Win tickets to StAnza: Scotland's International Poetry Festival

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The List are giving away two tickets to each of the following events at StAnza, Scotland's International Poetry Festival taking place between 7 and 11 Mar in the beautiful Fife town of St Andrews.

- Thu 8 Mar, 8pm Poetry Centre Stage: Ester Naomi Perquin / Michael Symmons Roberts
- Fri 9 Mar, 8pm Poetry Centre Stage: Ko Un / Mark Ford
- Sat 10 Mar, 3.30pm In Conversation: Marie-Elsa Bragg / Don Paterson
- Sat 10 Mar, 8pm Poetry Centre Stage: William Letford / Liz Lochhead
- Sat 10 Mar, 10.15pm StAnza Slam
- Sun 11 Mar, 5pm Poetry Centre Stage: Gillian Allnutt

One of the top poetry festivals in the UK, StAnza is famous for its friendly atmosphere and international focus, the place to hear favourite poets, discover new voices and enjoy the beautiful town of St Andrews and StAnza’s lively festival hub. Choose from more than 90 readings, performances, discussions, poetry inspired installations and exhibitions and other cross-media performances in a range of atmospheric venues in and around the historic town centre, take part in a wide range of workshops, a masterclass and open mic events, or just sit and enjoy the lively festival scene with a coffee or drink. This year’s themes are The Self and Borderlines as well as our Going Dutch language focus (Dutch/Frisian/Flemish).

Byre Theatre,
Abbey Street,
St Andrews,
KY16 9LA

Wed 7- Sun 11 Mar 2018

StAnza: Scotland's Poetry Festival

StAnza is a literary festival that focuses on verse. Joining the locals for readings, performances, slams and open mics, jazz, films, workshops and poetry-related art exhibitions, installations and films are a host of local and international wordsmiths. Headliners for 2018 included Sinéad Morrissey, Liz Lochhead and Don…

Various venues: St Andrews

Wed 6 Mar

Times & prices vary

Thu 7 Mar

Times & prices vary

Fri 8 Mar

Times & prices vary

…and 2 more dates until 10 Mar

StAnza: Breakfast at the Poetry Cafe - Translation

Poets and translators discuss the pleasure, potential and problems of translation Wake up and smell the Poetry Café! Ease into the last day of the festival with coffee and pastries, while a group of the festival’s poets and translators discuss translation’s intimate relationship with poetry. We’ll be looking not only…

The StAnza 2018 Lecture - Sinéad Morrissey

Our lecturer for 2018 is this year’s Forward Prize winner, Sinéad Morrissey. She will explore ideas of voice and authenticity in the work of a number of contemporary poets who are responding directly to trauma in their work. The lyric is traditionally understood as an utterance of both heartfelt and honest emotion, the…

The StAnza Slam - Andy Fierens

A highlight of the festival and a touchstone of the Scottish slam scene, the StAnza Slam guarantees a night of thrills. Whether you come to compete for the coveted title of StAnza Slam champion or to cheer on the contestants, fasten your seat belts and enjoy this rollercoaster ride. Guiding us through the night is the…

The StAnza Masterclass - Gillian Allnutt

Join us for our ever popular masterclass. This year, Gillian Allnutt, poet, teacher, journalist and Queen’s Gold Medalist for Poetry 2016, offers in-depth critique and comment on selected, submitted poems. The session will also provide an opportunity for critical input from the audience. Submission Details To have…

StAnza’s Listening Booth (I) Poetry International

Our virtual listening booth returns for 2018. Settle yourself down in the Byre with a set of headphones from the balcony on level 2 and listen to a mesmerising range of voices from the Netherlands, as part of our Going Dutch focus. Also playing as a sound installation outside the Byre. In association with Poetry…

StAnza’s Listening Booth (II): Podcast

Our virtual listening booth returns for 2018. Settle yourself down in the Byre with a set of headphones from the balcony on level 2 and listen to a mesmerising range of voices from the Dutch festival Dichters in de Prinsentuin, which comes to us via the literary podcast Ondercast. In association with Ondercast

StAnza Digital Installation

Taking the 2018 festival themes of ‘Borderlines’ and ‘The Self’, StAnza commissions poets to respond to a selection of related artefacts and artworks from the University of St Andrews’ collections.

Byre Theatre

Abbey Street, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9LA

With a 216 seat auditorium, a 100 seat studio theatre and full cinematic, theatrical and conference facilities, the Byre Theatre is a strong cultural hub in North East Fife. Originally founded in 1933, the building has seen many changes over the…

StAnza returns for its 21st year

14 Dec 2017

Headliners include Sinead Morrissey, Ko Un, Gillian Allnutt and Douglas Dunn

StAnza, the international poetry festival based in St Andrews, returns in March 2018 with more than 80 readings, discussions and performances. The festival has two themes this year: 'The Self' and 'Borderlines', as well as a strand named 'Going Dutch…

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Competition closes 1 March 2018. The List's usual rules apply.
Winners can collect their tickets from the festival box office. Usual List rules apply.