Dear Poets and Friends of The McGregor Poetry Festival, As most of you are aware, our annual festival has proved to be both very popular and successful. This is undoubtedly due to, not only a passionate and committed committee, but also the warm-hearted and enthusiastic support of our family of poets and performers. Your [...]
Dear Poets and friends of poetry, This year, in spite of uncertain times, we are delighted to announce that we will be proceeding with our ninth year of celebrating the Art of Poetry in McGregor. Our enthusiastic plan is to offer an intimate and heartfelt gathering of poets and poetry lovers. We envisage seven [...]
Poetry in McGregor / The McGregor Arts Community Project (NPO #151 -551) is looking for a fund-raiser / sponsorship administrator to join their team. Requirements: good communication skills in English and Afrikaans proficient computer skills especially emailing, Word, Excel and Powerpoint have a connection with the village of McGregor Job description: follow up existing [...]
The sixth Poetry in McGregor Festival 2018 will be held over the weekend of August 24-26. The festival organisers (The MAC Project) are happy to announce that more than 160 poets will be participating at various unique venues in McGregor over the festival weekend. Some of the well-known poets that will be featured are [...]
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.
The MAC Project had great pleasure this week in welcoming 7 “Adventures For Love” ladies from Johannesburg and Cape Town who came to do a classroom make-over at The Byekorf Creche in McGregor. The Mac Project team assisted in preparing the walls and clearing the room on Thursday so that when the AFL ladies [...]
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.
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 [...]