On Friday 6th (5pm-7pm) at Wahnfried, 27 Bree Street, there will be a showing of The Night of the Iguana based on the 1961 play written by Tennessee Williams and starring Richard Burton, Ava Gardner, Deborah Kerr and Sue Lyon. Please reserve a seat by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. On Saturday 7th (10am – 12pm) in [...]
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POETRY IN McGregor is happy to announce our prize-winners for the Magdala Awards which we initiated last year alongside our Poetry Competition Awards. We are very grateful to Vivian Claire for again sponsoring the awards, given the challenging times so many of us face. The Magdala Awards highlight poetry as a creative practice that awakens the Poet. In [...]
Apologies for the delay in the announcement of the finalists for this year’s competition. The closing date for entries was extended for a few weeks to accommodate teachers who, due to Lockdown, needed more time to inspire their students to write. We are looking forward to welcoming the finalists to our award ceremony at [...]
Thank you everyone for your submissions. It has been a pleasure and a privilege for the judges to read the wonderful work of so many poetry lovers. The preliminary stage of the judging has been completed, and it should not be too long before the winners in both categories are chosen. I know how [...]
The 2020 Poetry in McGregor Festival was scheduled to be held during the last weekend of August 28-30. Alas, circumstance prevents what would have been our eighth festival from taking the form of a live event. However, it is with pleasure that we announce the publication of the McGregor Poetry Festival 2019 anthology, which [...]
A reminder to everyone that entries close on the 30th September. No late entries will be considered. Remember that the theme is “ Love in the time of Covid”. Please READ the Terms and Conditions. It is clearly stated that NO CORRESPONDENCE will be entered into.
Due to a request from school teachers who have faced many challenges during Lockdown, we are extending our closing date for competition entries until the 30th September 2020. This applies to the Adult and Youth Categories. Please see our website (www.poetryinmcgregor.co.za) for more Competition details.
Dear Supporters of Poetry in McGregor, It gives me great pleasure to share with you the fabulous news that we are now accepting entries for our annual Poetry Competition. Thanks to the generous sponsporship of Leila Witkin, one of our dedicated patrons, published and unpublished poets can once again participate in our exciting competition. [...]
Due to economic and current global uncertainties our committee have taken the decision to postpone this year’s Poetry festival scheduled for August 2020. Many of our supporters will be as disappointed as we are but we trust this is a wise decision given the unchartered waters we find ourselves in. We were shortly due [...]
“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.”