We’re lucky to have StAnza: Scotland’s International Poetry Festival right on our doorstep, a small hop skip and jump over the Tay on the number 99.
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.
StAnza 2017: 1-5 March offers readings, performances, discussions, poetry inspired installations and exhibitions and other cross-media performances in a range of atmospheric venues in and around the historic and lively town centre. Alice Oswald, Vahni Capildeo, John Agard, Sarah Howe, Scotland’s Makar Jackie Kay and Joan Margarit are among the headliners for 2017.
We’re particularly excited about the opening night event, Roll Over Atlantic with John Agard, and In Conversation with Hamish Brown and Jim Crumley, but there are more than 80 events and over 100 poets to choose from. Or you could just hang out in festival hub the Byre and enjoy the atmosphere and poetic people watching. This year’s themes are The Heights of Poetry and On the Road and there will be French-language focus.
See you there?