October 2020

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

August 2019

April 2019

POETRY in McGREGOR | 23 – 25 Aug 2019


In this our seventh year, our committee faces many challenges. As you are no doubt aware funding for the Arts in our country is dwindling. Government sponsorship is now being directed to pressing social needs. The Arts and Animal welfare are no longer priorities. Corporate companies are also under pressure to direct sponsorship to [...]

POETRY in McGREGOR | 23 – 25 Aug 20192019-04-06T17:04:50+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

September 2017

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

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 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

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



It gives us great pleasure to announce that the programme for “Poetry in McGregor” 25 to 27 August 2017 is now available on www.poetryinmcgregor.co.za and bookings have opened on Computicket. We look forward to welcoming you to our event.

POETRY IN MCGREGOR 2017 PROGRAMME2017-08-11T09:51:25+02:00

June 2017

Kobus Moolman Back to McGregor


It was with great pleasure that we welcomed Kobus Moolman Back to McGregor this weekend. A “Sop, Dop en Short Stories” evening was held in the Caritas Library in Temenos where Kobus launched of his new collection The Swimming Lesson and Other Stories (UKZA Press) to the Western Cape. Under the banner of “The [...]

Kobus Moolman Back to McGregor2017-06-10T12:58:01+02:00
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