Poetry in McGregor

23-26 August 2019


Poetry in McGregor, now in its seventh year, has become one of the most popular poetry festivals on the continent. Last year over two hundred poets arrived in the picturesque village to once again celebrate their art and to enjoy a remarkably happy gathering for lovers of the written word. Poetry in McGregor is now renowned for its warm-hearted and intimate atmosphere and for the unique way in which the picturesque village lends itself to a relaxed and memorable experience.

To celebrate the cycle of seven years, our theme this year is THE HEART OF THE MOON. The first pioneering years of the festival were exemplified by Sun energy, the bold and active force essential to turning a vision into reality. Now, with the moon as a symbol, our festival organisers are intent on deepening the very special intimacy our festival offers. This annual gathering is not only an opportunity to listen to and appreciate a wide range of poetic voices  but also an occasion to relax and enjoy one another’s company in an informal, unhurried atmosphere. After all, it is in such a warm-hearted celebration that lovers of poetry can commit themselves to a shared passion of nurturing and promoting the art of poetry.

This weekend celebration of poetry includes readings by acclaimed and emerging poets, book launches, workshops, music and poetry, exhibitions and plenty of time for poets and friends of poetry from across the country to get acquainted. There is also the added bonus of enjoying all that McGregor offers. Beauty, warm hospitality, tranquility, great food and great wine.

For more info, visit poetryinmcgregor.co.za