Rooted in McGregor

Poet Lara Kirsten, above, will be taking part in the annual Poetry in McGregor weekend.

The fifth annual Poetry in McGregor is happening from Friday August 25 to Sunday August 27, and features over 90 events, including poetry recitals, music events, art and workshops.

Poets performing at various venue include Ashley Dowds, Hugh Hodge, Patricia Schonstein, John Maytham, Nic de Jager, Kobus Moolman, Lungiswa Nyatyowa, Lerato Sibanda, Philip de Vos, Diana Ferrus, Lara Kirsten, Fanie Olivier, Koos van der Merwe, Mavis Vermaak and Wendy Woodward.

A schools’ festival takes place on Friday August 25, and there will be open mic sessions during the weekend, hosted by Hugh Hodge

A haiku competition, themed Rooted in Heart, is open to all. Entries must be hand delivered to the Temenos reception desk. Winners will be announced on Sunday at noon. Tickets are available from Computicket. For more details visit www.poetryinmcgregor.co.za