Town Hall

Town Hall
1 Queen's Gardens, St Andrews, KY16 9TA
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Border Crossing

This Border Crossings brings together two poets whose own crossing of borders has shaped the direction of their poetry. Paul Stephenson has lived in Spain, Belgium and, most recently, France. His latest collection, The Days That Followed Paris, is a response to the aftermath of the attacks in Paris in November 2015. He…

Thu 2 Mar

£4 (£3) / 01334 470770

Part of StAnza: Scotland's Poetry Festival.

Border Crossings

Our first Border Crossings of 2017 brings together two poets whose writing plays with this year’s two festival themes: On the Road, and the Heights of Poetry. Janette Ayachi is a Scottish-Algerian poet, many of whose poems started off life as travel reviews before being condensed into poems. Her work also explores ideas…

Thu 2 Mar

£4 (£3) / 01334 470770

Part of StAnza: Scotland's Poetry Festival.

Border Crossings

Join us to enjoy the poetry of two Scottish and English writers who work beyond the genre of poetry. James McGonigal is a Glasgow-based poet, biographer and critic, whose 2012 biography of Edwin Morgan was Scottish Research Book of the Year. His first full collection, The Camphill Wren, was published in 2016. He’ll be…

Fri 3 Mar

£4 (£3) / 01334 470770

Part of StAnza: Scotland's Poetry Festival.

Border Crossings

Join us in this Border Crossings reading for two poets who engage with this year’s different festival themes, The Heights of Poetry and On the Road. Norman Bissell was a founding member of the Scottish Centre for Geopoetics, and his continuing interest in Scotland’s geological heritage informs his work as a poet, essayist…

Fri 3 Mar

£4 (£3) / 01334 470770

Part of StAnza: Scotland's Poetry Festival.

Clydebuilt Showcase

This year’s Sunday showcase offers StAnza audiences the chance to discover the work of four up-and-coming Glasgow-based poets, all graduates at different times of the innovative poetry apprenticeship scheme, Clydebuilt, run by Glasgow’s St Mungo’s Mirrorball Poets Network. Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to listen…

Sun 5 Mar

£4 (£3) / 01334 470770

Part of StAnza: Scotland's Poetry Festival.

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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.

Wed 25 Jan

£7.50 / 01334 470770

Here Come the Trolls!

“Through the gaps in the roof that we didn’t repair, through the cracks in the walls we pretended weren’t there,” creep the trolls. Join us for an hour of mischief and magic with poet Ron Butlin, whose first book for children, Here Come the Trolls, has won the hearts of adults and children alike. Whether the child in your…

Sun 5 Mar

£3.50/£2.50/£5.00 / 01334 470770

Part of StAnza: Scotland's Poetry Festival.

House of Three Showcase

House of Three, a new publisher based in Dunfermline, showcases female poets with lovingly designed books, each offering a triptych of poets. We’ll be hearing work from a triple powerhouse of poets from their first three volumes. Marjorie Lotfi Gill was runner-up in the Wigtown Poetry Competition in 2016. Nalini Paul…

Fri 3 Mar

£4 (£3) / 01334 470770

Part of StAnza: Scotland's Poetry Festival.

Making a Living as a Poet

oin three professional poets to talk about how they manage to make poetry pay. Topics covered in previous events in the series include pitching to venues and publishers, working freelance, broadening appeal beyond a ‘poetry audience’ and using social media effectively. Join us for an invaluable chance to learn from and…

Fri 3 Mar

£4 (£3) / 01334 470770

Part of StAnza: Scotland's Poetry Festival.

Meet the Artist: Robin Gillanders

This event is an opportunity to meet Robin Gillanders, whose sparse but nuanced photographs make up the exhibition A Lover's Complaint. Gillanders’ still lives respond to haiku by the poet Henry Gough-Cooper. Together, the works re-imagine the French philosopher Roland Barthes’ exploration of love and desire in A Lover’s…

Fri 3 Mar

Free / 01334 470770

Part of StAnza: Scotland's Poetry Festival.

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Past & Present

This year will be the one hundredth anniversary since the war poets Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen were in Scotland, having been sent to Craiglockhart to recover from psychologal trauma. Neil McLennan is the former director of History at Tynecastle High School, where Wilfred Owen taught as part of his recuperation…

Thu 2 Mar

£4 (£3) / 01334 470770

Part of StAnza: Scotland's Poetry Festival.

Past & Present

In our Past & Present sessions, contemporary speakers give a personal response to favourite past poets writing in English or other languages. Best known as a novelist, Muriel Spark said of herself that, “although most of my life has been devoted to fiction, I have always thought of myself as a poet,” going on to…

Fri 3 Mar

£4 (£3) / 01334 470770

Part of StAnza: Scotland's Poetry Festival.

Past & Present

In our Past & Present sessions, poets performing at the festival offer an insight into the work of some of their favourite past poets. In this session, poets Jackie Kay and Michelle Cahill talk about two poets whose work was inspired by their love of the great outdoors. Nan Shepherd (1893-1981) was a woman truly…

Sat 4 Mar

£4 (£3) / 01334 470770

Part of StAnza: Scotland's Poetry Festival.

Past & Present

In our Past & Present sessions, contemporary speakers give a personal response to favourite past poets. As part of our Heights of Poetry theme and our accompanying focus on geoheritage, our final Past & Present session for 2017 will offer an insight into poets Hugh Miller and Pablo Neruda. Hugh Miller was a…

Sat 4 Mar

£4 (£3) / 01334 470770

Part of StAnza: Scotland's Poetry Festival.

Poetry Market

Don't miss this opportunity to encounter poetry in print in all its many forms amongst this abundance of poetic produce. With stalls galore, there's something for every taste and pocket: come and browse, come and buy.

Sat 4 Mar

Free / 01334 470770

Part of StAnza: Scotland's Poetry Festival.

The StAnza Lecture: The Beasts & the Animals

Join us for StAnza’s perennially popular lecture. Who better to give this year’s lecture than a figure who is involved in all aspects of putting poetry on the page: we’re delighted to welcome poet, translator and Sasha Dugdale to the podium. Dugdale is the editor of Modern Poetry in Translation and of the recent MPT…

Thu 2 Mar

£4.50 (£3.50) / 01334 470770

Part of StAnza: Scotland's Poetry Festival.

Translation Showcase

Throughout the week of StAnza 2017 two Scottish and two francophone poets will be completing a collaborative residency in St Andrews, working together to create new work and to translate each others' work. Join us for a multilingual performance as they present their new work: poetry doesn't come fresher than this!

Sat 4 Mar

£4 (£3) / 01334 470770

Part of StAnza: Scotland's Poetry Festival.

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