphors yet, you can also take part in our energy filled event offering new opportunities to share your poems with others and sharpen your skills.  This bright and encouraging gathering of poets and poetry lovers is the perfect opportunity to listen to imaginative readings and get motivated to continue writing. There will be several open Mic sessions during the course of the weekend. All poets are welcome to attend and participate in these free sessions.

“The next Poetry in McGregor Festival Weekend will take place from the 28 to 30 August 2020. Information regarding the theme; submission requirements; the national poetry competition etc will be published in April 2020. Absolutely no correspondence will be entered into until then.”


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