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August 2017

Patricia Schonstein Poetry in McGregor Award


It is with great pleasure that we announce the winners of the inaugural “Patricia Schonstein Poetry in McGregor Award”. Since our first festival of 2013, participating poets have shared inspired and inspiring works through their readings. Each year we have compiled an anthology to honour the presenting poets; to grant longevity to the festival [...]

Patricia Schonstein Poetry in McGregor Award2017-08-28T11:46:48+02:00

Poetry Competition, 2017 Finalists


We are delighted to announce that we have our finalists for the Poetry Competition. They are as follows: School Section  Edward Jeneke, Alex Blatcher and Thato Tshukudu Adult Section  Molly Bester, Susan Nightingale, Elske Maxwell, Janine Milne and Sue Woodward Well done to you all! The winners will be announced next Saturday 26th [...]

Poetry Competition, 2017 Finalists2017-08-20T10:54:51+02:00

Poetry Competition update


Because of the extended date for entries, the winning entries cannot be notified by the 15th August. We are working through the process and are almost there. As soon as we have the shortlist , we will let those people know. Apologies for the delay.

Poetry Competition update2017-08-16T16:36:14+02:00

School Workshops


Last week Poetry in McGregor organised workshops for local schools. The events were held over two days and were presented by two poets. Jolyn Phillips is a PhD student and published poet, and Roche Kester is an ex-student of UWC and well-known figure in progressive poetry circles in the Cape. The first event was [...]

School Workshops2017-08-11T10:11:06+02:00



Poetry in McGregor is delighted to welcome Professor Bernard Odendaal to the Poetry Weekend. Head of the ATKV Writing School, based at the Potchefstroom campus of North West University, Prof Odendaal will be running a creative writing workshop on The Building Blocks of Poetry.  Prof Odendaal is a highly respected authority on Afrikaans [...]


July 2017

Poetry Competition is still open! 


A reminder to all that the Poetry In McGregor Poetry Competition is still open! Get your entries in by 10 August, 2017. Please remember that the organisers will not enter into any communication with those who submit their poems for consideration. Good luck to all! for details see the Poetry Competition page: http://mcgregorpoetryfestival.co.za/2017-poetry-competition/ [...]

Poetry Competition is still open! 2017-08-11T09:54:25+02:00

The Ring in McGregor


14th - 17th September 2017 Come to McGregor and enjoy a FOUR NIGHT LONG WEEKEND and watch Richard Wagner ’s epic DER RING DES NIBELUNGEN in the highly acclaimed product ion from Copenhagen. Have the opportunity to enjoy the comfort of Wahnfried, McGregor’s own special theatre and movie house in McGregor, as well as the company [...]

The Ring in McGregor2017-08-11T09:52:45+02:00

June 2017

McGregor se Digfees


McGregor's die dorpie Waar digkuns gaan blom Want talle digters Gaan McGregor toe kom Strofes en versreëls Gaan sorg vir vermaak Waar elke gedig Jou hartsnare gaan aanraak Is jy ń liefhebber van dig Of ń kranige skrywer? Kom neem deel aan die fees Met lus en ywer 25 tot 27 Augustus Nog hierdie [...]

McGregor se Digfees2017-06-22T12:18:23+02:00

Capitec account is Closed


Please note that our Capitec Bank account is now closed. any payment towards The MAC project / Poetry in McGregor must be done at the following Bank account: Account name:   McGregor Arts Community Project Bank:   Standard Bank Branch:   Robertson Branch Code:   051001 Account Number:   082349894 Swift Number:   SBZAZAJJ [...]

Capitec account is Closed2017-06-22T11:57:21+02:00