The sixth Poetry in McGregor Festival 2018 will be held over the weekend of August 24-26. 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 Kobus Moolman, Ian McCullum, Galeo Saintz, Douglas Reid Skinner, Patricia Schonstein, Athol Williams, Medzani Musandiwa, Douglas Reid Skinner, Margaret Clough, as well as a school’s programme on the Friday morning for the school children of surrounding areas.

The theme for 2018 is “The Sound of Water” and poets throughout the country have responded with remarkable enthusiasm.

Billy Kennedy, Founder of the Poetry in McGregor Festival says that it is incredible to see how the festival has grown over the past few years. “So many poets and creative groups are contacting us to partake. This brings us great joy. Poetry as an art form deserves more platforms and support. In a world constantly speeding up and bombarded by information, Poetry can remind us to slow down and to reflect more consciously and sensitively on our lives and our deeper connection to ourselves, to one another and to the world.” 


The 2018 programme also includes poetry readings, book launches, music and poetry, writing workshops, poetry walks in nature, audio visual presentations and exhibitions. McGregor is renowned for its warm-hearted hospitality and its beautiful setting. All the intimate venues are in walking distance of one another and there are great places to enjoy log fires, local wine and food.

To see a full list of participating poets and their presentations visit



Tickets available from Computicket




Date: August 24
Time: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

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