Poetry festival

The McGregor Poetry Festival celebrates 10 years with the theme Touching the Wild, from Friday November 18 to Sunday November 20.

This year’s festival has 65 events that include 43 poetry reading events, three open mic sessions, 11 book launches, three workshops, three music and movement performances and two youth outreach events. Antjie Krog, Wendy Woodward, Ian McCallum, Harry Owen, Ilze Olckers, Jacques Coetzee, Kobus Moolman, Archie Swanson, Stephen Symons, Lara Kirsten, Sue Woodward and Diana Ferrus join a long list of poets on the programme.

Nondwe Mpuma

There is also a special event with John Maytham, where he will read from a script crafted by Finuala Dowling inspired by Touching the Wild. New voices Nondwe Mpuma, Lisa Julie and Jadrick Pedro will also be at the festival. To view this year’s full programme, visit https://poetryinmcgregor.co.za/ McGregor is located approximately 150km east of Cape Town. For accommodation options contact McGregor Tourism at info@tourismmcgregor.co.za or 023 625 1954.