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Poetry in McGregor 2017

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THURSDAY Programme
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Saturday Programme
SUNDAY Programme

Thursday 24 August Programme

Sign Language

Event No:

#01

Workshop:

Creating South African Sign Language Poetry: Haiku

When:

Thursday 24 August @ 11:00 – 15:30

Where:

Caritas, Cnr Voortrekker and Bree St.

Duration:

4 hours

Cost:

Free event (lunch included – pre-booking is essential:  Temenos Office 023 625 1871)

Poetry Quiz

Event No:

#02

Poetry Quiz:

Join us for a fun-filled dinner-evening where your knowledge of poetry will be challenged by quiz-masters, Dave Magner and Martyn Johnson. This is a light-hearted team event – each table works as a team, so please join us even if you don’t know too much about poetry!

When:

Thursday 24 August @ 18:30

Where:

Tebaldi’s Restaurant, Cnr Voortrekker and Bree St.

Cost:

(pre-booking is essential:  Temenos Office 023 625 1871)

Friday 25 August Programme

School Programme

Event No:

#03

School Programme:

Ha! Man and Afrikaans Ruk!

When:

Friday 25 August @ 09:00 – 12:00

Where:

NG Kerk, voortrekker Street McGregor

Duration:

3 hours

Cost:

sponsored event for local school children

Film

Event No:

#04

Film:

Abraham

When:

Friday 25 August @ 15:00 – 16:30

Where:

Wahnfried, 27 Bree Street, McGregor

Duration:

1hr 34min

Cost:

entry by donation

Hester van der Walt

and

Suenel Bruwer-Holloway

Event No:

#05

Presentation:

Growing a book

When:

Friday 25 August @ 15:00

Where:

Damphitheatre, 9 Breë Street, McGregor

Duration:

50 min

Cost:

R50.00

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Bernard Odendaal ATKV

Event No:

#06

Workshop:

 Boustene vir gedigteskryf

When:

Friday 25 August @ 14:30 – 17:00

Where:

Mothertongue Project, 9 Voortrekker Road, McGregor

Duration:

120 min

Cost:

sponsored event for High School students and adults (pre-booking is essential: Temenos Office 023 625 1871)

Ralph Goodman

Event No:

#07

Presentation:

Memories and Insights: A Life in Poetry

When:

Friday 25 August @ 16:30

Where:

Caritas, Cnr Voortrekker and Bree St.

Duration:

50 min

Cost:

R50.00

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Dr Ernst Nel (read by Anita de Kock)

Event No:

#08

Presentation:

Verse uit die Klein Karoo

When:

Friday 25 August @ 16:30

Where:

Poets’ Corner, Cnr Voortrekker and Bree St.

Duration:

40 min

Cost:

free entry

Douglas Reid Skinner

Event No:

#09

Presentation:

Individual Poet Mentoring: Session 1

When:

Friday 25 August @ 16:30

Where:

The Book Tent, 24 Kerk St. McGregor

Duration:

20 min slots

Cost:

R50.00 donation

(pre-booking is essential: Temenos Office 023 625 1871)

The Dala Collective:

Lungiswa Nyatyowa

and

Mia Arderne

Event No:

#10

Presentation:

COLOURED [ME] BLACK

When:

Friday 25 August @ 16:30

Where:

Stillness Sanctuary, 9 Darling Street McGregor

Duration:

50 min

Cost:

R50.00

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Pieter Fourie

Event No:

#11

Presentation:

Knapsekerels Op Jag

When:

Friday 25 August @ 16:30

Where:

La Galleria, 7 Bree Street, McGregor

Duration:

50 min

Cost:

R50.00

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Wendy Woodward

Event No:

#12

Presentation:

Love, ironically

When:

Friday 25 August @ 16:30

Where:

How Bazaar, 46 Voortrekker St, Mcgregor

Duration:

50 min

Cost:

R50.00

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Marike Beyers

Event No:

#27

Cancelled

Patricia Hall

Event No:

#101

Presentation:

The Poet Chants

When:

Friday 25 August @ 17:00

Where:

The Well, Cnr Voortrekker and Bree St.

Duration:

50 min

Cost:

free entry

University of the Western Cape Creative Writing Group

Event No:

#13

Presentation:

Poetry Reading

When:

Friday 25 August @ 17:30

Where:

Poets’ Corner,Cnr Voortrekker and Bree St.

Duration:

40 min

Cost:

free event

Leon Gropp

Event No:

#58

Presentation:

Rooidag – NP van Wyk Louw getoonset en gesing

When:

Friday 25 August @ 18:00

Where:

Wahnfried, 27 Bree Street, McGregor

Duration:

60 min

Cost:

R100.00

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Francois le Roux

and

Joke Debaere

Ha!Man

Event No:

#14

Presentation:

The HA! of Music and Words

When:

Friday 25 August @ 18:00

Where:

Caritas, Cnr Voortrekker and Bree St.

Duration:

50 min

Cost:

R100.00

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Viv Stacey

Event No:

#15

Cancelled

Richard Whitaker

in conversation with

Patricia Schonstein

Event No:

#16

Presentation:

Pre-launch of the Odyssey of Homer, a Southern African translation with readings from the translation

When:

Friday 25 August @ 18:00

Where:

The Book Tent, 24 Kerk St. McGregor

Duration:

50 min

Cost:

Free event

Pat Louw

Event No:

#17

Presentation:

Journey through Haiku

When:

 Friday 25 August @ 18:00

Where:

La Galleria, 7 Bree Street, McGregor

Duration:

50 min

Cost:

R50.00

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Archie Swanson

Event No:

#18

Presentation:

Borne of emotion

When:

 Friday 25 August @  18:00

Where:

Stillness Sanctuary, 9 Darling Street McGregor

Duration:

50 min

Cost:

R50.00

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Elaine Edwards

and

Pam Newham

Event No:

#19

Presentation:

Poems Gone Wild

When:

 Friday 25 August @  18:00

Where:

Grape DeVine, 44 Voortrekker St, Mcgregor

Duration:

50 min

Cost:

R50.00

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Johan Myburg

Event No:

#20

Presentation:

Uittogboek

When:

 Friday 25 August @ 18:00

Where:

How Bazaar, 46 Voortrekker St, Mcgregor

Duration:

50 min

Cost:

R50.00

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The ECCA Poets

Event No:

#21

Presentation:

“Heart-routes” – poems from Gold in Spring and other books

When:

 Friday 25 August @ 18:00

Where:

McGregor Backpackers, 34 Bree St, Mcgregor

Duration:

50 min

Cost:

R50.00

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Hugh Hodge

and

Julia Kramer

Event No:

#22

Presentation:

Selected Poems of Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes

When:

 Friday 25 August @ 18:30

Where:

Poets’ Corner, Cnr Voortrekker and Bree St.

Duration:

40 min

Cost:

free entry

Koos van der Merwe

Event No:

#23

Presentation:

Droom Martha Droom

When:

 Friday 25 August @ 19:30

Where:

Wahnfried, 27 Bree Street, McGregor

Duration:

60 min

Cost:

R100.00

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Troydon Wainwright

Event No:

#24

Presentation:

Fires in Heaven

When:

 Friday 25 August @ 19:30

Where:

Caritas, Cnr Voortrekker and Bree St.

Duration:

50 min

Cost:

R50.00

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Athol Williams

Event No:

#25

Presentation:

Poems of Possibility

When:

 Friday 25 August @ 19:30

Where:

La Galleria, 7 Bree Street, McGregor

Duration:

50 min

Cost:

R50.00

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Ashley Dowds

Event No:

#26

Presentation:

fragments en route

When:

 Friday 25 August @ 19:30

Where:

Stillness Sanctuary, 9 Darling Street McGregor

Duration:

50 min

Cost:

R50.00

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Bob Commin

and

Jane Dean

Event No:

#28

Presentation:

‘Stonelight and Starlight: The poetry of Stephen Watson’

When:

 Friday 25 August @ 19:30

Where:

How Bazaar, 46 Voortrekker St, Mcgregor

Duration:

50 min

Cost:

R50.00

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Kela Griot

and

Uthingo

Event No:

#29

Presentation:

Mind The Trees

When:

 Friday 25 August @ 19:30

Where:

McGregor Backpackers, 34 Bree St, Mcgregor

Duration:

50 min

Cost:

R50.00

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Harry Owen

Event No:

#30

Presentation:

The Cull: new and resurrected poems

When:

 Friday 25 August @ 19:30

Where:

Poets’ Corner, Cnr Voortrekker and Bree St.

Duration:

50 min

Cost:

free entry

The Beat Poets

Event No:

#31

Presentation:

Bravehearts – The Beats – Outlaw Poets Transcending  the Stultifying Morass of Post War Morality

When:

 Friday 25 August @ 21:00

Where:

Caritas, Cnr Voortrekker and Bree St.

Duration:

60 min

Cost:

R50.00

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Toni Stuart

Event No:

#32

Cancelled

Francine Simon

Event No:

#33

Presentation:

“Akka and Thungachi: a querying of familial history and identity in Francine Simon’s Thungachi

When:

 Friday 25 August @ 21:00

Where:

McGregor Backpackers, 7 Bree Street, McGregor

Duration:

60 min

Cost:

R50.00

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Saturday 26 August Programme

Welcome Function

Event No:

#34

Presentation:

Rooted in Heart @ Poetry in McGregor 2017 

When:

 Saturday 26 August @ 07:30– 08:30

Where:

Le Bonheur, 60a Mill Street, Mcgregor

Duration:

60 min

Cost:

By invitation only

Koos van der Merwe

Event No:

#35

Presentation:

Nagverse

When:

 Saturday 26 August @ 09:00

Where:

Wahnfried, 27 Bree Street, McGregor

Duration:

50 min

Cost:

R50.00

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“Poetry in McGregor” Competition Prize-giving

Event No:

#36

Presentation:

“Poetry against Poverty”

When:

 Saturday 26 August @ 09:00

Where:

Caritas, Cnr Voortrekker and Bree St.

Duration:

50 min

Cost:

free event – all welcome

Mavis Vermaak

Event No:

#37

Presentation:

Of The Heart

When:

 Saturday 26 August @ 09:00

Where:

The Well, Cnr Voortrekker and Bree St.

Duration:

50 min

Cost:

R50.00

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Fanie Olivier

Event No:

#38

Presentation:

‘The Heart of Europe’ – Pole in poësie 

When:

 Saturday 26 August @ 09:00

Where:

The Little Way Chapel, Cnr Voortrekker and Bree St.

Duration:

50 min

Cost:

R50.00

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Denise Fielding

Event No:

#39

Presentation:

Hidden Voice’

When:

 Saturday 26 August @ 09:00

Where:

Poets’ Corner, Cnr Voortrekker and Bree St.

Duration:

40 min

Cost:

free entry

Hester van der Walt

Event No:

#40

Presentation:

Book launch – Sê my is julle twee susters?

When:

 Saturday 26 August @ 09:00

Where:

The Book Tent, 24 Kerk St. McGregor

Duration:

50 min

Cost:

free entry

Galeo Saintz

Event No:

#41

Presentation:

Poetry Walk: Flowers Birds Wait

When:

 Saturday 26 August @ 09:00

Where:

Temenos Garden (meet outside The Well), Cnr Voortrekker and Bree St.

Duration:

50 min

Cost:

R50.00

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Joseph Koetsier

Event No:

#42

Presentation:

Heartfelt connections: A poetic journey through Poland and the Baltic States

When:

 Saturday 26 August @ 09:00

Where:

La Galleria, 7 Bree Street, McGregor

Duration:

50 min

Cost:

R50.00

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University of the Western Cape Creative Writing Group

Event No:

#43

Presentation:

Poetry Reading

When:

 Saturday 26 August @ 09:00

Where:

Stillness Sanctuary, 9 Darling Street McGregor

Duration:

50 min

Cost:

R50.00

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Diana Ferrus

Event No:

#44

Presentation:

“Waar die hart van vol is loop die mond van oor”

When:

 Saturday 26 August @ 09:00

Where:

Mothertongue Project, 9 Voortrekker Road, McGregor

Duration:

50 min

Cost:

R50.00

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Peter Vinton

Event No:

#45

Presentation:

Workshop: Emotiverse, Poetry in 50 Words, Or Less!

When:

 Saturday 26 August @ 09:00

Where:

The Green Room, 105 Long Street, McGregor

Duration:

120 min

Cost:

R100.00

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Kat Mansell

Event No:

#46

Presentation:

Simple Poetry & Dragon Lights

When:

 Saturday 26 August @ 10:00

Where:

Poets’ Corner, Cnr Voortrekker and Bree St.

Duration:

40 min

Cost:

free entry

SCRIBE PORTRAITS: Poet Jane De Sousa & Photographer Lynda Jennings

Event No:

#47

Presentation:

Roots Exposed

When:

 Saturday 26 August @ 10:30

Where:

Wahnfried, 27 Bree Street, McGregor

Duration:

50 min

Cost:

R50.00

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Graham Dukas

Event No:

#48

Presentation:

Poetry – the light-hearted variety

When:

 Saturday 26 August @ 10:30

Where:

Caritas, Cnr Voortrekker and Bree St.

Duration:

50 min

Cost:

R50.00

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Hester van der Walt

and

Suenel Bruwer-Holloway

Event No:

#49

Presentation:

Growing a book

When:

 Saturday 26 August @ 10:30

Where:

The Well, Cnr Voortrekker and Bree St.

Duration:

50 min

Cost:

R50.00

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Liz Trew

Event No:

#50

Presentation:

Root  –  heart  –  branch:  tree poems  

When:

 Saturday 26 August @ 10:30

Where:

The Little Way Chapel, Cnr Voortrekker and Bree St.

Duration:

50 min

Cost:

R50.00

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Douglas Reid Skinner

Event No:

#51

Presentation:

Individual Poet Mentoring: Session 2

When:

 Saturday 26 August @ 10:30

Where:

The Book Tent, 24 Kerk St. McGregor

Duration:

20 min

Cost:

R50.00 donation

(pre-booking is essential:  Temenos Office 023 625 1871)

Jade Gibson

Event No:

#52

Presentation:

‘The Uprooted Heart’

When:

 Saturday 26 August @ 10:30

Where:

La Galleria, 7 Bree Street, McGregor

Duration:

50 min

Cost:

R50.00

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Dorian Haarhoff

Event No:

#53

Presentation:

Remoulding to the Heart’s Desire

When:

 Saturday 26 August @ 10:30

Where:

Stillness Sanctuary, 9 Darling Street McGregor

Duration:

50 min

Cost:

R50.00

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Mothertongue Theatre Company

Event No:

#54

Presentation:

Ebusweni Uthando – Ons is Hier

When:

Saturday 26 August @ 10:30

Where:

Mothertongue Project, 9 Voortrekker Road, McGregor

Duration:

50 min

Cost:

R50.00

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Brian Walter

Event No:

#55

Presentation:

Selection from recent books, Otherwise, and Poems Packed for Travel

When:

Saturday 26 August @ 10:30

Where:

McGregor Backpackers, 34 Bree St, Mcgregor

Duration:

50 min

Cost:

R50.00

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Collette Marais

Event No:

#56

Presentation:

A 360deg Journey of Love, Loss, Healing and Hope

When:

Saturday 26 August @ 10:45

Where:

Poets’ Corner, Cnr Voortrekker and Bree St.

Duration:

40 min

Cost:

free entry

Sign Language Education and Development (SLED) and the SASL Department of the School of Literature, Language and Media at the University of the Witwatersrand

Event No:

#57

Workshop:

Creating South African Sign Language Poetry

This workshop will be presented in SASL and interpreted into spoken English.

When:

Saturday 26 August @ 12:00

Where:

The Green Room, 105 Long Street, McGregor

Duration:

120 min

Cost:

R100.00

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Finuala Dowling

Event No:

#59

Presentation:

Dog produces Monet forgery

When:

Saturday 26 August @ 12:00

Where:

 Caritas, Cnr Voortrekker and Bree St.

Duration:

50 min

Cost:

R50.00

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Vangile Gantsho and Sarah Godsell

Event No:

#60

Presentation:

holding. and. silence

When:

Saturday 26 August @ 12:00

Where:

The Well, Cnr Voortrekker and Bree St.

Duration:

50 min

Cost:

R50.00

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Lise Day

Event No:

#61

Presentation:

Poetic Play

When:

Saturday 26 August @ 12:00

Where:

The Little Way Chapel, Cnr Voortrekker and Bree St.

Duration:

50 min

Cost:

R50.00

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Eight in Two

Event No:

#62

Presentation:

Douglas Reid Skinner and Patricia Schonstein will celebrate the first eight issues over two years of Stanzas. Stanzas’ poets are welcome to read their own.

When:

Saturday 26 August @ 12:00

Where:

The Book Tent, 24 Kerk St. McGregor

Duration:

50 min

Cost:

free entry – all welcome

Lara Kirsten

Event No:

#63

Presentation:

Die gedig as spieël

When:

Saturday 26 August @ 12:00

Where:

The Spiral Forest in Temenos Garden, Cnr Voortrekker and Bree St.

Duration:

50 min

Cost:

R50.00

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Shirmoney Rhode

Event No:

#64

Presentation:

Headlines wat vi’ poems gesmeek’it

When:

Saturday 26 August @ 12:00

Where:

Damphitheatre, 9 Breë Street, McGregor

Duration:

50 min

Cost:

R50.00

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Pieter Fourie

Event No:

#65

Presentation:

Knapsekerels Op Jag

When:

Saturday 26 August @ 12:00

Where:

La Galleria, 7 Bree Street, McGregor

Duration:

50 min

Cost:

R50.00

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Justin Fox

Event No:

#66

Presentation:

Beat Routes

When:

Saturday 26 August @ 12:00

Where:

Stillness Sanctuary, 9 Darling Street McGregor

Duration:

50 min

Cost:

R50.00

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Lisa van Zyl-Jones

Event No:

#67

Workshop:

Explore the fun of poetry through improvisation…

When:

Saturday 26 August @ 12:00

Where:

Mothertongue Project, 9 Voortrekker Road, McGregor

Duration:

60 min

Cost:

R50.00

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Ralph Goodman

Event No:

#68

Presentation:

“Eternity in a Grain of Sand”

When:

Saturday 26 August @ 12:00

Where:

McGregor Backpackers, 34 Bree St, Mcgregor

Duration:

50 min

Cost:

R50.00

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The Dala Collective:

Lungiswa Nyatyowa

and

Mia Arderne

Event No:

#69

Presentation:

COLOURED [ME] BLACK

When:

Saturday 26 August @ 12:00

Where:

Poets’ Corner, Cnr Voortrekker and Bree St.

Duration:

40 min

Cost:

free entry

Francine Simon

Event No:

#70

Presentation:

“Akka and Thungachi: a querying of familial history and identity in Francine

Simon’s Thungachi”

When:

Saturday 26 August @ 13:00

Where:

Poets’ Corner, Cnr Voortrekker and Bree St.

Duration:

40 min

Cost:

free entry

John Maytham

Event No:

#71

Presentation:

You and I

When:

Saturday 26 August @ 13:30

Where:

Wahnfried, 27 Bree Street, McGregor

Duration:

50 min

Cost:

R50.00

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Kobus Moolman

Event No:

#72

Presentation:

Left Over

When:

Saturday 26 August @ 13:30

Where:

Caritas, Cnr Voortrekker and Bree St.

Duration:

50 min

Cost:

R50.00

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Bernard Levinson

Event No:

#73

Presentation:

‘Poems from the Dark Side of the Moon’

When:

Saturday 26 August @ 13:30

Where:

The Well, Cnr Voortrekker and Bree St.

Duration:

50 min

Cost:

R50.00

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Michael Cope

Event No:

#74

Book Launch:

The Craft: Selected Poems 1989 – 2016

When:

Saturday 26 August @ 13:30

Where:

The Book Tent, 24 Kerk St. McGregor.

Duration:

50 min

Cost:

free entry – all welcome

Diana Ferrus

Event No:

#75

Presentation:

“Waar die hart van vol is loop die mond van oor”

When:

Saturday 26 August @ 13:30

Where:

Damphitheatre, 9 Breë Street, McGregor

Duration:

50 min

Cost:

R50.00

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Philip de Vos

Event No:

#76

Presentation:

Words and Music / Woord en Klank

When:

Saturday 26 August @ 13:30

Where:

La Galleria, 7 Bree Street, McGregor

Duration:

50 min

Cost:

R50.00

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Marguerite (Osler) van der Merwe

Event No:

#77

Presentation:

Homage to Mary Oliver

When:

Saturday 26 August @ 13:30

Where:

Stillness Sanctuary, 9 Darling Street McGregor

Duration:

50 min

Cost:

R50.00

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Laverne Schwimmbacher

Event No:

#78

Presentation:

Pathways of the Heart

When:

Saturday 26 August @ 14:00

Where:

Poets’ Corner, Cnr Voortrekker and Bree St.

Duration:

40 min

Cost:

free entry

Adré Marshall and Geoff Haresnape

Event No:

#79

Presentation:

Hearts Young and Old

When:

Saturday 26 August @ 15:00

Where:

Poets’ Corner, Cnr Voortrekker and Bree St.

Duration:

40 min

Cost:

free entry

Ilse Salzwedel, Philip de Vos, Diana Ferrus en Johan Myburg

met Nic de Jager

Event No:

#80

Presentation:

Woordketting

When:

Saturday 26 August @ 15:00

Where:

Wahnfried, 27 Bree Street, McGregor

Duration:

50 min

Cost:

R50.00

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Open Mic: Session 1

Event No:

#81

Presentation:

Hosted by Hugh Hodge

When:

Saturday 26 August @ 15:00

Where:

 Caritas, Cnr Voortrekker and Bree St.

Duration:

50 min

Cost:

free event – all welcome

Hermien de Vos / Bamboesina

Event No:

#82

Presentation:

Bamboesee

When:

Saturday 26 August @ 15:00

Where:

The Well, Cnr Voortrekker and Bree St.

Duration:

50 min

Cost:

R50.00

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Douglas Reid-Skinner

Event No:

#83

Book Launch:

Liminal

When:

Saturday 26 August @ 15:00

Where:

The Book Tent, 24 Kerk St. McGregor

Duration:

50 min

Cost:

free entry – all welcome

Lerato Sibanda

Event No:

#84

Presentation:

In an attic of antics

When:

15:00

Where:

Damphitheatre, 9 Breë Street, McGregor

Duration:

50 min

Cost:

R50.00

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Martjie Bosman

Event No:

#85

Presentation:

Die soet reuk van musiek

When:

Saturday 26 August @ 15:00

Where:

La Galleria, 7 Bree Street, McGregor

Duration:

50 min

Cost:

R50.00

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Jacques Coetzee

Event No:

#86

Presentation:

And The Song like A tree, Rising Up Between Us

When:

Saturday 26 August @ 15:00

Where:

Stillness Sanctuary, 9 Darling Street McGregor

Duration:

50 min

Cost:

R50.00

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Ghaireyah Fredericks

Event No:

#87

Presentation:

40 stories, 40 woorde op “40”

When:

Saturday 26 August @ 15:00

Where:

Mothertongue Project, 9 Voortrekker Road, McGregor

Duration:

50 min

Cost:

R50.00

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Helenvale Poets

Event No:

#88

Presentation:

Community poets from Port Elizabeth reflect on the struggle for humanity in a context of gang-violence and poverty

When:

Saturday 26 August @ 15:00

Where:

Café Gourmet, 44 Voortrekker St, Mcgregor

Duration:

50 min

Cost:

R50.00

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Grounding Sessions

Event No:

#88

Presentation:

Poetry Reading

When:

Saturday 26 August @ 15:00

Where:

McGregor Backpackers, 34 Bree St, Mcgregor

Duration:

50 min

Cost:

R50.00

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Galeo Saintz

Event No:

#91

Presentation:

Heart Untamed: Words and Wild Love Poems

When:

Saturday 26 August @ 16:30

Where:

Wahnfried, 27 Bree Street, McGregor

Duration:

50 min

Cost:

R50.00

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Presented by Sign Language Education and Development (SLED) and the SASL Department of the School of Literature, Language and Media at the University of the Witwatersrand.

South African Sign Language (SASL) poetry with intuitive English-voice translations.

Event No:

#92

Presentation:

Poems for the eye, from the Deaf heart

When:

Saturday 26 August @ 16:30

Where:

 Caritas, Cnr Voortrekker and Bree St.

Duration:

50 min

Cost:

R50.00

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Athol Williams

Event No:

#93

Presentation:

Presentation re the Read to Rise campaign and his book “Pushing Boulders”

When:

Saturday 26 August @ 16:30

Where:

The Book Tent, 24 Kerk St. McGregor

Duration:

50 min

Cost:

free entry – all welcome

Lara Kirsten

Event No:

#94

Presentation:

A decade of performance poetry: A slideshow and overview of Lara’s performance poetry

When:

Saturday 26 August @ 16:30

Where:

La Galleria, 7 Bree Street, McGregor

Duration:

50 min

Cost:

R50.00

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Christine Coates and Robin Winckel-Mellish

Event No:

#95

Presentation:

An Archaeology of the Heart

When:

Saturday 26 August @ 16:30

Where:

How Bazaar, 46 Voortrekker St, Mcgregor

Duration:

50 min

Cost:

R50.00

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Shirmoney Rhode

Event No:

#96

Presentation:

Headlines wat vi’ poems gesmeek’it.

When:

Saturday 26 August @ 16:30

Where:

Café Gourmet, 46 Voortrekker St, Mcgregor

Duration:

50 min

Cost:

R50.00

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Wendy Woodward

Event No:

#97

Workshop:

Writing Home

When:

Saturday 26 August @ 16:30

Where:

The Green Room, 105 Long Street, McGregor

Duration:

120 min

Cost:

R100.00

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Marike Beyers

Event No:

#98

Cancelled

Archie Swanson

Event No:

#100

Presentation:

Borne of emotion

When:

Saturday 26 August @ 17:00

Where:

Poets’ Corner, Cnr Voortrekker and Bree St.

Duration:

40 min

Cost:

free entry

Bob Commin

Event No:

#102

Presentation:

Meditation at the Well

When:

Saturday 26 August @ 18:00

Where:

The Well, Cnr Voortrekker and Bree St.

Duration:

50 min

Cost:

free entry

Kobus Moolman, Michéle Betty, Finuala Dowling and Francine Simon

Event No:

#103

Presentation:

New and established poets read from their current work

When:

Saturday 26 August @ 18:00

Where:

Wahnfried, 27 Bree Street, McGregor

Duration:

50 min

Cost:

R50.00

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Putting a log on the fire for Anne Schuster (1947 – 2017)

Event No:

#104

Presentation:

Anne Schuster, beloved author, writing facilitator and mentor died on 6 May 2017 after living for nearly 8 years with what she called her “adventure with cancer”. This gentle informal gathering is open to all who wish to celebrate and honour Anne and to share in a short poem or reading the unique way in which she has enriched and inspired their lives.

‘n Eerbetoon aan Anne Schuster (1947 – 2017)

Anne Schuster, geliefde skrywer en mentor het op 6 Mei 2017 gesterf nadat sy vir byna 8 jaar haar “avontuur met kanker” ten volle beleef het. Almal wat graag haar lewe wil eer en vier is welkom om te kom vertel hoe sy hulle lewens verryk en betower het met haar unieke manier om mense se vermoë om te skryf te ontsluit. Almal welkom.

When:

Saturday 26 August @ 18:00

Where:

Caritas, Cnr Voortrekker and Bree St.

Duration:

50 min

Cost:

free entry – all welcome

2016 Poetry in McGregor Anthology “Voices on Fire”

Event No:

#105

Book launch:

Launch hosted by Patricia Schonstein. Hot off the press, this, our fourth anthology, will be celebrated with poets reading their own included works. The inaugural Patricia Schonstein Poetry in McGregor Prize will be awarded.

When:

Saturday 26 August @ 18:00

Where:

The Book Tent, 24 Kerk St. McGregor

Duration:

50 min

Cost:

free entry – all welcome

Peter Vinton

Event No:

#106

Presentation:

The “Taste” of Poetry

When:

Saturday 26 August @ 18:00

Where:

La Galleria, 7 Bree Street, McGregor

Duration:

50 min

Cost:

R50.00

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Ashley Dowds

Event No:

#107

Presentation:

fragments en route

When:

Saturday 26 August @ 18:00

Where:

Stillness Sanctuary, 9 Darling Street McGregor

Duration:

50 min

Cost:

R50.00

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Jade Gibson

Event No:

#108

Presentation:

‘The Uprooted Heart’

When:

Saturday 26 August @ 18:00

Where:

Grape DeVine, 44 Voortrekker St, Mcgregor

Duration:

50 min

Cost:

R50.00

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Kela Griot and Uthingo

Event No:

#110

Presentation:

Mind The Trees

When:

Saturday 26 August @ 18:00

Where:

Mothertongue Project, 9 Voortrekker Road, McGregor

Duration:

50 min

Cost:

R50.00

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Mavis Vermaak

Event No:

#111

Presentation:

Of The Heart

When:

Saturday 26 August @ 18:00

Where:

McGregor Backpackers, 34 Bree St, Mcgregor

Duration:

50 min

Cost:

R50.00

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Johan Myburg

Event No:

#116

Presentation:

Uittogboek

When:

Saturday 26 August @ 18:00

Where:

How Bazaar, 46 Voortrekker St, Mcgregor

Duration:

60 min

Cost:

R50.00

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Lunette Elle Warren

Event No:

#112

Presentation:

Not My Father’s Daughter / Ek is Nie Joune Nie

When:

Saturday 26 August @ 18:00

Where:

Poets’ Corner, Cnr Voortrekker and Bree St.

Duration:

40 min

Cost:

free entry

Tri Nexus Social Capital Services 

Kris Marais (Author), Tauriq Jenkins (Director) and Maura Talbot (Producer)

Event No:

#113

Presentation:

State Property: the Conscripts of Apartheid – ‘Unwrangling’ the Heart of a socially constructed silence.’

When:

Saturday 26 August @ 20:00

Where:

Caritas, Cnr Voortrekker and Bree St.

Duration:

60 min

Cost:

R50.00

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The attendees will be given an opportunity (for up to 1 hour after the performance) to discuss their experiences and what the production brought up for them.

Warning: Content and Language. Recommended for mature audiences only.

Norman Morrissey and Silke Heiss

Event No:

#114

Presentation:

Lovelights” – Poems to guide the heart

When:

Saturday 26 August @ 20:00

Where:

The Well, Cnr Voortrekker and Bree St.

Duration:

60 min

Cost:

R50.00

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Nick Mulgrew

Event No:

#115

Presentation:

The myth of this is that we’re all in this together 

When:

Saturday 26 August @ 20:00

Where:

La Galleria, 7 Bree Street, McGregor

Duration:

60 min

Cost:

R50.00

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Toni Stuart

Event No:

#117

Cancelled

Sunday 27 August Programme

Kerry Hammerton and Annette Snyckers

Event No:

#118

Presentation:

Love of Poetry / Poetry of Love

When:

Sunday 27 August @ 09:00

Where:

Caritas, Cnr Voortrekker and Bree St.

Duration:

50 min

Cost:

R50.00

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The Sunday Eucharist

Event No:

#119

Presentation:

A Poetry Eucharist of the Heart or The Mass of the Empty

When:

Sunday 27 August @ 09:00

Where:

The Little Way Chapel, Cnr Voortrekker and Bree St.

Duration:

60 min

Cost:

free event – all welcome

A collection will be taken and donated to a needy project in McGregor.

Marguerite (Osler) van der Merwe

Event No:

#120

Presentation:

Poetry Walks Into Us In Temenos’ Garden 

When:

Sunday 27 August @ 09:00

Where:

Temenos Garden (please meet outside The Well), Cnr Voortrekker and Bree St.

Duration:

50 min

Cost:

R50.00

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Michéle Betty

Event No:

#121

Workshop:

Optimising your journal submissions for selection

When:

Sunday 27 August @ 09:00

Where:

The Green Room, 105 Long Street, McGregor

Duration:

120 min

Cost:

R100.00

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Willem Fransman

Event No:

#122

Presentation:

Sestig en steeds ‘n Bok vir ‘n gaping

When:

Sunday 27 August @ 10:30

Where:

Wahnfried, 27 Bree Street, McGregor

Duration:

50 min

Cost:

R50.00

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Nic de Jager

Event No:

#123

Cancelled

Dawn Garisch

Event No:

#124

Presentation:

DISTURBANCE (taking notes)

When:

Sunday 27 August @ 10:30

Where:

The Little Way Chapel, Cnr Voortrekker and Bree St.

Duration:

50 min

Cost:

R50.00

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Vangile Ganstho and Sarah Godsell

Event No:

#125

Presentation:

holding. and. silence

When:

Sunday 27 August @ 10:30

Where:

Poets’ Corner, Cnr Voortrekker and Bree St.

Duration:

40 min

Cost:

Free entry

Jade Gibson

Event No:

#126

Presentation:

Presentation on her novel ‘Glowfly Dance’

When:

Sunday 27 August @ 10:30

Where:

The Book Tent, 24 Kerk St. McGregor

Duration:

50 min

Cost:

free entry – all welcome

Patricia Schonstein

Event No:

#127

Presentation:

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

When:

Sunday 27 August @ 10:30

Where:

La Galleria, 7 Bree Street, McGregor

Duration:

50 min

Cost:

R50.00

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Lara Kirsten

Event No:

#128

Presentation:

Die gedig as spieël

When:

Sunday 27 August @ 10:30

Where:

The Spiral Forest in Temenos Garden, Cnr Voortrekker and Bree St.

Duration:

50 min

Cost:

R50.00

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Athol Williams

Event No:

#129

Presentation:

Poems of Possibility

When:

Sunday 27 August @ 10:30

Where:

Café Gourmet, 44 Voortrekker St, Mcgregor

Duration:

50 min

Cost:

R50.00

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Fanie Olivier

Event No:

#130

Presentation:

“Ou laaie”  

When:

Sunday 27 August @ 11:30

Where:

Poets’ Corner, Cnr Voortrekker and Bree St.

Duration:

40 min

Cost:

free entry

Harry Owen

Event No:

#131

Book Launch:

The Cull: new and resurrected poems

When:

Sunday 27 August @ 12:00

Where:

The Book Tent, 24 Kerk St. McGregor

Duration:

50 min

Cost:

free entry

Philip de Vos

Event No:

#132

Presentation:

Words and Music / Woord en Klank

When:

Sunday 27 August @ 12:00

Where:

Wahnfried, 27 Bree Street, McGregor

Duration:

50 min

Cost:

R50.00

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Open Mic: Session 2

Event No:

#133

Presentation:

Hosted by Hugh Hodge

When:

Sunday 27 August @ 12:00

Where:

Caritas, Cnr Voortrekker and Bree St.

Duration:

50 min

Cost:

free entry

Lunette Elle Warren

Event No:

#134

Presentation:

Not My Father’s Daughter / Ek is Nie Joune Nie

When:

Sunday 27 August @ 12:00

Where:

La Galleria, 7 Bree Street, McGregor

Duration:

50 min

Cost:

R50.00

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Lerato Sibanda

Event No:

#136

Presentation:

In an attic of antics

When:

Sunday 27 August @ 12:00

Where:

Café Gourmet, 44 Voortrekker St, Mcgregor

Duration:

50 min

Cost:

R50.00

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Montagu A Cappella

Event No:

#137

Presentation:

The Beatles as poets 

When:

Sunday 27 August @ 13:30

Where:

Wahnfried, 27 Bree Street, McGregor

Duration:

50 min

Cost:

R50.00

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Mary Murphy

Event No:

#138

Presentation:

Meet Molly, A staggered, and staggering, view of a woman’s life

When:

Sunday 27 August @ 13:30

Where:

Caritas, Cnr Voortrekker and Bree St.

Duration:

50 min

Cost:

R50.00

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Film

Event No:

#139

Presentation:

Noem My Skollie 

When:

Sunday 27 August @ 15:00

Where:

Wahnfried, 27 Bree Street, McGregor

Duration:

2hr 40 min

Cost:

entry by donation

Sop, Dop and Relax

Event No:

#140

Presentation:

Noem My Skollie 

When:

Sunday 27 August @ 18:00

Where:

Tebaldi’s Tent, Cnr Voortrekker and Bree St.

Duration:

Cost:

Donation to The MAC Project

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