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October 2020

Poetry Competition 2020 Finalists


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 [...]

Poetry Competition 2020 Finalists2021-05-23T17:44:59+02:00

Poetry Competition 2020: Love in the time of Covid.


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 [...]

Poetry Competition 2020: Love in the time of Covid.2020-10-14T11:07:11+02:00

September 2020



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 [...]

CELEBRATE POETRY IN McGREGOR2021-05-23T17:45:14+02:00



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.

POETRY COMPETITION UPDATE2021-05-23T17:45:22+02:00

August 2020

Poetry Competition Update


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.

Poetry Competition Update2021-05-23T17:45:32+02:00

June 2020

Love in the time of Covid


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 Thanks to the generous sponsporship of Leila Witkin, one of our dedicated patrons,  published and unpublished poets can once again participate in our exciting competition. [...]

Love in the time of Covid2021-05-23T17:45:51+02:00

March 2020

Poetry in McGregor 2020


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 [...]

Poetry in McGregor 20202020-03-19T13:49:36+02:00

October 2019

The next Poetry in McGregor Festival Weekend


“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.”

The next Poetry in McGregor Festival Weekend2019-10-20T09:57:48+02:00

August 2019

2019 Patricia Schonstein Awards and Acclaims


Each Festival is celebrated with its own dedicated anthology and is launched the following year. It contains the words of poets on the main programme and many from the open-mic sessions. The poems included in each anthology are eligible for an Award; and an Acclaim is bestowed on someone who has contributed to the [...]

2019 Patricia Schonstein Awards and Acclaims2019-08-26T17:05:47+02:00
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