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 [...]
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 [...]
Once again we ran a competition for previously unpublished poets.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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 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 [...]
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/ [...]
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 [...]
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.