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Timepiece The Poets’ Ark

16 - 20 March 2011

St Andrews

www.stanzapoetry.org


Introduction

Box Office

Welcome to StAnza’s 14th annual festival and to our themes for 2011, Timepiece and The Poets’ Ark. The former engages with the history of nations and communities, as well as with individual histories arising through ancestry and significant moments in poetry’s timeline. Our second theme sets loose about St Andrews a whole zoo of animal poems and images as we bring to StAnza’s safe harbour poets from Australia, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Iraq, Iran, China, the USA and Georgia, together with poets from across Scotland and the rest of the British Isles. Headline poets include Selima Hill, Marilyn Hacker, Paul Farley, Philip Gross and Fiona Sampson, all new to StAnza; the legendary Bob Holman teaches us how to slam New York style, and we discover experimental polypoetry from Ghent, while the ever popular Julia Donaldson heads up the children’s programme. Plus to mark the centenary of the great Scottish Gaelic poet, Somhairle MacGill-Eain (Sorley MacLean), we celebrate Gaelic past and present with our first ever Gaelic Poet in Residence, Maoilios Caimbeul, and a range of special events including as one of this year’s highlights, a concert in partnership with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra featuring new settings for some of Sorley MacLean’s poems. In the programme you’ll also find a new early-evening Open Mic slot and a Masterclass from Ciaran Carson, along with a plethora of workshops, exhibitions, talks and cross-media performances as we ensure that StAnza 2011 broadens and expands our celebration of the diversity and relevance of poetry. And in Scotland’s Year of Food and Drink, to complement what’s always on the StAnza menu – poetry, music, visual art, drama and comedy, etc – we offer a series of Poetry Café events: start your day with a Poetry Breakfast, take in some verses over lunch and enjoy select snacks with your late night poetry and music. Whether it’s your first visit to StAnza or your fourteenth, we will give you a warm welcome, and I look forward very much to seeing you in St Andrews in March. Eleanor Livingstone

StAnza Box Office: The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9LA, Scotland, UK tel: 01334 475000 fax: 01334 475370 email: boxoffice@byretheatre.com

Festival Director

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Tickets In person: from Mon to Sat, 10am-5pm (or 7.30pm show nights), plus daily 10am-8pm during festival. Online: www.stanzapoetry.org (link to Byre website) By phone: payment by Switch, Visa or MasterCard. By post: cheques made out to The Byre Theatre. Concession prices: available to senior citizens, school pupils, students & persons registered disabled or unemployed Families: family tickets for children’s events admit up to two adults and up to two children Early bird discount: 30% off all tickets (full price or concession) purchased before 12 February 2011. Bulk purchase: 30% off tickets bought for 8 or more events. Disclaimer: please note, bulk purchase and special discounts are not applicable along with any other discount offer, nor for the Concert at 7.30 pm on Wednesday 16 March. For online discounts ask the box office. Events: please arrive at events in sufficient time; out of consideration for both participants and audience, late comers may not be admitted unless there is an interval. Free events: for free events, just turn up; all exhibitions are free. children’s events: unaccompanied children cannot be admitted.


Information

Foyer Stalls

Communications: enquiries@stanzapoetry.org Visit our website at www.stanzapoetry.org Extra programmes: from Fife Contemporary Art & Craft 01334 474610 or brochure@stanzapoetry.org Accommodation: standrews@visitscotland.com St Andrews Tourist Information Centre, Market Street Enquiries: 01334 472021 Bookings: 0845 2255121

Festival Desk: The festival desk operates a message board, provides answers to all your festival enquiries, gives directions to venues and supplies town maps and guides, bus and train timetables and contacts for the local taxis operators. Poetry Bookstalls: J&G Innes Ltd, 107 South Street, are StAnza booksellers for 2011 and have a wide range of books by festival poets in stock. A bookstall will be available at readings and will operate in the Byre Theatre Level 2 Foyer in the evenings.

Workshops, Masterclasses & Slam

Children’s Poetry Competition

Workshops: These are participant only events, open to 16 persons maximum, who will have the opportunity to work directly with the poet. Masterclass: This is open to the public to listen or take part in discussion. Poems for inclusion must be submitted in advance. Submitting: A ticket for the masterclass must be purchased prior to submitting any work. To be considered for inclusion, send 3 poems up to 35 lines long to the contacts below. Each submission must quote the reference number on the event ticket and include the date of the masterclass plus a note of the entrant’s name, email address and/or phone number. Contacts: Email all 3 poems in a single Word or RTF attachment to works@stanzapoetry.org. (If email is not possible, post hard copies to Kathleen Gray, StAnza Workshops Officer, Flass Cottage, 98 Crosshill Terrace, Wormit, Fife DD6 8PT.) Poems must arrive no later than February 28th. Slam: To take part, email the entrant’s name, email address and/or phone number to works@stanzapoetry.org. Please note places are limited.

The annual Stanza Children’s Poetry competition is open to children resident in Fife or to Fife schools Deadline: March 1st 2011 Categories: Junior (P4-5); Intermediate (P6-7); Senior (S1-2) For full details of the competition, see the StAnza website www.stanzapoetry.org.

Creative Writing: University of St Andrews The University of St Andrews offers year-long, full-time postgraduate MLitt courses and PhD courses in the writing of poetry or fiction. Teaching staff include Don Paterson, John Burnside & Robert Crawford www.st-andrews.ac.uk/english or phone 01334 462666 3


Wednesday 16 March

Thursday 17 March

5.30pm Festival & Exhibitions Launch free 6.10 Byre Theatre Level 2 Foyer BBC Scotland’s Tom Morton with poets Maoilios Caimbeul, Kevin Young, Lidija Šimkute: Music from Mairi & Steaphanaidh Chaimbeul.

9.45am Poetry Walk: Flora & Fauna 11.15 from Byre Theatre Garden Enjoy a poetic stroll around St Andrews with Brian Johnstone

Tha an tachartas seo na phàirt de fhòcas Gàidhlig na bliadhna sa.* StAnza celebrates Scotland’s Year of Food and Drink 2010/11. Presented with the support of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia & Australia Council for the Arts.

6.15pm Poetry Theatre 7.15 Byre Theatre Foyers, Bar/Bistro & Restaurant One to one encounters with poetry and dramatic monologue.

free

6.30pm Pre-concert Discussion free to concert ticket holders 7.00 The Younger Hall Composer Lyell Cresswell discusses this evening’s concert with Dr Michael Downes, Director of Music at the University of St Andrews. Presented in partnership with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and the University of St Andrews Music Centre.

7.30pm Concert 9.30 The Younger Hall

from £10.50/£8.50/£5.00

Full price tickets from £10.50/Senior Citizen from £8.50/Students, children & unemployed people £5.00 (NB Not included in StAnza bulk or early bird discounts)

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra with Karen Cargill in a programme of music and verse. Presented in partnership with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and the University of St Andrews Music Centre.

7.30pm The Golden Hour at StAnza 9.00 Byre Studio Theatre, Abbey Street/Café Bar Ryan Van Winkle and guests with music and spoken word.

free

StAnza celebrates Scotland’s Year of Food and Drink 2010/11. Presented in partnership with the Inklight Creative Writing Society. *This event is part of this year’s Gaelic focus.

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Dependent on fair weather, please check with the StAnza desk.

10.30am Inspire Session free 11.15 The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Level 2, Festival Desk Short session to inspire new poets. £3.00 10.30am MacTaggart’s Scottish Shorelines 12.30 Public Library, Church Square - Meeting Room Workshop: David Kinloch Write your own unique poetic responses as alternative titles for MacTaggart works to be exhibited in St Andrews in May 2011. Presented in partnership with Fife Council Libraries, Arts & Museums.

11.30am Border Crossings £3.00/£2.00 12.30 Supper Room, Town Hall, Queens Gardens Reading: Matt Merritt, Dawn Wood A Leicester based poet and wildlife journalist reads with a poet from Omagh who works as science lecturer at Abertay University. 11.30am Past & Present £3.00/£2.00 12.30 Council Chamber, Town Hall, Queens Gardens Kevin Young on Lucille Clifton Stuart Kelly on Sir Walter Scott Lucille Clifton’s work had a particular focus on African-American experience and Sir Walter Scott may have invented Scottishness. Presented with the support of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.

Presented in partnership with The Forest Café.

9.45pm Poetry Café: Student Showcase 11.30 Byre Bar/Bistro A plethora of new voices in this student poetry showcase.

free

free

1.00pm Poetry Café £6.00/£4.00 1.45 Byre Studio Theatre, Abbey Street Lunch & Verses with Jo Bell One of England’s leading performance poets explores themes of sex, friendship and life as a boat-dweller. Food & Drink provided. StAnza celebrates Scotland’s Year of Food and Drink 2010/11.


5.00pm Five O’Clock Verses £5.00/£3.00 6.00 Parliament Hall, South Street Reading: Natasha Trethewey, Brian Johnstone The American poet explores the hidden and personal; Johnstone captures transient moments in everyday life. Presented with the support of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.

Krikri 2.15pm Sound Poetry Performance from Krikri £3.00/£2.00 3.15 Byre Studio Theatre, Abbey Street The Belgian-based collective Krikri pushes poetry to its limits - explore contemporary tendencies in performance, sound and visual poetry. Presented with the support of the Province of East Flanders and Krikri.

2.15pm Border Crossings £3.00/£2.00 3.15 Supper Room, Town Hall, Queens Gardens Reading: Alan MacGillivray, Adnan al-Sayegh with translator Stephen Watt A prize-winning Scottish poet and respected editor joins Iraqi poet in exile Adnan al-Sayegh for an hour of passionate and well crafted verse.

8.00pm Poetry Centre Stage £8.00/£6.00 Natasha Tretheway 9.50 Byre Auditorium, Abbey Street Reading: Fiona Sampson, Yang Lian with translator Brian Holton A leading award winning English poet and translator shares a stage with one of the best known poets from China now living in London. 10.00pm Poetry Café – Jazz Night at StAnza free 11.30 Byre Bar/Bistro Mellow jazz with the odd slot for a poem. Come along to join in or to enjoy the festival atmosphere. StAnza celebrates Scotland’s Year of Food and Drink 2010/11. Presented with the support of The Byre Theatre.

Yang Lian

Fiona Sampson

3.30pm The StAnza Lecture £3.00/£2.00 4.30 Supper Room, Town Hall, Queens Gardens Robert Crawford: Simonides and the War on Terror Robert Crawford considers how some of the greatest ancient poems in memory of the dead can address current concerns about war casualties. 3.45pm Round Table £5.00/£3.00 4.30 The Green Room, St Leonards Quad, South Street Intimate Reading: Tom Pow Hear Tom Pow’s work from his Dying Villages project. Sponsored by St Leonards School.

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Friday 18 March 10.00am Poetry Café Breakfast: The Authorised Version £4.00/£3.00 11.00 Byre Studio Theatre, Abbey Street Katherine R. Cooper, Diana Hendry, Fiona Sampson, David Brown Our panel consider their own responses to this much loved version of The Bible as poetry, and the impact the text has had on poets. StAnza celebrates Scotland’s Year of Food and Drink 2010/11.

10.30am Inspire Session free 11.15 The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Level 2, Festival Desk Short sessions to inspire new poems. £3.00 10.30am Calendars & Clocks 12.30pm Public Library, Church Square - Meeting Room Workshop: Penelope Shuttle Months of the year, phases of the moon, eclipses, constellations & comets, birthdays & anniversaries offer inspiration for writing poems. 11.30am Past & Present £3.00/£2.00 12.30pm Council Chamber, Town Hall, Queens Gardens Rab Wilson on Joe Corrie Yang Lian & Brian Holton on Harvey Holton An event to celebrate the poetry of two great Scottish poets, Joe Corrie acclaimed by T. S. Eliot, and Harvey Holton who died in 2010. 11.30am Border Crossings £3.00/£2.00 12.30 Supper Room, Town Hall, Queens Gardens Reading: Gawain Douglas, David Robakidze An English poet with an impressive literary lineage is joined by an vibrant poet and artist from the Georgian capital, Tbilisi. Presented with the support of the Ministry of Culture of Georgia.

11.30am Round Table £5.00/£3.00 12.15 Fraser East, South Street Intimate reading: Paul Farley Limited to a dozen tickets, this is a unique opportunity to listen to one of the UK’s most distinctive and imaginative voices. Early booking essential. Sponsored by Fraser Gallery

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12.45pm New Poets Showcase £3.00/£2.00 1.45 Council Chamber, Town Hall, Queens Gardens Claire Askew, Ellen Cranitch, Sarah Howe, Phil Najemy Poets from creative writing programmes at three major Scottish universities read with an alumnus of the Foyles Young Poet of the Year award. Presented in partnership with the University of St Andrews, the University of Edinburgh, the University of Glasgow and the Poetry Society.

1.00pm Poetry Café £6.00/£4.00 1.45 Byre Studio Theatre, Abbey Street Lunch & Verses with Bob Holman Unmissable – the legendary New York poet, Emmy winner and America’s “Poetry Czar” promises to deliver a lunch to remember. StAnza celebrates Scotland’s Year of Food and Drink 2010/11.

2.15pm Past & Present £3.00/£2.00 3.15 Council Chamber, Town Hall, Queens Gardens Marilyn Hacker on Muriel Rukeyser Tom Petsinis on A. E. Housman While Rukeyser wrote widely about equality, feminism, and Judaism, the scholar Housman is best known for his book, A Shropshire Lad. Presented with the support of Arts Victoria & Australia Council for the Arts.

Bob Holman


2.15pm Border Crossings £3.00/£2.00 3.15 Supper Room, Town Hall, Queens Gardens Reading: Maoilios Caimbeul, Mark O. Goodwin Our Poet in Residence reads with fellow Skye resident from the unique poetic dialogue which is their joint bilingual collection of poems. Tha an tachartas seo na phàirt de fhòcas Gàidhlig na bliadhna sa.*

3.30pm Screening: Finding the Seam £3.00/£2.00 4.30 Byre Studio Theatre, Abbey Street Rab Wilson’s film journey charts the story of coal mining through poetry and its social, industrial and historical impact on the landscape. 3.45pm Round Table £5.00/£3.00 4.30 The Green Room, St Leonards Quad, South Street Intimate Reading: John Burnside Limited to a dozen tickets, this is the ideal way to listen to one of the UK’s greatest living poets and novelists. Early booking is essential. Sponsored by St Leonards School.

5.00pm Five O’Clock Verses £5.00/£3.00 6.00 Parliament Hall, South Street Reading: Tom Petsinis, Kevin Young Two poets from Australia and the USA read work inspired variously by a Greek background and the bittersweet history of Black America.

Paul Farley 10.15pm Poetry Café: Risk A Verse free 11.30 Byre Bar/Bistro MC: Jim Carruth Our regular late night open mic event. Sign up for a floor spot and bring along your own poems, or just sit back, listen and enjoy. StAnza celebrates Scotland’s Year of Food and Drink 2010/11.

Penelope Shuttle

Presented with the support of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, Arts Victoria & Australia Council for the Arts.

6.15pm Poetry Café: Quiet Open Mic free 7.15 Zest Juice and Coffee Bar New for 2011, a calmer alternative to our late night open mic session. Bring poems to read or just sit back with a good coffee. StAnza celebrates Scotland’s Year of Food and Drink 2010/11. In partnership with Zest Juicing and Coffee Bar.

8.00pm Poetry Centre Stage £8.00/£6.00 9.50 Byre Auditorium, Abbey Street Reading: Marilyn Hacker, Paul Farley A distinguished poet and critic from New York takes centre stage along with one of the most popular of the ‘Next Generation’ poets. 7


Saturday 19 March 10.00am Poetry Café Breakfast: Poetry & History £4.00/£3.00 11.00 Byre Studio Theatre, Abbey Street Hugh McMillan, Anna Robinson, Anna Woodford, Kevin Young Over coffee and pastries, the panel discuss some of the many ways in which poetry engages with and becomes part of history. StAnza celebrates Scotland’s Year of Food and Drink 2010/11. Presented with the support of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia and in partnership with New Writing North.

10.30am The Fatrasie: Ancient Nonsense, Modern Lyric 12.30 Public Library, Church Square - Meeting Room Workshop: Claire Crowther Discover how to write using a versatile mediaeval form.

£3.00

11.30am Wriggle & Roar with Julia Donaldson £3.00/£2.00/£5.00 12.30 Byre Auditorium, Abbey Street Fun with award winning author Julia Julia Donaldson Donaldson. After the show, Julia will be signing books, including her latest bestseller, ‘Cave Baby’. Ages 4+ 11.30am Border Crossings £3.00/£2.00 12.30 St John’s Undercroft, South Street Reading: Rab Wilson, George Nakhutsrishvili The Ayrshire poet, translator of Omar Khayyam and McCash prize winner is joined by one of our visiting poets from Tbilisi in Georgia. Presented with the support of the Ministry of Culture of Georgia.

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11.30am Oscar Wilde & the Black Douglas £3.00/£2.00 12.30 Council Chamber, Town Hall, Queens Gardens Lord Gawain Douglas, great nephew of Lord Alfred Douglas, tells the story of Oscar Wilde and ‘Bosie’ from his own family’s side. £5.00/£3.00 11.30am Round Table 12.15 St Mary’s Hall, St Mary’s Quad, South Street Intimate reading: Maoilios Caimbeul reads Sorley MacLean An intimate exploration of the work of the great twentieth-century Somhairle MacGill-Eain. Limited to just a dozen places. Tha an tachartas seo na phàirt de fhòcas Gàidhlig na bliadhna sa.*

12.00noon Poets Market free 4.00pm Supper Room, Town Hall, Queens Gardens Stalls galore, something for every taste and pocket – browse or buy. 12.00noon Poetry Theatre 2.00 Byre Theatre Foyers, Bar/Bistro & Restaurant One to one encounters with poetry and dramatic monologue.

free

£3.00/£2.00 12.45pm New Writing North Showcase: 1.45 Council Chamber, Town Hall, Queens Gardens Sophie R. Baker, Toby Martinez de las Rivas, Stevie Ronnie, Anna Woodford Discover the work of four up-and-coming poets from the North East of England who have already won an impressive number of awards. Presented in partnership with New Writing North.

1.00pm Poetry Café £6.00/£4.00 1.45 Byre Studio Theatre, Abbey Street Lunch & Verses with Hugh McMillan Wry observations about life and all things Scottish from the poet, history teacher and purveyor of “dark mutterings from Drumsleet”. StAnza celebrates Scotland’s Year of Food and Drink 2010/11.

2.15pm The Four Quartets £3.00/£2.00 3.15 Byre Studio Theatre, Abbey Street A full recital of T. S. Eliot’s iconic poem of the 1930s and 40s given by contemporary poet and Eliot specialist Gawain Douglas.


2.15pm Past & Present £3.00/£2.00 3.15 Council Chamber, Town Hall, Queens Gardens Helena Nelson on Ruth Pitter Carrie Etter on Barbara Guest Two of StAnza 2011’s poets discuss twentieth-century English poet Ruth Pitter and her American almost contemporary Barbara Guest. £3.00/£2.00 2.15pm Border Crossings 3.15 St John’s Undercroft, South Street Reading: Anna Robinson, A. C. Clarke A poet who gives voice to people past and present from London reads with Glasgow poet, translator and Scottish PEN activist. £6.00/£4.00 3.30pm In Conversation 4.30 Byre Auditorium, Abbey Street James McGonigal Edwin Morgan’s biographer in conversation with Robyn Marsack discussing the much loved and acclaimed Scottish Makar.

6.15pm Poetry Theatre 7.15 Byre Theatre Foyers, Bar/Bistro & Restaurant One to one encounters with poetry and dramatic monologue.

free

7.15pm Imprisoned Poets 7.30 Byre Theatre, Abbey Street - Conference Room Readings of poems by imprisoned poets, from Scottish PEN.

free

8.00pm Poetry Centre Stage £8.00/£6.00 9.50 Byre Auditorium, Abbey Street Reading: Selima Hill, Philip Gross One of England’s most distinctive poets is joined by the winner of the 2009 T. S. Eliot prize for his collection The Water Table. Selima Hill

free 3.30pm Inspire Session 4.15 The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Level 2, Festival Desk Short sessions to inspire new poems. free 3.30pm Exhibitions Tour 4.30 From Festival Desk A guided tour of StAnza’s 2011 visual art led by Jean Johnstone. £5.00/£3.00 3.45 Round Table 4.30 St Mary’s Hall, St Mary’s Quad, South Street Intimate reading: Jila Peacock reads Hafez An Iranian born calligraphy artist reads from the Divan of the famous fourteenth-century poet. Early booking recommended. 5.00pm Five O’Clock Verses £5.00/£3.00 6.00 Parliament Hall, South Street Reading: Durs Grünbein, Helena Nelson The award winning Fife poet and publisher joins an acclaimed poet from Berlin. English versions will be read by the poet Don Paterson. Presented with the support of The Goethe Institute and Faber & Faber.

Philip Gross 10.15pm The StAnza Slam £4.00/£3.00 11.45 Studio/Auditorium MC: Bob Holman Slam New York style at StAnza with MC Bob Holman, founder of the Bowery Poetry Club in Manhattan’s East Village. To enter, see page 3.

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Sunday 20 March 10.00am Poetry Café Breakfast: Found in Translation £4.00/£3.00 11.00 Byre Studio Theatre, Abbey Street Kevin MacNeil, Don Paterson, Tom Petsinis, Lidija Šimkute Kevin MacNeil reads new translations commissioned by StAnza and the panel considers the claims for literal translation and version.

1.00pm Border Crossings £3.00/£2.00 2.00 Supper Room, Town Hall, Queens Gardens Reading: Emily Ballou, Katrina Naomi A talented younger poet and novelist from Sydney joins an English poet whose poems have featured in many competition shortlists.

Tha an tachartas seo na phàirt de fhòcas Gàidhlig na bliadhna sa.* StAnza celebrates Scotland’s Year of Food and Drink 2010/11. Presented with the support of Arts Victoria & Australia Council for the Arts.

StAnza celebrates Scotland’s Year of Food and Drink 2010/11.

11.00am The StAnza Masterclass £4.00/£3.00 12.30 Supper Room, Town Hall, Queens Gardens Led by Ciaran Carson In-depth critique and comment on selections from poems submitted by participants See page 3 for submission details.

11.30am Border Crossings £3.00/£2.00 12.30 St John’s Undercroft, South Street Reading: Carrie Etter, Antonella Anedda This reading in StAnza’s atmospheric Undercroft venue brings together two writers of huge range and promise from the USA and Italy. Presented in partnership with Mosaici.

11.30am Past & Present £3.00/£2.00 12.30pm Council Chamber, Town Hall, Queens Gardens Kevin Williamson on Angus Calder Brian Johnstone on Norman MacCaig Angus Calder, influencial historian, poet and translator, died in 2009. Norman MacCaig is one of Scotland’s most admired past poets. Sponsored by Birlinn.

12.00noon Poetry Theatre 2.00 Byre Theatre Foyers, Bar/Bistro & Restaurant One to one encounters with poetry and dramatic monologue. 10

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1.00pm Poetry Café £6.00/£4.00 1.45 Byre Studio Theatre, Abbey Street Lunch and Verses with Jenny Lindsay Enjoy the scurrilous wit of one of Scotland’s favourite stand-up poets, as she moves from stage to page with her new collection. StAnza celebrates Scotland’s Year of Food and Drink 2010/11.

2.15pm Old English Now & Then with Chris Jones £3.00/£2.00 3.15 Council Chamber, Town Hall, Queens Gardens An informed and lively talk on the relationship and dynamic between contemporary poetry and the earlier forms of the language. £3.00/£2.00 2.15pm Border Crossings 3.15 St John’s Undercroft, South Street Reading: Lidija Šimkute, Kevin Williamson A Scottish poet with a keen interest in history is joined by an Australian poet who often works with musicians and visual artists. Presented with the support of Australia Council for the Arts.

Stewart Conn & John Sampson

Ciaran Carson


2.30pm Off the Road to Everywhere £3.00/£2.00/£5.00 3.15 Supper Room, Town Hall, Queens Gardens Philip Gross Reading by the renowned poet and writer for young people. Age 8+ 3.30pm Poetry in Concert 4.45 Byre Auditorium, Abbey Street £7.00/£5.00 Lesley-Jane Rogers, Alison Mitchell, Jane Atkins of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, St Andrews University Chamber Orchestra, Maoilios Caimbeul The first performance of prize-winning new settings for Sorley MacLean poems, along with verse settings by Sally Beamish. Tha an tachartas seo na phàirt de fhòcas Gàidhlig na bliadhna sa.* Presented in partnership with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the University of St Andrews Music Centre and in association with The Sorley MacLean Trust and Carcanet Press.

3.30pm Being Human £3.00/£2.00 4.30 Byre Studio Theatre, Abbey Street Reading: Neil Astley and guests Bloodaxe editor Neil Astley presents his new anthology Being Human with readings from Stewart Conn and Penelope Shuttle.

7.00pm Not in My Name free 7.30 The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street - Conference Room Kevin Williamson on the poems Burns did not publish, with images. 8.00pm Poetry Centre Stage £8.00/£6.00 9.50 Byre Auditorium, Abbey Street Reading: Douglas Dunn, Ciaran Carson The final reading for StAnza 2010 brings to the Byre stage two senior poets of their generation from either side of the Irish Sea. 10.00pm Festival Finale with Lurach free 11.30 Byre Bar/Bistro, Abbey Street Come and party along as a talented young band of Scottish Gaelic musicians play out the festival in style. Tha an tachartas seo na phàirt de fhòcas Gàidhlig na bliadhna sa.*

Presented in partnership with Bloodaxe Books.

3.45pm Round Table £5.00/£3.00 4.30 St Mary’s Hall, St Mary’s Quad, South Street Intimate reading: Ciaran Carson A special opportunity to listen up close to a poet who writes in English but “with the ghost of Irish behind it”. Limited to 12. 5.15pm The Lost Makar – Roull of Corstorphin £4.00/£3.00 6.00 Byre Studio Theatre, Abbey Street Stewart Conn with John Sampson Edinburgh’s first Makar joins the irrepressible John Sampson to provide an entertaining performance of music and verse. 6.15pm Poetry Theatre 7.15 Byre Theatre Foyers, Bar/Bistro & Restaurant One to one encounters with poetry and dramatic monologue.

free

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Exhibitions 1/29.03.11 The Audience: Jay Bernard The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street - Bar/Bistro StAnza 2010’s Artist in Residence, also a poet herself, gives a very individual interpretation of poetry events and last year’s festival. 1/29.03.11 A Thousand Sails: Catriona Taylor The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Level 2 Foyer & Level 4 Gallery Also at Trust Museum, North Street from 17-20 March This series of artworks respond to Sorley MacLean’s landscape and language, at its heart themes of emigration, clearance and journeys. Presented in partnership with the St Andrews Preservation Trust.

16/20.03.11 Children’s Poetry Display The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Level 2 Foyer Winning poems from StAnza’s annual Children’s Poetry Competition on display for all to enjoy. 16/20.03.11 Grove: Thomas A Clark The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – windows & panels Commissioned for StAnza 2009, these text interventions have been kept on show as a semi-permanent installation. 16/20.03.11 Small The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Level 2 Tiny artists’ books by poets and artists working in Scotland. Presented in partnership with the Scottish Poetry Library and The Byre Theatre

16/20.03.11 The Secret Loves of Objects Part II - Timepiece: Stevie Ronnie The Preservation Trust Museum, North Street The Town Hall, Queens Gardens – Foyer/FCA&C The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Level 2 Foyer Audio / visual installations exploring the voices of objects. Presented in partnership with New Writing North & St Andrews Preservation Trust.

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17/20.03.11 In Black & White: Roncardora Press The Trust Museum, North Street Curated by Hugh Bryden, this exhibition shows illustrations, covers and designs produced by the prize-winning small press from Dumfries. This exhibition is presented in partnership with Roncadora Press & St Andrews Preservation Trust.

17/20.03 Ten Poems of Hafez: Jila Peacock Town Hall, Queens Gardens – Foyer/FCA&C Iranian-born painter and printmaker Jila Peacock created Persian calligraphic shape poems using words from Hafez of Shiraz. Presented in partnership with Fife Contemporary Art & Craft.

17/20.03.11 Knit a Poem The Town Hall, Queens Gardens – Main Hall A huge hand-knitted poem, the work of more than 1000 knitters and crocheters, inspires a live knitting project. Come and knit! Presented in partnership with The Poetry Society.

17/20.03.11 Gaelic Riches Public Library, Church Square Also open Sunday 10.00am – 1.00pm From the Scottish Poetry Library’s extensive collection. Presented in partnership with Scottish Poery Library and Fife Council Libraries, Arts and Museums.

17/20.03.11 Scottish PEN’s Empty Chair The Town Hall, Queens Gardens – Supper Room Symbolising writers denied a voice. Can be viewed after events. 19.03.11 Tagore’s Poetry Boat Outside Public Library, Church Square (10am-3pm) Created and painted in Bengal, inscribed with the poem Sonar Tari. Currated by Kenny Munro Exhibitions/Installations during regular opening hours at The Byre Theatre, The Town Hall, the Town Library, Preservation Trust Museum 2–5pm Thurs/Fri,10am–5 pm Sat/Sun


Poetry Films/Projections 16/20.03.11 Poetry Loops The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Conference Room Films, projections and recordings by Catriona Taylor, John Siddique, Stevie Ronnie, Alastair Cook, Martin Belk, David J Delaney, Poetry Beyond Text, Kenny Munro & Mosaici. Poetry films, projections and recordings showcasing a range of work. Presented in partnership with Mosaici, Alastair Cook, New Writing North, The Red Room Company, ONE Magazine, The University of Dundee & John Siddique.

17/20.03.11 The Tongue of the Hidden: Jila Peacock Town Hall, Queens Gardens – Foyer/FCA&C Jila Peacock’s BAFTA nominated animation film. Screened in partnership with Fife Contemporary Art & Craft.

17/20.03.11 Only Project The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Bar/Bistro Occasional selected digital poetry and photography. All exhibitions and films are free.

Preview events: Sponsored by The National Library of Scotland and Dundee Cultural Quarter. Photo credits: Cover image, Stevie Ronnie Blue Flower Arts, Renate Von Mangolde, Kitty Sullivan, Pavel Antanov, Hayley Madden, Chris Watt, Maisie Hill, Stephen Morris, National Library of Scotland, Manus Carson/Gallery Press, The Poetry Society, Kurt Paris & Lyn Moir. Small print: StAnza reserves the right to change or amend all or any events. StAnza reserves the right to refuse admission and not to admit late arrivals. Refunds cannot be given except in the case of cancellation of the event or of any of the participants. StAnza: Scotland’s Poetry Festival is a private company limited by guarantee and registered under the Companies Acts, registered no. SC253342. It is recognised by the Inland Revenue as a Scottish Charity, charity no. SC031789.

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Venue Locations 1 Byre Theatre Box Office Auditorium Byre Studio Theatre, Abbey Street Conference Room Galleries Foyers Bar/Bistro/Restaurant Garden 2 St John’s Undercroft 3 Parliament Hall, South Street 4 St Mary’s Hall, St Mary’s Quad, South Street 5 The Town Hall Council Chamber, Queens Gardens Supper Room, Queens Gardens Fife Contemporary Art & Craft 6 The Public Library 7 The Trust Museum 8 The Green Room 9 The Younger Hall 10 Zest Juicing and Coffee Bar 11 Fraser East B Booksellers: J&G Innes Disabled access: the Byre Theatre, the Younger Hall and Zest have full disabled access; the Town Hall and Public Library have lift and ramp access; Parliament Hall, St Mary’s Hall, St Mary’s Quad, The Green Room, St Leonards Quad, Fraser East and St Johns Undercroft all have one or two steps into each venue; we regret that the Preservation Trust Museum is not accessible to wheelchair users. 15


Sponsors & Supporters Main Funders

Funders

Event Funders, Sponsors and Partners

School of English Office of the Principal Admissions ELT Department

The Garrick Charitable Trust Libraries, Arts and Museums

Sponsors

Venue Sponsors Admissions

Booksellers

Media Partners

Libraries & Halls/East Area

Partners & Associates

The Ministry Of Culture Of Georgia

StAnza 2011 Brochure  

The 2011 brochure from StAnza: Scotland's International Poetry Festival

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