Town Hall

Town Hall
1 Queen's Gardens, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9TA
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12 Showcase: Anne Laure Coxam, Lynn Davidson, Georgi Gill, Jane Goldman, Jane McKie, Theresa Munoz & Alice Tarbuck

12 is a collective of women writers using a shared Google document to post monthly poems in response to one another's writing. The collective originally formed at the request of Sophia Hao, curator at Cooper Gallery in Dundee, in order to create work echoing the collaborative Feministo Postal Art Event of 1975-77. For…

Sat 10 Mar

£4.50 (£3.50)

Part of StAnza: Scotland's Poetry Festival.

Bairnsangs - Liz Lochhead

As Scots Makar, Liz Lochhead was a passionate proponent of poetry for fun, reminding us that poetry, first and foremost, is written not to be analysed or interpreted, but to be enjoyed. In this family-friendly event, Liz Lochhead will be sharing some of her favourite poems to read, both old and new. Come along for rhymes…

Sun 11 Mar

£3.50/£2.50/£5.00

Part of StAnza: Scotland's Poetry Festival.

Border Crossings - Doris Kareva & Jay Whittaker

This Friday morning reading brings together poets from Estonia and Scotland. Doris Kareva is a prize-winning poet, essayist, and translator whose poems and essays have been translated into some twelve languages. Her texts have inspired many musicians and composers, and are often performed both in Estonia and abroad. She…

Fri 9 Mar

£4.50 (£3.50)

Part of StAnza: Scotland's Poetry Festival.

Border Crossings - Martin Macintyre & Owen Lowery

This Border Crossings brings together poets from different countries within the UK. Màrtainn Mac an t-Saoir / Martin MacIntyre is an acclaimed poet and storyteller writing in Gaelic. His most recent short story collection was shortlisted for both the Donald Meek Award and the Saltire Literary Book of the Year in 2014, and…

Thu 8 Mar

£4.50 (£3.50)

Part of StAnza: Scotland's Poetry Festival.

Border Crossings - Miriam Gamble & Miriam Nash

Join us to hear from two Bloodaxe poets who have themselves crossed borders. Now based in Scotland, Miriam Gamble is originally from Belfast and has been described by Rachel McCrum as “part of the new Holy Trinity of contemporary Northern Irish poetry”. With poems which question the stories we tell ourselves, she’s…

Fri 9 Mar

£4.50 (£3.50)

Part of StAnza: Scotland's Poetry Festival.

Border Crossings - Thomas Möhlmann & Will Harris

In our dedicated language focus – this year, Going Dutch – we look to interweave the most exciting elements of poetry from overseas with some of our favourite voices back home. Our first Border Crossings of 2018 does just that. Picked by Bloodaxe to be featured in Ten: Poets of a New Generation, Will Harris writes poems…

Thu 8 Mar

£4.50 (£3.50)

Part of StAnza: Scotland's Poetry Festival.

A Double-Voiced Bird - Hinemoana Baker & Ulrike Almut Sandig

A Double-Voiced Bird, led by poets Hinemoana Baker (Māori, English) and Ulrike Almut Sandig (German, English), explores the possibilities of multiple languages in poetry, on stage, coming from several directions and in different voices; one by one, all at once, sometimes translating, sometimes not. There are so many…

Sat 10 Mar

Free

Part of StAnza: Scotland's Poetry Festival.

A Double-Voiced Bird in Performance - Hinemoana Baker & Ulrike Almut Sandig

This collaborative performance showcases the results of a workshop in multilingual collaboration, led by poets Hinemoana Baker and Ulrike Almut Sandig. The workshop explores the possibilities and permutations of performance when poetry in multiple languages is brought onto the stage. Supported by the Goethe-Institut

Sat 10 Mar

Free

Part of StAnza: Scotland's Poetry Festival.

From Metaphor to Memoir - Brian Johnstone & Anne Pia

Poets often bring personal memory and experience to their writing. To connect with our 2018 theme of The Self, two poets who have recently published books which combined personal memoir with selected poems explain why they chose this format to tell their stories. Two revelations, each coming to light twenty years apart…

Fri 9 Mar

£4.50 (£3.50)

Part of StAnza: Scotland's Poetry Festival.

The Gin Fayre

More than 50 gins to sample from across Scotland, the UK and further afield. On arrival, guests are given their own Gin Handbook which details all of the gins on offer. There's also a variety of gin companies selling their products, so that you can grab a bottle to enjoy at home.

Sat 17 Nov

£15 / 07865 165333

  • 12:00 – 20:00

In a Class of their Own

As StAnza celebrates Scotland’s Year of Young People in 2018, check out the rising poetic talent from our local schools in the art resulting from the festival’s work with children and young adults during the year. Funded by Al-Maktoum College Community Fund, through Foundation Scotland

Thu 8 Mar

Free

Part of StAnza: Scotland's Poetry Festival.

Fri 9 Mar

Free

Part of StAnza: Scotland's Poetry Festival.

Sat 10 Mar

Free

Part of StAnza: Scotland's Poetry Festival.

Sun 11 Mar

Free

Part of StAnza: Scotland's Poetry Festival.

Meet the Artist: Alan Vest - Alan Vest

This event is an opportunity to meet Alan Vest, whose work is showcased in our My Drawing Day exhibition. The exhibition draws on Alan’s weekly column for the Guardian’s Saturday Review, in which he responds visually to writers and their ruminations on their (a)typical working day. Lively and irreverent, Alan’s work saw…

Sat 10 Mar

Free

Part of StAnza: Scotland's Poetry Festival.

My Drawing Day - Alan Vest

This exhibition draws on Alan Vest’s weekly column, My Writing Day, for the Guardian’s Saturday Review, in which he responds visually to writers and their ruminations on their (a)typical working day. For StAnza he's chosen a selection of his work responding to poets and poetry. Lively and irreverent, Alan’s work saw him…

Thu 8 Mar

Free

Part of StAnza: Scotland's Poetry Festival.

Fri 9 Mar

Free

Part of StAnza: Scotland's Poetry Festival.

Sat 10 Mar

Free

Part of StAnza: Scotland's Poetry Festival.

Sun 11 Mar

Free

Part of StAnza: Scotland's Poetry Festival.

Past & Present - Anindya Raychaudhuri & Jess Orr

In our Past & Present sessions, contemporary speakers share their enthusiasm for favourite past poets. Anindya Raychaudhuri, a lecturer in English with particular interest in the cultural representation and collective memory of conflict, will be looking at the Pakistani poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz through the lense of…

Thu 8 Mar

£4.50 (£3.50)

Part of StAnza: Scotland's Poetry Festival.

Past & Present - Brother Anthony

In our Past & Present sessions, contemporary speakers give a personal response to favourite past poets writing in English or other languages. Brother Anthony of the Taizé ecumenical order has lived in Korea since 1980, where he is an emeritus professor as well as an acclaimed translator. For this Past & Present…

Sat 10 Mar

£4.50 (£3.50)

Part of StAnza: Scotland's Poetry Festival.

Past & Present - Jan Baeke & Polly Atkin

In our Past & Present sessions, contemporary speakers share their enthusiasm for favourite past poets. For this Friday afternoon session, we have invited two poets, from England and the Netherlands respectively, to each discuss a favourite past poet. Watch this space to find out which poets they have each chosen.

Fri 9 Mar

£4.50 (£3.50)

Part of StAnza: Scotland's Poetry Festival.

Past & Present - W.N. Herbert & Oli Hazzard

In our Past & Present sessions, contemporary speakers give a personal response to favourite past poets writing in English or other languages. In this session, W.N. Herbert and Oli Hazzard discuss two major poets from the past hundred years. W.N. Herbert will focus on W.S. Graham, a Scottish poet whose work explored…

Sat 10 Mar

£4.50 (£3.50)

Part of StAnza: Scotland's Poetry Festival.

Poetry Market

Don't miss this opportunity to encounter poetry in print in all its many forms. We can promise an abundance of poetic produce: with stalls galore, there's something for every taste and pocket. Come and browse, come and buy. There will also be some music from The Poetics. Supported by the Scottish Book Trust / Live…

Sat 10 Mar

Free

Part of StAnza: Scotland's Poetry Festival.

Red Squirrel Press Showcase - Colin Will, Judith Taylor & Elizabeth Rimmer

Treat your ears as Red Squirrel Press showcases three poets on their Scottish list. Elizabeth Rimmer describes herself as Catholic, radical, feminist and green, and is an editor and translator as well as a poet. Immediate and evocative, her poems are rooted in a strong sense of place. Elizabeth’s third collection from Red…

Fri 9 Mar

£4.50 (£3.50)

Part of StAnza: Scotland's Poetry Festival.

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…

Thu 8 Mar

£4.50 (£3.50)

Part of StAnza: Scotland's Poetry Festival.

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