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UK Literary Festivals Calendar b-March STanza Scotland's Poetry Festival

STanza Scotland’s Poetry Festival

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The only regular festival dedicated to poetry in Scotland, StAnza is international in outlook.

Founded in 1998, it is held each March in St Andrews, Scotland’s oldest university town.

The festival is an opportunity to engage with a wide variety of poetry, to hear world class poets reading in exciting and atmospheric venues, to experience a range of performances where music, film, dance and poetry work in harmony, to view exhibitions linking poetry with visual art and to discover the part poetry has played in the lives of a diverse range of writers,musicians and media personalities. The simple intention of StAnza is to celebrate poetry in all its many forms.

Each festival focuses on two themes which weave around each other to give every StAnza its own unique flavour.

In the first, mindful of the famous Valéry quote  that ‘a poem is never finished…’, the focus will be on poetry as a creative process, including editing, translation, collection, selection and collaboration in traditional and experimental poetics, as well as poetry engaged with the unfinished business of daily life.

The second theme embraces poetry which is coastal, tidal and ‘insular’, while also considering how as poets and festivals or organisations, we exist not only as individual islands, but rather as part of an Archipelago of Poetry.

Where? St Andrews, Fife, Scotland

When? 4th-8th March, 2020 

Who? 60+ poets and artists from Scotland and around the world

Venues? The Byre Theatre – Auditorium, Studio Theatre, Conference Room and foyers, St John’s Undercroft, Parliament Hall, St Mary’s Hall, The Town Hall – Supper Room & Council Chamber, The Public Library, the Preservation Trust Museum, The Green Room, Zest, Fraser Gallery and others to be announced

How much? Some free other £2 -£8

Website: Festival Website for full programme

Twitter? @StAnzaPoetry

Facebook? https://www.facebook.com/stanzapoetry

Past Festivals? Established 1998

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