The Poetry in McGregor Festival 2021 from Friday 19 November to Sunday 21 November 2021 will be an intimate festival featuring just over 70 poets performing in group events.

The Poetry in McGregor Festival, a highlight on the festival calendar in the Western Cape, is now in its ninth year. Previously, the festival was held in August of each year. Now, going forward, it will be presented in November.

The programme for this year`s festival will be published on the festival website at the beginning of October when the tickets will go on sale. The weekend will also offer open mic sessions, art exhibitions, book launches and viewing of the In Absentia Poetry video-reel. These events will be free, no tickets needed for entry. Covid rules apply. For more information and updates visit: www.poetryinmcgregor.co.za

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INFORMATION POETRY COMPETITION 2021:

YOUTH CATEGORY (7 – 17 YEARS OLD)

Entries close on 30 September 2021.

Finalists will be published mid-October.

Prize winners will be announced at opening event of the festival on 19th November.

Poets may submit up to 2 poems of not more than 36 lines on any subject in either English or Afrikaans. Find details and terms for entries on: www.poetryinmcgregor.co.za

ADULT CATEGORY (18 YEARS AND OLDER)

Entries are closed.

Finalists will be published mid-October.

Prize winners will be announced at opening event of the festival on 19th November.