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September 2017

Poetry in Prison

2017-09-23T14:23:02+00:00

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 [...]

Patricia Schonstein to Fundza & James Matthews

2017-09-17T11:17:07+00:00

Presenting copies of the McGregor 2016 Anthology to Fundza, to be enjoyed by the young people they work with James Matthews receives the Patricia Schonstein Poetry in McGregor Award 2016 for his Lifetime Achievement in Poetry.

Poetry Competition, 2017

2017-09-02T18:23:34+00:00

Once again we ran a competition for previously unpublished poets.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

Fun in the Church

2017-09-01T13:51:43+00:00

Last Friday, 25th August, the Schools’ Programme for the Poetry in McGregor weekend was held in the NG Kerk in McGregor. Approximately 700 schoolchildren from schools in our area descended on the village for a morning of entertainment. The children are mainly primary schoolers, and the event is a rare opportunity for them to [...]

Write Your Way In | Workshop

2017-09-01T12:59:06+00:00

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 [...]

August 2017

Poetry Competition, 2017 Finalists

2017-08-20T10:54:51+00:00

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 [...]

Poetry Competition update

2017-08-16T16:36:14+00:00

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.

School Workshops

2017-08-11T10:11:06+00:00

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 [...]