March 2024



Longing for Home - Heimwee We are delighted to confirm the dates of our 2024 festival and its theme, ‘Longing for Home’, and the Afrikaans ‘Heimwee’. After celebrating our eleventh Poetry in McGregor Festival in 2023, we gave much thought to ‘rethinking a way forward’. We solicited ideas and suggestions, all of which led [...]

POETRY IN MCGREGOR FESTIVAL: 6-7-8 SEPTEMBER 20242024-03-19T18:06:55+02:00

August 2021

EXCITING NEWS! POETRY IN MCGREGOR is moving to NOVEMBER from 2021 onwards.


We have always wanted to hold the festival in November but chose not to due to the number of other annual events taking place in and around McGregor in November. November’s weather is perfect festival weather with warm days, little wind and no rain. With so many other annual events no longer taking place [...]

EXCITING NEWS! POETRY IN MCGREGOR is moving to NOVEMBER from 2021 onwards.2021-08-02T12:20:52+02:00

November 2020

Arrangements for the celebration of Poetry and the Arts November  6th, 7th and 8th.


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 On Saturday 7th (10am – 12pm) in [...]

Arrangements for the celebration of Poetry and the Arts November  6th, 7th and 8th.2020-11-02T18:24:39+02:00

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

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

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

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. 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
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