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March 17-21 2010

St Andrews

Festival Programme

M yt h & L egend The Director’s Cut

www.stanzapoetry.org


Introduction Welcome to StAnza 2010, to another programme packed with enticement, coming hard on the heels of a year of unprecedented success. StAnza 2009 was our best attended festival yet, a highlight of Homecoming Scotland and a finalist in the Scottish Thistle Awards. As if that wasn’t enough, Artistic Director Eleanor Livingstone created a world first with the Distant Voices virtual festival, which is still making waves across the poetry community. In the 10 years I have been Festival Director we have always emphasised the celebratory nature of the festival, and 2010 is no exception. So it gives me great pleasure to welcome Seamus Heaney back to StAnza and to host poets from Austria, Canada, Croatia, Cuba, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Spain and the length and breadth of these islands. We are well known for our eclectic mix of events, and audiences can again look forward to relaxed Poetry Breakfasts, pie & pint lunchtime Cabarets and an expanded series of our intimate Round Table readings. On top of that we present an even wider range of exhibitions, featuring work by major Scottish artist John Bellany, a selection from the Edwin Morgan Archive and much more. As always, two themes will weave their way through the programme. The first, Myth & Legend, takes a contemporary look at a subject that has long inspired poets, ranging from Classical mythology to Celtic and Norse legends, fairy tales and Old Testament stories. The second, The Director’s Cut is, I have to admit, a total indulgence. Since I will be stepping down as Festival Director after StAnza 2010, I have been asked to nominate a dozen poets and an artist as a ‘final fling’ at programming. The poets are six who have never appeared at StAnza but whom I would be loath not to feature during my time as a director, and six of the poets I have most enjoyed hearing in the last 10 years; while the artist, Brigid Collins, is someone whose sensitive work with poetic text I have long admired. In total more than 60 poets, plus writers, artists, musicians and film-makers make up what we are confident will be another unique and memorable experience. Of course, much of this programme has been shaped and honed by my successor Eleanor Livingstone, and I wish her every success with future StAnzas. In the meantime, read on, take your pick of the events on offer, and join us to celebrate poetry.

Brian Johnstone, Festival Director

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Box Office StAnza Box Office: The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9LA, Scotland, UK tel: 01334 475000 fax: 01334 475370

Tickets in person: from Monday to Saturday, 10am–5pm (or 7.30pm show nights), plus daily 10am–8pm during festival. on line: 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, disabled & 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 February 17th 2010. bulk purchase: 30% off tickets bought for 8 or more events. disclaimer: please note, bulk purchase and special discounts are not available along with any other discount offer, and cannot be obtained online.

Venues location: to find venues, see map on page 14 of brochure. disabled access: the Byre Theatre has full disabled access; the Town Hall and Public Library have lift and ramp access; Parliament Hall, St Mary’s Hall, The Green Room and The Undercroft all have one or two steps into each venue; we regret that the Preservation Trust Museum is not accessible to wheelchair users. 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. Please note, only 8pm Byre Theatre events have intervals. free events: for free events, just turn up; all exhibitions are free. children’s events: unaccompanied children can not be admitted.

Information communications: enquiries@stanzapoetry.org Visit our website at www.stanzapoetry.org extra programmes: from Fife Contemporary Art & Craft 01334 474610 or mail@fcac.co.uk accommodation: standrews@visitscotland.com St Andrews Tourist Information Centre, Market Street enquiries: 01334 472021; bookings: 0845 2255121 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. SC 031789.

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Wednesday 17th March 6.00pm Poetry Theatre free to 7.00 Byre Theatre Foyers, Abbey Street Yeats interventions from Clare Malley One-to-one encounters – experience Yeats’s poetry as you never have before. 6.30pm Exhibitions Launch free to 6.40 Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Level 2 Foyer With David Bruce & Artist in Residence Jay Bernard; music from Cahal Dallat. 7.00pm Festival Launch free to 7.40 Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Level 2 Foyer Guest speaker Dr Louise Richardson, St Andrews University’s new Principal, launches StAnza with poets Kei Miller & Anne-Marie Fyfe; music from Cahal Dallat. Dordán

Kei Miller 8.00pm to 10.00

St Patrick’s Night Celebration

Byre Auditorium, Abbey Street

£7.00/£5.00

Matthew Sweeney, Dordán & Moya Cannon

A performance of Irish poetry & music: traditional/baroque trio Dordán with poets Matthew Sweeney and Moya Cannon Presented with the support of Culture Ireland: sponsored by Pagan Osborne.

10.00pm The Inklight Poets to 11.30 Byre Theatre Bar/Bistro, Abbey Street Student poetry showcase with music from Cahal Dallat

free

Presented in partnership with Inklight Creative Writing Society

Thursday 18 March 10.00am Poetry, Myth & Legend Walk free to 11.15 From the Byre Theatre Garden, Abbey Street, Does St Andrews lend itself to poetic myth & legend? Find out on a poetic stroll about town led by Julia Prescott. Dependent on fair weather, please check with the StAnza desk. 10.00am Making a ‘Poem-House’ £3.00 to 12.30 Meeting Room, Public Library, Church Square Workshop: Brigid Collins A hands-on workshop for participants to create their own ‘Poem-House’. Bring along a text (printout or photocopy) with which to work. 11.30am Round Table £7.00/£5.00 to 12.15 The Green Room, St Leonards Quad, South Street Intimate reading: Matthew Sweeney Enjoy the droll wit and mordant humour of one of Ireland’s most engaging poets – early booking essential. Limited to 12 places. Presented with the support of Culture Ireland: sponsored by St Leonards School.

Matthew Sweeney

Valerio Magrelli

11.30pm Border Crossings £3.00/£2.00 to 12.30 Supper Room, Town Hall, Queen’s Gardens Reading: Valerio Magrelli, Hamish Whyte A prize-winning Italian poet and critic and a popular Scottish poet/publisher share a stage. Presented with the support of Mosaici.

1.00pm Exhibitions Tour to 2.00 From the Festival Desk A guided tour of StAnza 2010’s visual art led by Jean Johnstone. 4

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1.00pm to 1.45

Poetry Cabaret Byre Studio Theatre, Abbey Street

£6.00/£4.00

A pie & a pint with Angela McSeveney

Angela McSeveney delivers with wit and humour, as amusing in her introductions and interventions as in her verse. Sponsored by Stuart’s of Buckhaven & the Byre Bar/Bistro

2.15pm Past & Present £3.00/£2.00 to 3.15 Council Chamber, Town Hall, Queens Gardens Matthew Sweeney on Georg Trakl Colin Will on Gregory Corso The life and works of the influential exponent of Austrian Expressionism considered along with the youngest of America’s Beat Poets. Presented with the support of Culture Ireland.

2.15pm The Director’s Cut £3.00/£2.00 to 3.15 Supper Room, Town Hall, Queens Gardens Reading: Anna Crowe, Jacob Polley A distinguished poet and widely acclaimed translator reads with one of 2004’s ‘Next Generation’ poets. Anna Crowe

3.30pm to 4.30

Jacob Polley

The StAnza Lecture £3.00/£2.00 Supper Room, Town Hall, Queens Gardens

Grevel Lindop: Myth, Magic & the Future of Poetry

As Robert Graves predicted in The White Goddess, we are approaching the end of an historical era. What can help us to survive and even flourish imaginatively? The first StAnza PN Review Lecture, presented with the support of PN Review.

3.45pm Round Table £7.00/£5.00 to 4.30 The Green Room, St Leonards Quad, South Street Intimate reading: Seamus Heaney A poetic experience to remember from the most acclaimed poet writing in the English language today – early booking essential. Limited to 12 places. Presented with the support of Culture Ireland: sponsored by St Leonards School.

5.00pm Five O’Clock Verses £5.00/£3.00 to 6.00 Parliament Hall, South Street Reading: Anne-Marie Fyfe, Luiz Muñoz with John Burnside (translator) A poet acclaimed for her humanity and imagination is joined by one of Spain’s most interesting contemporary writers. Presented with the support of the Ministerio de Cultura de España: sponsored by Pagan Osborne.

Anne-Marie Fyfe

8.00pm to 9.50

Seamus Heaney

Poetry Centre Stage Byre Auditorium, Abbey Street

£9.00/£7.00

An Evening with Seamus Heaney

A rare opportunity to spend an evening in the company of Ireland’s Nobel laureate poet, Seamus Heaney. Presented with the support of Culture Ireland: sponsored by Pagan Osborne.

10.00pm Open Mic free to 11.30 Byre Theatre Bar/Bistro, Abbey Street MC Jim Carruth with occasional music from the Byre jazz session players. Come along with your own poems, sign up for a floor spot and join in – with or without musical accompaniment. Or just sit back, listen and enjoy. Presented with the support of the Byre Bar/Bistro.

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Friday 19 March 10.00am Poetry Breakfast to 11.00 Byre Studio Theatre, Abbey Street

£4.00/£3.00

Coffee & pastries with Anne-Marie Fyfe, Jacob Polley, Monika Rinck, Swithun Cooper

How poets develop: the panel considers how best poets can be supported and encouraged. Presented with the support of the Society of Authors and the Goethe Institute; sponsored by The Byre Bar/Bistro and Fisher & Donaldson.

Monika Rinck

Swithun Cooper

10.30am Lies & Other Truths £3.00 to 12.30 Meeting Room, Public Library, Church Square Workshop: Matthew Sweeney Explore themes of death and resurrection, with a focus on classical texts, and learn how they can help you in your writing Presented with the support of Culture Ireland.

11.30am Past & Present £3.00/£2.00 to 12.30 Council Chamber, Town Hall, Queens Gardens Dennis O’Driscoll on Alasdair Maclean Kei Miller on Martin Carter Two festival poets discuss the Scottish author of Night Falls on Ardnmurchan and his Guyanese contemporary. Presented with the support of Culture Ireland.

11.30am The Director’s Cut £3.00/£2.00 to 12.30 Supper Room, Town Hall, Queens Gardens Reading: Jean Sprackland, Grevel Lindop One of the most distinctive voices in Britain today reads with an experienced poet and award winning travel writer. 11.30am Round Table £7.00/£5.00 to 12.15 The Green Room, St Leonards Quad, South Street Intimate reading: Douglas Dunn A poetic experience to remember from St Andrews’ own favourite poet – early booking essential. Limited to 12 places. Sponsored by St Leonards School.

12.45pm Younger Poets’ Showcase £3.00/£2.00 to 2.00 Council Chamber, Town Hall, Queens Gardens Reading: Monika Rinck with Alistair Noon (translator), Sam Riviere, Swithun Cooper, Catriona Lexy Campbell & Andreas Unterweger An international line-up of exciting younger poets from Germany, Austria, Scotland and England. Presented with the support of The Society of Authors, the Goethe Institute and the Austrian Cultural Forum.

1.00pm Exhibitions Tour to 2.00 From the Festival Desk A guided tour of StAnza 2010’s visual art led by Jean Johnstone.

Jean Sprackland 1.00pm to 1.45

Rachel Pantechnicon

Poetry Cabaret Byre Studio Theatre, Abbey Street

£6.00/£4.00

Enjoy a pie & a pint with Rachel Pantechnicon

A potpourri of poems, picture-books and fragments from the typing-pool poet. “Technicolour suburban entertainment” – John Hegley. Sponsored by Stuart’s of Buckhaven & the Byre Bar/Bistro

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2.15pm The Director’s Cut £3.00/£2.00 to 3.15 Supper Room, Town Hall, Queens Gardens Reading: Esther Morgan, Rebecca Seiferle The voice behind The Silence Living in Houses reads with a multi award winning poet, editor and translator from Arizona. Esther Morgan

3.30pm to 4.30

Rebecca Seiferle

In Conversation Byre Auditorium, Abbey Street

£8.00/£6.00

Seamus Heaney talks to Dennis O’Driscoll

Two great poets and friends come together to discuss the life and times of one of the world’s greatest living poets. Presented with the support of Culture Ireland.

5.00pm Five O’Clock Verses £5.00/£3.00 to 6.00 Parliament Hall, South Street Reading: Kei Miller, Tiffany Atkinson The Jamaican poet and novelist, now living in Glasgow, is joined by a prize winning poet from Wales. Sponsored by Pagan Osborne.

8.00pm to 10.00

Poetry Centre Stage Byre Auditorium, Abbey Street

£8.00/£6.00

Reading: Moniza Alvi, Dennis O’Driscoll

Join the London-based Pakistani-born poet and the Irish poet and essayist as they continue their explorations of identity and place. Presented with the support of Culture Ireland: sponsored by Pagan Osborne.

Moniza Alvi

Dennis O’Driscoll

10.00pm Open Mic free to 11.30 Byre Bar/Bistro, Abbey Street MC Jim Carruth. StAnza’s poetry and songwriting Open Mic Come along with your own poems or songs, sign up for a floor spot and join in. Or just sit back, listen and enjoy. Music from Austrian duo Ratlos. Presented with the support of The Austrian Cultural Forum.

Saturday 20 March 10.00am Poetry Breakfast to 11.00 Byre Studio Theatre, Abbey Street

£4.00/£3.00

Myth & Legend: Rebecca Seiferle, Tiffany Atkinson, Paula Jennings, Stephen Halliwell

An exploration of the attraction and challenge of ancient myths and legends, and how poetry and mythology interact. Sponsored by The Byre Bar/Bistro and Fisher & Donaldson

10.30am Inspire Session free to 10.45 Trust Museum, North Street Short insights into fascinating, historical artefacts about which participants are encouraged to write their own poems. 10.30am Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia £3.00 to 12.30 Meeting Room, Public Library, Church Square Workshop: Kei Miller StAnza’s Poet in Residence for 2010 will explore the rhythmic advantages of a fear of long words. Some notes from Kei may be available in advance. Please email works@stanzapoetry.org for copies of these, or ask at the Festival Desk on 18th or 19th March. 7


Saturday 20 March continued 11.30am The Director’s Cut £3.00/£2.00 to 12.30 The Undercroft, St John’s House, South Street Reading: Tom Pow, Colette Bryce The award-winning poet, dramatist and travel writer Tom Pow joins Colette Bryce, renowned for her energetic embrace of the magical and the everyday. Tom Pow

Colette Bryce

11.30am Past & Present £3.00/£2.00 to 12.30 Council Chamber, Town Hall, Queens Gardens Alexander Stoddart on Ossian Tony Ward on Ivor Cutler Two very different Scottish poets, one a major figure in Scottish literature redolent of Celtic myth, the other a legendary master of offbeat verse and the urban myth. Presented with the support of Arc Publications.

11.30am Round Table £7.00/£5.00 to 12.15 St Mary’s Hall, St Mary’s Quad, South Street Intimate reading: Dennis O’Driscoll A poetic experience to remember with the acclaimed Irish poet – early booking essential. Limited to 12 places. Presented with the support of Culture Ireland.

12.00pm Poets’ Market free 4.00pm Supper Room, Town Hall, Queens Gardens Encounter poetry in print in its many forms in this abundance of poetry produce. 12.00pm Poetry Theatre to 2.00 Byre Theatre Foyers, Abbey Street One-to-one encounters with poetry and dramatic monologue.

free

1.00pm New Poets’ Showcase £3.00/£2.00 to 2.00 Council Chamber, Town Hall, Queens Gardens Reading: Clydebuilt 1 - Chloe Morrish, Susan Rosser, Gordon McInnes, Christie Williamson Four up-and-coming Glasgow poets, the first graduates of the innovative poetry apprenticeship scheme set up by St Mungo’s Mirrorball. 1.00pm to 1.45

Poetry Cabaret Byre Studio Theatre, Abbey Street

£6.00/£4.00

Enjoy a pie & a pint with Kate Fox

Prepare to be dazzled and amazed by the sharp wit of the multiple slam winner and Radio 4 regular. Sponsored by Stuart’s of Buckhaven & the Byre Bar/Bistro

Christine De Luca

2.00pm to 3.00

Kate Fox

Words Alive! Byre Auditorium, Abbey Street

£3/£2/£5:family

Children’s Show: Tom Pow & Tony Bonning

Make words come alive in poems, stories and songs – sometimes listening, sometimes joining in. A lively session for families and children from aged 7+ Sponsored by Pagan Osborne.

2.15pm Rhythms from Shetland £4.00/£3.00 to 3.15 Byre Studio Theatre, Abbey Street Christine De Luca, Lise Sinclair & Christie Williamson Savour the delights of the Northern Isles community through a wonderful mix of music and verse from three of its leading performers. Presented with the support of Shetland Arts

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Saturday 20 March continued 2.15pm The Director’s Cut £3.00/£2.00 to 3.15 The Undercroft, St John’s House, South Street Reading: John Glenday, Elizabeth Burns A master of delicate and tender verse reads alongside a poet whose distinctive voice has been widely acclaimed. 3.30pm to 4.30

In Conversation Byre Auditorium, Abbey Street

£6.00/£4.00

Ben Okri talks to Susan Mansfield

The distinguished Nigerian poet and novelist talks about the poetic influences on his work and the special place poetry has in his life.

John Glenday

Ben Okri

3.45pm Round Table £7.00/£5.00 to 4.30 St Mary’s Hall, St Mary’s Quad, South Street Intimate Reading: Frank Kuppner A poetic experience to remember with a poet of distinctive talent – early booking essential. Limited to 12 places. 5.00pm Five O’Clock Verses £5.00/£3.00 to 6.00 Parliament Hall, South Street Reading: Karen Solie, Emma Jones An acclaimed Canadian poet reads in tandem with the Australian-born winner of last year’s Forward First Collection Prize. Presented with the support of The Wordsworth Trust and Canada Council for the Arts; sponsored by Pagan Osborne.

Emma Jones

Karen Solie

6.00pm Poetry Theatre free to 7.30 Byre Theatre Foyers, Abbey Street One-to-one encounters with poetry and dramatic monologue in the foyers, bar/bistro and restaurant. 8.00pm to 10.00

Poetry Centre Stage Byre Auditorium, Abbey Street

£8.00/£6.00

Reading: Linton Kwesi Johnson, John Akpata

An evening of performance poetry from the legendary London based poet, the father of dub poetry, and an impressive young Canadian wordsmith and slam champion. Presented with the support of Canada Council for the Arts; sponsored by Pagan Osborne.

John Akpata

Linton Kwesi Johnson 10.15pm The StAnza Ceilidh Slam £4.00/£3.00 to 12.00 Byre Studio Theatre, Abbey Street With MC Kevin Cadwallender: music from Lewis Mackinnon Compete for the legendary StAnza StAtuette. This year, as well as poems, mini short stories & songs will also be allowed. See page 14 for submission details. Presented with the support of Canada Council for the Arts.

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Sunday 21 March 10.00am Poetry Breakfast: to 11.00 Byre Studio Theatre, Abbey Street

£4.00/£3.00

Poetry Beyond the Page: John Akpata, Gerry Loose, Rob Mackenzie & Alistair Noon

Today’s panel considers sound, conceptual & intervention poetry, the blog scene & performance.

Presented with the support of Canada Council for the Arts; sponsored by The Byre Bar/Bistro and Fisher & Donaldson.

10.30pm Inspire Session free to 10.45 Trust Museum, North Street Short insights into fascinating, historical artefacts about which participants are encouraged to write their own poems. 10.30am The StAnza Masterclass £4.00/£3.00 to 12.30 Supper Room, Town Hall, Queens Gardens

Led by Moniza Alvi

Distinguished Poetry School tutor Moniza Alvi offers in-depth critique and comment on poems submitted by participants. See page 14 for submission details. 11.30am Round Table £7.00/£5.00 to 12.15 St Mary’s Hall, St Mary’s Quad, South Street Intimate Reading: Jen Hadfield A poetic experience to remember with the youngest ever TS Eliot Prize winner – early booking essential. Limited to 12 places. Will Stone

Victor Rodriguez Nuñez

11.30am Border Crossings £3.00/£2.00 to 12.30 The Undercroft, St John’s House, South Street Reading: Will Stone, Victor Rodriguez Nuñez A prize winning poet and translator from England reads with one of Cuba’s most highly regarded contemporary writers. 12.00pm Poetry Theatre free to 2.00 Byre Theatre Foyers, Abbey Street One-to-one encounters with poetry and dramatic monologue. 1.00pm Border Crossings £3.00/£2.00 to 2.00 Supper Room Reading: Mario Susko, Lewis Mackinnon The award winning Croatian poet reads with a poet from Nova Scotia who has retained his ancestral Gaelic identity. Presented with the support of Canada Council for the Arts.

1.00pm to 1.45

Poetry Cabaret Byre Studio Theatre, Abbey Street

£6.00/£4.00

Enjoy a pie & a pint with Eddie Gibbons

More Ryanair than debonair, this master of the epigram makes audiences laugh and cry about football in particular and life in general. Sponsored by Stuart’s of Buckhaven & the Byre Bar/Bistro

Eddie Gibbons

Mario Susko

2.15pm Past & Present £3.00/£2.00 to 3.15 Council Chamber, Town Hall, Queens Gardens Vicki Feaver on Jane Kenyon Karen Solie on Frank O’Hara Two StAnza participants consider the work of two 20th century American poets. Presented with the support of Canada Council for the Arts.

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2.15pm The Director’s Cut £3.00/£2.00 to 3.15 The Undercroft, St John’s House, South Street Reading: Jen Hadfield, Mario Petrucci The youngest ever recipient of the TS Eliot Prize reads with a poet whose scientific background informs his award wining writing. Jen Hadfield

Mario Petrucci

2.30pm Walkin the Rainbow £3/£2/£5:family to 3.15 Supper Room, Town Hall, Queens Gardens Children’s Show: Jill Bennett & Elizabeth Cordiner If colours had personalities what would they say? A poetry performance in Scots for 5-12 years old. It’s stappit fu o fun! Sponsored by Pagan Osborne.

3.30pm The World’s Wife £6.00/£4.00 to 4.45 Byre Auditorium, Abbey Street An acclaimed one-woman show by Linda Marlowe based on Carol Ann Duffy’s popular sequence of poems The World’s Wife. Age guidance 14+ 3.45pm Round Table £7.00/£5.00 to 4.30 St Mary’s Hall, St Mary’s Quad, South Street Intimate Reading: Don Paterson A poetic experience to remember with this year’s winner of the Queen’s Medal for Poetry – early booking essential. Limited to 12 places. Linda Marlowe

Trio Verso 5.00pm Trio Verso in Performance £4.00/£3.00 to 6.00 Byre Studio Theatre, Abbey Street Poetry and soundscapes from Brian Johnstone, Richard Ingham & Louise Major whose collaboration interprets and refocuses ideas behind the 1950s poetry & jazz movement. Sponsored by Pagan Osborne.

6.00pm Poetry Theatre free to 7.30 Byre Theatre Foyers, Abbey Street One-to-one encounters with poetry and dramatic monologue in the foyers, bar/bistro and restaurant.

Don Paterson 8.00pm to 10.00

Vicki Feaver

Poetry Centre Stage Byre Auditorium, Abbey Street

£8.00/£6.00

Reading: Don Paterson, Vicki Feaver

The final reading for StAnza 2010 brings to the Byre stage two multi award winning poets from Scotland. Sponsored by Pagan Osborne.

10.00pm Festival Finale Free to 11.30 Byre Theatre Bar/Bistro, Abbey Street Dry Island Buffalo Jump Come and party along as St Andrews’ very own alternative country folk rock band play out the festival in style. 11


Exhibitions / Installations 03/29.03.10

Woman of the North Sea George Bruce & John Bellany

Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Level 4 Gallery A folio collaboration of etchings and poems in which one of Scotland’s leading artists responds to the poet. Presented in partnership with David Bruce and in association with Renaissance Press and Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh.

John Bellany

Al Buntin

03/29.03.10 Altered Images: Al Buntin Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Bar & Bistro Al Buntin plays with the possibilities of digital manipulation in this exhibition of photographs from the 2008 & 2009 StAnza festivals. 17/21.03.10 Children’s Poetry Display Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Level 2 Foyer Winning poems from StAnza’s annual Children’s Poetry Competition on display for all to enjoy.

Poem House by Brigid Collins

from Grove by Thomas A Clark

Sponsored by Pagan Osborne.

17/21.03.10 Grove: Thomas A Clark Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – windows & panels Commissioned for StAnza 2009, these text interventions have been kept on show as a (semi) permanent installation. 17/29.03.10 Paperworks Byre Theatre,Abbey Street – FCA&C Display cases Craftwork from Phiona Richards, who creates book sculptures and jewellery, and Alix Swan who makes fairy tale inspired books and badges. Presented in partnership with Fife Contemporary Art & Craft

18/21.03.10

Threshold Markings - ‘Poem-Houses’ and Other Forms: Brigid Collins

Town Hall, Queens Gardens – Foyer/FCA&C In these selected new and retrospective works the artist responds to entering and inhabiting the ‘borrowed space’ of poetic text. Presented in partnership with Fife Contemporary Art & Craft.

Brigid Collins

Ivor Cutler

18/21.03.10 A Stuggy Pren: Ivor Cutler Public Library Meeting Room, Church Square Wednesday - Sat 9.30am – 5pm; Sunday 9.30am – 1pm Curated by Julie Johnstone, these photographs by Katrina Lithgow celebrate the life and essence of one of Scotland’s most eccentric geniuses. Presented in partnership with The Scottish Poetry Library and Fife Council Community Services.

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18/29.03.10 A Rose is a Rose is a …: Gerry Loose Trust Museum, North Street 2 – 5 pm Weekdays, 10 am – 5 pm Weekend Follow this trail of ‘poetry interventions’ on plant labels from the Preservation Trust Museum to the Byre to the Town Hall. Presented in partnership with St Andrews Botanic Gardens, Glasgow Botanic Gardens and St Andrews Preservation Trust.

18/21.03.10 From Glasgow to Saturn: Edwin Morgan Trust Museum, North Street 2 – 5 pm Weekdays, 10 am – 5 pm Weekend From the Edwin Morgan Archive, a selection of works by Scotland’s National poet curated by Julie Johnstone. Presented in partnership with The Edwin Morgan Archive, The Scottish Poetry Library and St Andrews Preservation Trust.

Edwin Morgan

Gerry Loose

18/21.03.10 Turn the Corner: Art in Unexpected Places Non-gallery venues on South Street A student curated series of poetry-related installations in a variety of media by eight different artists. Leaflet available at Festival Desk & FCA&C. Presented in partnership with St Andrews University School of Art History Galleries and Museum Studies course and Fife Contemporary Art & Craft.

19/21.03.10 A Travelling Library of Lost & Forgotten Poetry Various Venues Around St Andrews (ask at Festival Desk) also Friday 19 March 6.00pm-7.30pm Discover The Itinerant’s Poetry Library’s ever-expanding collection – and add to it yourself if you’ve an appropriate title to donate. www.tipl.info

Poetry Films/Screenings 17/21.03.10 The Syllabary III: Peter McCarey The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Bar/Bistro A projection in the Byre Bar/Bistro. To contribute to a collaborative version, ‘Cleikit’, email: mccarey@perso.ch

from ‘A Hundred and Forty Suns’ by Jonathan Blair

18/21.03.10 Poetry Cinema The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street - Conference Room Loop showing of films by Jonathan Blair; Rogue Productions; Hubert&Christen & Mathias Traxler; Renata Moio & Rossella Riccobono; Edward O’Donnelly & Kenny Munro and Simone Bitton & Elais Sanbar. Short poetry films showcasing a range of new and archive work. Presented in partnership with L’Institut français, London, Mosaici and tanzApartment.

All exhibitions and films are free

Children’s Poetry Competition 01.03.10 Deadline for entries The annual Stanza Children’s Poetry competition is open to children resident in Fife or attending Fife primary or secondary schools. Categories: Junior (P4-5); Intermediate (P6-7); Senior (S1-2) Prizes: Presented by Tom Pow & Tony Bonning at StAnza’s children’s show on Saturday 20 March For full details see the StAnza website www.stanzapoetry.org Sponsored by Pagan Osborne

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Workshops, Masterclasses & Slam Workshops: These are participants 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. A ticket for the masterclass must be purchased prior to submitting any work. To be considered for inclusion, send 3 poems (especially on “Myth & Legend”) 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 March 1st. Slam: To take part, email the entrant’s name, email address and/or phone number to works@stanzapoetry.org NB places limited

Foyer Stalls 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 taxi operators. Poetry Bookstalls: J&G Innes Ltd, 107 South Street, are StAnza booksellers for 2010 and have a wide range of books by festival poets in stock. A small bookstall will be available at readings and will operate in the Byre Theatre Level 2 Foyer in the evenings.

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. Writers on the permanent teaching staff include John Burnside, Robert Crawford, Meaghan Delahunt, Kathleen Jamie & Don Paterson Website: www.st-andrews.ac.uk/english Contacts: Sandra McDevitt, School of English, The University, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9AL, UK Phone: 01334 462666 14


Festival Diary: Main Events Wednesday 17 March 6.30pm Exhibitions Launch 7.00pm Festival Launch 8.00pm St Patrick’s Night Celebration 10.00pm Inklight Poets Session

Byre Level 2 Foyer Byre Level 2 Foyer Byre Theatre Auditorium Byre Theatre Bar/Bistro

Thursday 18 March 10.00am Poetry Walk from Byre Theatre Garden 10.00am Workshop: Collins Public Library Meeting Room 11.30am Reading: Magrelli, Whyte Town Hall Supper Room 11.30am Reading: Sweeney Green Room, St Leonards 1.00pm Poetry Cabaret: McSeveney Byre Studio Theatre 2.15pm Past & Present: Trakl, Corso Town Hall Council Chamber 2.15pm Reading: Crowe, Polley Town Hall Supper Room 3.30pm The StAnza Lecture: Lindop Town Hall Supper Room 3.45am Reading: Heaney Green Room, St Leonards 5.00pm Reading: Fyfe, Muñoz Parliament Hall 8.00pm An Evening with Seamus Heaney Byre Theatre Auditorium 10.00pm Open Mic: MC Carruth Byre Theatre Bar/Bistro Friday 19 March 10.00am Poetry Breakfast: How Poets Develop Byre Studio Theatre 10.30am Workshop: Sweeney Public Library Meeting Room 11.30am Reading: Dunn Green Room, St Leonards 11.30am Past & Present: Maclean, Carter Town Hall Council Chamber 11.30am Reading: Sprackland, Lindop Town Hall Supper Room 12.45pm Showcase: Younger International Poets Town Hall Council Chamber 1.00pm Poetry Cabaret: Pantechnicon Byre Studio Theatre 2.15pm Reading: Morgan, Seiferle Town Hall Supper Room 3.30pm In Conversation: Heaney, O’Driscoll Byre Theatre Auditorium 5.00pm Reading: Miller, Atkinson Parliament Hall 8.00pm Reading: Alvi, O’Driscoll Byre Theatre Auditorium 10.00pm Open Mic: MC Carruth Byre Theatre Bar/Bistro Saturday 20 March 10.00am Poetry Breakfast: Myth & Legend Byre Studio Theatre 10.30am Workshop: Miller Public Library Meeting Room 11.30am Reading: O’Driscoll St Mary’s Hall 11.30am Past & Present: Ossian, Cutler Town Hall Council Chamber 11.30am Reading: Pow, Bryce Undercroft, St John’s House 12.00pm Poets’ Market Town Hall Supper Room 1.00pm Showcase: Clydebuilt Poets Town Hall Council Chamber 1.00pm Poetry Cabaret: Fox Byre Studio Theatre 2.00pm Children’s Show: Pow, Bonning Byre Theatre Auditorium 2.15pm Reading: Glenday, Burns Undercroft, St John’s House 2.15pm Performance: Rhythms from Shetland Byre Studio Theatre 3.30pm In Conversation: Okri Byre Theatre Auditorium 3.45pm Reading: Kuppner St Mary’s Hall 5.00pm Reading: Solie, Jones Parliament Hall 8.00pm Reading: Johnson, Akpata Byre Theatre Auditorium 10.15pm Ceilidh Slam: MC Cadwallender Byre Studio Theatre Sunday 21 March 10.00am Poetry Breakfast: Beyond the Page Byre Studio Theatre 10.30am Masterclass: Alvi Town Hall Supper Room 11.30am Reading: Hadfield St Mary’s Hall 11.30am Reading: Stone, Nuñez Undercroft, St John’s House 1.00pm Poetry Cabaret: Gibbons Byre Studio Theatre 1.00pm Reading: Susko, Mackinnon Town Hall Supper Room 2.15pm Past & Present: Kenyon, O’Hara Town Hall Council Chamber 2.15pm Reading: Hadfield, Petrucci Undercroft, St John’s House 2.30am Children’s Show: Bennett, Cordiner Town Hall Supper Room 3.30pm The Worlds Wife Byre Theatre Auditorium 3.45pm Reading: Paterson St Mary’s Hall 5.00pm Performance: Trio Verso Byre Studio Theatre 8.00pm Reading: Paterson, Feaver Byre Theatre Auditorium 10.00pm Festival Finale: Dry Island Buffalo Jump Byre Theatre Bar/Bistro 15


Sponsors & Supporters Main Funders

Principal Sponsors

Funders School of English Office of the Principal Admissions ELT Department

Event Funders

GRADskills Programme

Media Partners

Sponsors

Venue Sponsors Admissions

Libraries & Halls/East Area

Festival Partners

Partners

Poetry Partners

Booksellers

St Andrews Botanic Garden

Glasgow Botanic Garden

Cover art:- Ossian: in memoriam James Macpherson (1736-1796) by Alexander Stoddart (photograph credit Andrew Fuller) Photographs: Kurt Paris, Mary Noonan, Bruna Giammi, Jemima Kuhfeld, Sandy Friend, Jo Wilcot, Caroline Forbes, Jacqueline Wyatt, Melissa Buckheit, Steve Lyne, Kim Haughton, Abby Burn, Veronica Rocks, Faber&Faber, Barbara Stoneham, Danny DaCosta, Naomi Kauffeidt, Emma Mountcastle, Jorge Miralles, Christoph Shaw, B.Cegec, Al Buntin, Seabright Productions Ltd, Murdo McLeod, David Bruce, Fiona Bergin, Katrina Lithgow, Norman McBeath, Eric Hamlin, Jonathan Blair. Programme design by Alan Donald, Levenmouth Printers

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