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March 2018

The incredible HA!Man duo


Poetry in McGregor hosted a very successful event in Temenos’ Caritas Library last night. The incredible HA!Man duo – Francois le Roux and Joke Debaere – gave a performance that was indescribably ‘different’ and enthralling. The response from the audience was “WOW!” “Absolutely beautiful and otherworldly in its inspiration’. [...]

The incredible HA!Man duo2018-03-04T13:19:53+02:00

February 2018

2018 Poetry in McGregor Poster


‘The  sound  of  water’ Designing the 2018 Poetry Poster I was inspired by Billy’s statement  that the Japanese language has 40 different names for water – how poetic. Another inspiration was finding a bookmark with the words ‘The Poetry of Water’ in a secondhand book store. Finding the poetic in water is not difficult. [...]

2018 Poetry in McGregor Poster2018-02-08T18:05:33+02:00

December 2017

Save the date!


Save the date! The next Poetry in McGregor Festival weekend will take place from the 24th to 26th of August 2018. We highly recommend that you book your accommodation now. http://mcgregorpoetryfestival.co.za/where_to_stay/ for options.

Save the date!2017-12-01T12:50:18+02:00

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+02:00

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+02:00

Patricia Schonstein to Fundza & James Matthews


Presenting copies of the McGregor 2016 Anthology to Fundza, to be enjoyed by the young people they work with James Matthews receives the Patricia Schonstein Poetry in McGregor Award 2016 for his Lifetime Achievement in Poetry.

Patricia Schonstein to Fundza & James Matthews2017-09-17T11:17:07+02:00

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+02:00

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+02:00

Fun in the Church


Last Friday, 25th August, the Schools’ Programme for the Poetry in McGregor weekend was held in the NG Kerk in McGregor. Approximately 700 schoolchildren from schools in our area descended on the village for a morning of entertainment. The children are mainly primary schoolers, and the event is a rare opportunity for them to [...]

Fun in the Church2017-09-01T13:51:43+02:00

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+02:00