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2020 Festival 4–8 March St Andrews

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Welcome to StAnza 2020!

Enjoy various free unmediated events during the festival

Here is just a snapshot of what is on the programme of our 23rd annual festival:

Inspire Sessions

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Pick up a writing prompt to spark a poem. Some prompts are place or time/date specific

We launch with a free extravaganza of poetry, film, music and art A celebration of poetry from around the world–Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Galicia, the Netherlands, Flanders, Germany, Turkey and the USA Headliners include Carolyn Forché, D.A. Powell, Jen Hadfield, Michael Longley, Wendy Cope, Anthony Anaxagorou, Alec Finlay, Anna Crowe and Jay Bernard The StAnza 2020 annual lecture, a range of workshops, plus the StAnza slam, a Mimi Khalvati masterclass, open mics, and Inspire and Poems Allowed sessions to prompt creativity Themes: Due North and Coast Lines, Nordic and Gaelic language focuses, and a celebration of Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters (YCW2020) Exhibitions, installations, film and music Lively breakfast and lunchtime Poetry Café sessions and our vibrant festival hub, a place to relax, meet old friends and make new ones over coffee or drinks Poetry walks on Wednesday and Friday

readings

performances

From Byre Theatre, Abbey St – Festival Desk In partnership with Fraser Gallery, St Andrews Museum, the British Golf Museum and Junor Gallery

Poems Allowed

Poetry prompts based on the museum’s exhibits Drop in at the museum between 14:00–16:00 on 4 & 5 March At Bell Pettigrew Museum, off South St – Bute Building (Door C) In partnership with the St Andrews University’s Bell Pettigrew Museum

Poetry Theatre

Wed 17:30–18:15; Sat & Sun 12:00–14:00 and 18:15–19:15 One-to-one bespoke performances from our strolling players Around Byre Theatre, Abbey St – Theatre Foyers In partnership with Inklight and JOOT

Poetry Tattoos

Make your own body poetry – available at the festival desk

Tasting Notes

Thu 5 March–Sun 8 March | 18:00–19:30 Poems to sip and savour in the Byre Theatre restaurant

talks

interactive

other


Children’s Programme Public Library, Church Square

Bookbug with Jill Bennett Tue 3 March | 10:00–10:30 Rhymes and rhythms for babies and preschoolers free In association with Bookbug and OnFife

Wain Thu 5 March–Sat 7 March Watercolours from Wain, the Carnegienominated poetry collection for teens Meeting Rm Also at Byre Theatre on Sun 8 March free

Tuesday 3rd Great Astrolabe: Vicki Husband Tue 3 March | 14:00–16:30 A poetry workshop inspired by historic navigational instruments Bell Pettigrew Museum, off South St – Bute Building (Door C) £7.00

Supported by St Andrews University Wardlaw Museum

Wednesday 4th ‘Conscious’: Jen Hadfield Wed 4 March | 10:30–16:00 A poetry workshop on altered perception

In association with OnFife and YCW2020

Private house – address following ticket purchase £30.00/£25.00

Mermaids and messages in bottles Sat 7 March | 14:30–15:30 A poetry workshop for children, led by Rachel Plummer

Poetry Walk: In a kingdom by the sea Wed 4 March | 12:30–13:45 Encounter verse around town with Ken Cockburn

Meeting Rm £3 admits one child and one accompanying adult; all further tickets cost £2 In association with OnFife and YCW2020

Meet the Artist: Rachel Plummer Sat 7 March | 16:15–16:45 Meet the poet behind Wain Meeting Rm free In association with OnFife and YCW2020

British Golf Museum, Bruce Embankment free In association with Scottish Natural Heritage and YCW2020 and supported by the Scottish Book Trust

Coastlines: Sea poetry from Tentsmuir Wed 4 March | 14:00–15:45 A relaxed poetry reading from Anna Crowe, Jim Crumley and Valerie Gillies

Festival Launch Extravaganza Wed 4 March | 18:30–20:45 Enjoy a sneak peek of some of the highlights of StAnza 2020 including Anthony Anaxagorou, Matthew Caley, Suzannah V. Evans, Jen Hadfield, Maitreyabandhu, Johan Sandberg McGuinne, Agnes Scott Langeland, Jeda Pearl, Alannah Moar, Anna Crowe and Val McDermid Byre Theatre, Abbey St – Auditorium free / ticketed

Supported by NORLA and the Embassy of Sweden, London

Opening Night Music Wed 4 March | 20:45–21:30 Folk-inspired melodies from Alannah Moar Byre Theatre, Abbey St – Café Bar free

Inklight: the open mic Wed 4 March | 21:45–23:30 Share a poem or relax and enjoy student talent. Hosted by Inklight Byre Theatre, Abbey St – Café Bar free

Byre Theatre, Abbey St – Studio Theatre free / ticketed In association with Scottish Natural Heritage and PAMIS

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Thursday 5th Meditation and poetry: Maitreyabandhu Thu 5 March | 10:15–11:15 Poems and meditation to start the day Byre Theatre, Abbey St – Conference Rm free / ticketed

Coastal writing: Lesley Harrison Thu 5 March | 10:30–12:30 A poetry workshop on writing the sea Public Library, Church Square – Meeting Rm £7.00 Part of YCW2020 and in partnership with OnFife

Border Crossings Shehzar Doja, Tim Turnbull Thu 5 March | 11:30–12:30 Readings by two poets with definitive voices and styles Parliament Hall, South St £4.50/£3.50

Poetry Café: Angie Strachan and Colin Bramwell Thu 5 March | 13:00–13:50 Lunchtime poetry from two of Scotland’s funniest spoken word poets Byre Theatre, Abbey St – Studio Theatre £7.00/£5.75 Supported by Stuart’s Bakers & Butchers

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Meet the Artist: John Glenday and Maria Isakova Bennett Thu 5 March | 13:15–14:00 mira, a collaboration in word and stitch

Meet the Artist: Tom Humberstone Thu 5 March | 16:00–16:45 Meet the artist behind Over the Line

J & G Innes Ltd, South St – Upstairs Gallery free

Preservation Trust Museum, North St – Upstairs Gallery free

Supported by J & G Innes

Supported by St Andrews Preservation Trust

Border Crossings Johan Sandberg McGuinne, Gerry Cambridge Thu 5 March | 14:15–15:15 Expect poetry about the natural world and cultural diversity in these readings

Five O’Clock Verses Alec Finlay, Charlotte Van den Broeck Thu 5 March | 17:00–18:00 An international pairing of poets from Scotland and Belgium

Parliament Hall, South St £4.50/£3.50

Parliament Hall, South St £6.50/£5.00

Supported by the Embassy of Sweden, London

Part of New Dutch Writing, presented by the Dutch Foundation for Literature; also supported by Flanders Literature

Special Past & Present Thu 5 March | 14:15–15:15 A rare encounter with treasures from the University of St Andrews Library’s Special Collections

Poetry at Sunset Maitreyabandhu on Cézanne Thu 5 March | 19:00–19:30 Cézanne’s striking paintings accompanied by poems

Martyrs Kirk, North St – Napier Rm free / ticketed In association with the University of St Andrews Library’s Special Collections division

The StAnza 2020 Lecture Mother, Mother Ocean Thu 5 March | 15:30–16:30 Matthew Caley on Modernist women’s poetics and the sea Byre Theatre, Abbey St – Auditorium £4.50/£3.50 Supported by YCW2020

Byre Theatre, Abbey St – Conference Rm free / ticketed

Poetry Centre Stage 20:00 Reading–Anthony Anaxagorou 21:00 Reading–Jen Hadfield Thu 5 March | 20:00–22:00 A double bill for Thursday evening from two leading contemporary poets Byre Theatre, Abbey St – Auditorium £10.00/£8.50 Supported by the School of English at the University of St Andrews


Jazz Night at StAnza Thu 5 March | 22:00–23:30 Jazz jam with a spot for a poem or three Byre Theatre, Abbey St – Café Bar free Presented with the support of the Byre Theatre

Charlotte Van den Broeck

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Friday 6th Breakfast at the Poetry Café: Coast Lines Fri 6 March | 10:00–11:10 Wake up and smell the poetry! A panel discussion with pastries and coffee Byre Theatre, Abbey St – Studio Theatre £5.00/£4.00 Supported by Fisher & Donaldson, The List and YCW2020

Home: Anthony Anaxagorou Fri 6 March | 10:30–12:00 A poetry workshop asking how we write into the idea of home Public Library, Church Sq – Meeting Rm £7.00 In partnership with OnFife

Border Crossings Zoë Skoulding, Pauli Tapio Fri 6 March | 11:30–12:30 Poet-translators from Wales and Finland whose wordplay creates striking poetry Parliament Hall, South St £4.50/£3.50

Meet the Artist Fri 6 March | 11:30–12:15 Roderick Manson and Denis Mollison discuss Portraits of the Edge Byre Theatre, Abbey St – Conference Rm free / ticketed 6

Past & Present Fri 6 March | 11:30–12:30 Emma Sutton on Robert Louis Stevenson and Martin Malone on Hugh MacDiarmid

A Minor Walk led by Alec Finlay Fri 6 March | 13:15–13:45 A gentle garden walk with Alec Finlay

Holy Trinity, Queens Terr – Small Hall £4.50/£3.50

Supported by St Andrews Preservation Trust

Supported by YCW2020

Round Table Fri 6 March | 11:45–12:30 An intimate reading with Jen Hadfield

Preservation Trust Museum, North St free

Border Crossings Hanan Issa, Jan Baeke Fri 6 March | 14:15–15:15 Poets whose work explores how we connect and limits of perception

Fraser Gallery, South St £6.50/£5.00

Parliament Hall, South St £4.50/£3.50

Supported by Fraser Gallery

Part of New Dutch Writing, presented by the Dutch Foundation for Literature

Poetry Café: Sabrina Mahfouz Fri 6 March | 13:00–13:50 Immediate, powerful, necessary poetry served up with a lunchtime snack Byre Theatre, Abbey St – Studio Theatre £7.00/£5.75 Supported by Stuart’s Bakers & Butchers

Wigtown Poetry Prize Showcase Fri 6 March | 13:00–14:00 Listen to winners and runners up from Scotland’s biggest poetry competition Parliament Hall, South St £4.50/£3.50 In association with Wigtown Festival Company

On the Same Page Fri 6 March | 14:15–15:15 Jay Bernard, Sabrina Mahfouz and Sophie Collins on writing in Britain in the Royal Society of Literature’s bicentennial year, chaired by Edna Longley Holy Trinity, Queens Terrace – Small Hall £4.50/£3.50 In association with the Royal Society of Literature

Imprisoned Poets Reading Fri 6 March | 15:30–16:30 Readings from the work of persecuted writers Byre Theatre, Abbey St – Auditorium free / ticketed In association with Scottish PEN


Poems Aloud Fri 6 March | 15:30–16:30 St Andrews University Library poetry recitation competition Byre Theatre, Abbey St – Studio Theatre free / ticketed St Andrews students interested in taking part should email: libpoemsaloud@st-andrews.ac.uk Presented in partnership with the University of St Andrews Library

Meet the Artist Helena Nelson and Jenny Elliott Fri 6 March | 15:45–16:30 Learn more about WrapperRhymes J & G Innes Ltd, Booksellers, South St – Upstairs Gallery free In partnership with HappenStance Press and supported by J & G Innes

Round Table Fri 6 March | 15:45–16:30 An intimate reading with Tony Walsh Albany Hotel, North St £6.50/£5.00 Supported by the Albany Hotel

Five O’Clock Verses Anna Crowe, Ida Börjel Fri 6 March | 17:00–18:00 Poet-translators who harness the power of words across languages Parliament Hall, South St £6.50/£5.00

Quiet Open Mic Fri 6 March | 18:15–19:15 Read or relax at our laid-back open mic

Joelle Taylor

Zest Juice and Coffee Bar, South St free In partnership with Zest Café

Poetry at Sunset Fri 6 March | 19:00–19:40 North Uist Sea Poems and music from Pauline Prior-Pitt and Catherine Eunson Byre Theatre, Abbey St – Studio free / ticketed Supported by YCW2020

Poetry Centre Stage 20:00 Reading–Michael Longley 21:00 Reading–Carolyn Forché Fri 6 March | 20:00–22:00 A double bill of poetry from major prize-winning poets from Ireland and the USA Byre Theatre, Abbey St – Auditorium £10.00/£8.50

Supported by the School of English at the University of St Andrews and Georgetown University

Risk A Verse Fri 6 March | 22:15–23:30 Open mic with MC Andy Jackson Byre Theatre, Abbey St – Café Bar free In association with the Byre Theatre

Supported by the Swedish Council for the Arts

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Saturday 7th

Past & Present Sat 7 March | 11:30–12:30 Sarah Corbett and Katie Garner on female poets from the Romantic era

Breakfast at the Poetry Café: Due North Sat 7 March | 10:00–11:10 Wake up and smell the poetry! A panel discussion with pastries and coffee

Holy Trinity, Queens Terr – Small Hall £4.50/£3.50

Round Table Sat 7 March | 11:30–12:15 An intimate reading with D.A. Powell

Byre Theatre, Abbey St – Studio Theatre £5.00/£4.00 Supported by Fisher & Donaldson and the University of Edinburgh

St Leonards School, St Leonards Quad, South St – Green Room £6.50/£5.00

Creative Writing Workshop Sat 7 March | 10:30–12:30 Poetry workshop led by Carolyn Forché

Supported by St Leonards and the School of English at the University of St Andrews

Poetry Market Sat 7 March | 12:00–16:00 Let yourself be tempted by presses big and small, pamphlets, magazines...

Public Library, Church Sq – Meeting Rm £7.00 Supported by OnFife, Georgetown University and the School of English at the University of St Andrews

Border Crossings Eleanor Rees, Oli Hazzard Sat 7 March | 11:30–12:30 Enjoy the immersive imagery of two award-winning British poets

Holy Trinity, Queens Terr – Large Hall free

Edwin Morgan Trust Showcase Sat 7 March | 13:00–14:00 Three recent winners and runners up of the EMT prize share a stage

Undercroft, St John’s House, South St £4.50/£3.50

Parliament Hall, South St £4.50/£3.50

Meet the Artist Sat 7 March | 11:30–12:15 Talk to the collaborators behind Berlin Water and Berlin Umbrella

In association with the Edwin Morgan Trust

Poetry Café: Tony Walsh Sat 7 March | 13:00–13:50 Listen to a poet who spoke for a city

Byre Theatre, Abbey St – Level 4 free / ticketed In partnership with Fife Contemporary, and supported by the Goethe-Institut Glasgow and YCW2020

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Byre Theatre, Abbey St – Studio Theatre £7.00/£5.75

Carolyn Forché

Supported by Stuart’s Bakers & Butchers


Tony Walsh

TheoArtistry and Tapsalteerie Pamphlet Launch Sat 7 March | 13:00–13:30 Join the poets featured in The Song: Poems of Biblical Theophany Holy Trinity, Queens Terr – Small Hall free / ticketed In association with the Institute for Theology, Imagination and Arts (ITIA) and Tapsalteerie Press

Border Crossings Nancy Campbell, R.A. Jamieson Sat 7 March | 14:15–15:15 Two poets whose poetry engages with with ideas of the north Undercroft, St John’s House, South St £4.50/£3.50

Past & Present Sat 7 March | 14:15–15:15 Ian Crockatt and Agnes Scott Langeland on the poets they’ve translated: Rognvaldr Kali Kolsson, Egill Skallagrimsson and Stein Mehren Holy Trinity, Queens Terr – Small Hall £4.50/£3.50 Supported by NORLA

Mermaids and messages in bottles Sat 7 March | 14:30–15:30 A poetry workshop for children, led by Rachel Plummer

Public Library, Church Sq – Meeting Rm £3 admits one child and one accompanying adult; all further tickets cost £2 Supported by OnFife and YCW2020

Meet the Artist Sat 7 March | 14:30–15:15 Sarah Corbett and Zoe Benbow share their responses to Dorothy Wordsworth Byre Theatre, Abbey St – Conference Rm

free / ticketed

Found In Translation Sat 7 March | 15:30–16:30 As fresh as poetry comes: work created at our Scottish/Norwegian translation workshop Byre Theatre, Abbey St – Studio Theatre £5.50/£4.50 Supported by NORLA

Songs My Enemy Taught Me Sat 7 March | 15:30–16:30 Visceral spoken word from Joelle Taylor

Content warning: this event may contain discussion of sexual assault

Byre Theatre, Abbey St – Auditorium £5.50/£4.50

Round Table Sat 7 March | 15:45–16:30 Intimate reading with Lachlan Mackinnon St Leonards School, St Leonards Quad, South St – Green Room £6.50/£5.00 Supported by St Leonards

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Meet the Artist Sat 7 March | 16:00–16:45 Robyn Marsack on editing Fifty Fifty, marking half a century of Carcanet Press Byre Theatre, Abbey St – Conference Rm free / ticketed In association with Carcanet Press

Meet the Artist Sat 7 March | 16:15–16:45 Meet Rachel Plummer, the poet behind the Carnegie-nominated Wain Public Library, Church Sq – Meeting Rm free Supported by OnFife and YCW2020

Five O’Clock Verses Jay Bernard, Yolanda Castaño Sat 7 March | 17:00–18:00 From London and Galicia, poets who defy expectations and boundaries Parliament Hall, South St £6.50/£5.00 Supported by the School of English at the University of St Andrews

Book Launch: Later that Day Sat 7 March | 18:15–18:45 Join us for the launch of Andrew Greig’s newest collection J & G Innes Ltd, Booksellers, South St free In association with Polygon and J & G Innes

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Yolanda Castaño

Morten Langeland


Collective Poetry Reading Sat 7 March | 19:15–19:30 Join us for a moment of solidarity in our collective reading Byre Theatre, Abbey St – Level 2 Foyer free

Poetry Centre Stage 20:00 Reading–D.A. Powell 21:00 Reading–Mimi Khalvati Sat 7 March | 20:00–22:00 A Saturday night to remember with a double bill of poetry Byre Theatre, Abbey St – Auditorium £10.00/£8.50 Supported by the School of English at the University of St Andrews

BSL-interpreted See page 18 for more information on BSL-interpreted events

The StAnza Slam: MC Katie Ailes Sat 7 March | 22:15–23:55 Expect a rollercoaster evening of excitement and entertainment Byre Theatre, Abbey St – Auditorium £4.50/£3.50 In association with Loud Poets

D.A. Powell

To enter see page 19

Mimi Khalvati

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Sunday 8th Breakfast at the Poetry Café: Translation Sun 8 March | 10:00–11:00 Poets and translators discuss translation and familial languages

Poetry Café: Birdspeed Sun 8 March | 13:00–13:50 Lunch and verses with the reigning UK and BBC slam champion Byre Theatre, Abbey St – Studio Theatre £7.00/£5.75

Byre Theatre, Abbey St – Studio Theatre £5.00/£4.00

Supported by Stuart’s Bakers & Butchers

Supported by Fisher & Donaldson, NORLA and the Swedish Council for the Arts

Border Crossings Lynne Hjelmgaard, Maja Lee Langvad Sun 8 March | 14:15–15:15 Poetry exploring themes of identity through an international lens

StAnza Masterclass led by Mimi Khalvati Sun 8 March | 11:15–12:45 Constructive critique of selected poems Byre Theatre, Abbey St – Auditorium £4.50/£3.50 To submit see page 19

Border Crossings Suzannah V. Evans, Jay G. Ying Sun 8 March | 11:30–12:30 Hear two poets reading from their hotly anticipated debuts Undercroft, St John’s House, South St £4.50/£3.50

Gaelic Writers Showcase Sun 8 March | 13:00–14:00 Deborah Moffatt, Eòghan Stiùbhart, Sandy NicDhomhnaill Jones and Niall O’Gallagher in a celebration of Gaelic verse

Undercroft, St John’s House, South St £4.50/£3.50

Meet the Artist Sun 8 March | 14:15–15:00 Meet the filmmakers, poet and musician behind Return to Brownsbank Byre Theatre, Abbey St – Conference Rm free / ticketed

Desert Island Poems Sun 8 March | 15:30–16:30 Jill Abram invites writer Val McDermid to share her favourite poems Byre Theatre, Abbey St – Auditorium £6.50/£5.00 Thanks to Ledbury Poetry Festival for the concept

Parliament Hall, South St £4.50/£3.50 In partnership with the Gaelic Books Council

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Birdspeed


The Remains of Logan Dankworth Sun 8 March | 15:30–16:30 The latest verse play from spoken word stalwart Luke Wright Byre Theatre, Abbey St – Studio Theatre £5.50/£4.50

Poetry Centre Stage with Wendy Cope Sun 8 March | 17:00–17:45 Don’t miss our final headliner of the festival on a welcome return to StAnza Byre Theatre, Abbey St – Auditorium £5.00/£4.50

Poetry at Sunset Sun 8 March | 19:00–19:40 Bejan Matur reading in translation with Jen Hadfield Byre Theatre, Abbey St – Conference Rm free / ticketed In partnership with the Poetry Translation Centre

Hamish Matters Sun 8 March | 20:00–21:30 Celebrating the life and legacy of Hamish Henderson through music and poetry collected, written and inspired by him Byre Theatre, Abbey St – Auditorium £10.00/£8.00

Festival Finale Sun 8 March | 21:30–23:00 Party out the festival with live music Byre Theatre, Abbey St – Café Bar free

Poetry Loops

Byre Theatre, Abbey St – Conference Room

5 March–8 March | 10:00–22:00 Tree Ring: Maria Björklund Poetry and nature intersect in Helsinki’s infamous Katri Vala Park. Raaga: Roseanne Watt Celebrating a sense of place while imbuing it with the uncanny. Snow, Your memory is my freedom, and The City: Marie Silkeberg The poetry of Ghayath Almadhoun brought to the screen, interweaving Swedish, English and Arabic, as well as images from Sweden and Syria. A Sea Pastoral: Kyra Clegg Part of a multimedia exhibition on the ocean; the full exhibition can be seen at Kirkcaldy Art Galleries until 15 March 2020. Return to Brownsbank: Carolyn Scott and Andy Sim with music by Steven Gellatly James Robertson reflects on MacDiarmid. Leavings: Jacqueline Saphra On raising children in today’s political climate.

New for 2020, two of this year’s installations invite you to engage with visual and sound poetry and art on the go walk–poems 5 March–8 March Take one of Alec Finlay’s poetic walking sticks for a stroll around town Berlin Umbrella 6 March–8 March

(6 March 15:30–20:00 only)

A sound and poetry walk with some rather special umbrellas, developed by Sonja Heyer and Stephanie Green Supported by the Goethe-Institut Glasgow

The walking sticks and umbrellas are free to borrow from the Festival Desk, subject to a refundable deposit of £5 Byre Theatre, Abbey St – Level 2

See also this year’s Poetry Walks, Wednesday 4 March at 12:30 and Friday 6 March at 13:15

Filmed by the Society of Authors

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Exhibitions, Films and Installations

5–8 March unless otherwise indicated East Neuk: Ruth Nicol 29 Jan–7 March Artwork focused on this part of Fife Junor Gallery, South St

Plastik (Kunst): Astrid Jaekel 10 Feb–23 March Responses to ocean-themed poems Byre Theatre, Abbey St – Level 1

Berlin Water: Valerie Coffin Price 10 Feb–22 March Art responding to the waterways of Berlin and the poetry of Stephanie Green Byre Theatre, Abbey St – Level 4 Gallery In partnership with Fife Contemporary; part of YCW2020

Wain: Helene Boppert 5 March–7 March Watercolour responses to Rachel Plummer’s re-imagining of folk tales Public Library, Church Sq – Meeting Rm Also in the Byre Theatre on 8 March Supported by OnFife and YCW2020

WrapperRhymes Poetry on sweet wrappers, curated by Helena Nelson and Jenny Elliott J & G Innes Ltd, South St – Upstairs Gallery In partnership with HappenStance Press

Message in a Bottle Bottled poetry – found at sea? J & G Innes Ltd, South St – Upstairs Gallery and around the festival

Carcanet at Fifty A cabinet display offers an intriguing glimpse into Carcanet’s archives Byre Theatre, Abbey St – Foyer In association with Carcanet Press

The Red Letter Library Poems responding to bookcovers and endpapers by Talwin Morris Byre Theatre, Abbey St – Level 2 Foyer

Over the Line An introduction to poetry comics with work by Tom Humberstone and Chrissy Williams Preservation Trust Museum, North St – Upstairs Gallery Supported by St Andrews Preservation Trust

Heavy Metal/Stone Circle: Jen Hadfield Feral apples from the hard shoulder – a work in progress in cast porcelain Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Level 2 Foyer

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poem–labels: Alec Finlay An offering of poems on bottles Preservation Trust Museum, North St – Old Chemist’s Shop Supported by St Andrews Preservation Trust

Poetry Pharmacy Deborah Alma’s poem-pills on offer as long as supplies last Preservation Trust Museum, North St – Old Chemist’s Shop Supported by St Andrews Preservation Trust

Bright Coast An interdisciplinary collaboration for Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters Byre Theatre, Abbey St – Conference Rm In association with Martin Malone, Bryan Angus and Pete Stollery, and YCW2020

Trawl Scientific marine field recordings, prepared sound and text-extracts Byre Theatre, Abbey St – Level 2 Foyer In association with YCW2020

mira: Maria Isakova Bennett Stitch translations of John Glenday’s poems inspired by Mira Schendel Byre Theatre, Abbey St – Level 2 Foyer

Making Waves Poems on windows around town

In association with Stagecoach East Scotland


Listening Booths

Digital Projections

5 March–8 March | 10:00–22:00

5 March–8 March | 10:00–22:00

Byre Theatre, Abbey St – Foyer

North Uist Sea Poems Poems and music by Pauline Prior-Pitt and Catherine Eunson Supported by YCW2020

Idioma Da Tinta Poetry by Yolanda Castaño set to music by Isaac Garabatos Byre Theatre, Abbey St – Level 2 Foyer

Änimling Musical sound poetry by Finnish poet Stina Saari In association with Runokuu Festival

Byre Theatre, Abbey St – Foyer

Coast Lines Poems commissioned for the festival respond to coastal images

The Matchsafe A digital installation of poems in conversation with one another ‘I Have Not Known a Grief Like This’ A digital installation of poetry from Modern Poetry in Translation’s issue on Extinction

Supported by YCW2020 and Poems-for-All

In association with Modern Poetry in Translation

Dorothy’s Colour A digital installation of poems and paintings responding to Dorothy Wordsworth by Sarah Corbett and Zoe Benbow

A’ Mhachair Uaine / The Green Plain A collection of Gaelic sea poetry to mark the Year of Coasts and Waters

Expeditions A digital installation of commissioned poems on artefacts held by the University of St Andrews

In association with St Andrews University’s Wardlaw Museum

How to Say ‘I Love You’ in Greenlandic A digital installation of Nancy Campbell’s evocative Arctic alphabet Portraits of the Edge A digital installation of poems by Roderick Manson responding to Denis Mollison’s stunning photographs Return to Brownsbank Stills from the film on Hugh MacDiarmid

In partnership with the Gaelic Books Council

The Dark Horse A digital installation celebrating the 25th anniversary of Scotland’s foremost poetry journal Writing the North Poems and images from Shetland

In association with the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures, University of Edinburgh and Shetland Museum and Archives

Exhibitions/installations are all free and open during regular opening hours at the Byre Theatre and J & G Innes; also Thu 13:00–15:15 and Fri–Sat 13:00–16:45 at the Town Library and 11:00–17:00 at the Preservation Trust Museum; all except during events 15


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 St, are StAnza booksellers for 2020 and stock a wide range of books by festival poets. A bookstall will be available at readings and will operate in the Byre Theatre Level 2 Foyer in the evenings.

Communications: enquiries@stanzapoetry.org Visit our website at www.stanzapoetry.org Follow us on Twitter: @StAnzaPoetry Facebook: www.facebook.com/stanzapoetry StAnza Blog: www.stanzapoetry.org/blog Instagram: www.instagram.com/stanzapoetry Extra brochures: 07391 247661 or brochure@stanzapoetry.org Accommodation: enquiries@stayinstandrews.com Tourist Information Centre, Market St, St Andrews Enquiries: 01334 472021 or standrews@visitscotland.com

Creative Writing The School of English offers year–long full–time postgraduate MLitt courses and PhD courses in the writing of poetry or fiction Teaching staff include

John Burnside, Don Paterson, Robert Crawford, Emma Jones, Oli Hazzard & Peter Mackay www.st–andrews.ac.uk/english 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 will not tolerate disruptive or abusive language or behaviour at our festival. 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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Giving you the key to our town The official website for the Stayinstandrews Association representing all the major Hotels and Guest Houses in StAndrews


Your StAnza - a page for your own use, to make notes or keep a personal StAnza 2020 diary Thursday 10:00 11:00 12:00 13:00 14:00 15:00 16:00 17:00 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00

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Venue Locations 1 Byre Theatre 2 Junor Gallery 3 Fraser Gallery 4 St John’s Undercroft 5 Zest 6 Parliament Hall 7 Public Library 8 Martyrs Kirk 9 The Albany 10 P Trust Museum 11 Green Room 12 Holy Trinity Halls 13 Bell Pettigrew Museum B Booksellers J&G Innes Disabled Access except as follows: the Public Library ground floor has lift and ramp access; The Green Room, St Leonards School, Fraser Gallery, The Albany Hotel, Parliment Hall, Holy Trinity Halls and St John’s Undercroft all have one or more steps into each venue; we regret that the Preservation Trust Museum is not accessible to wheelchair users. British Sign Language Interperatation at Events See page 11. Please email stanza@stanzapoetry.org for more information.

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COME ON IN... THE WATER’S LOVELY Throughout 2020, a year-long programme of events, activities and ideas will shine a spotlight on the impact our waters have had on Scotland. For more info visitscotland.com/ycw2020 Join the conversation #YCW2020 Fraserburgh Beach

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Box Office StAnza Box Office: Byre Theatre, Abbey St, St Andrews KY16 9LA tel: 01334 475000 email: boxoffice@stanzapoetry.org www.byretheatre.com

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In person: from Mon to Sat, 10:00–16:30 and daily 10:00–20:00 during the festival. Online: www.stanzapoetry.org. By phone: payment by credit or debit card. By post: ask at the Box Office. Concession prices: available to senior citizens, school pupils, students and people registered as disabled or unemployed. Families: for our children’s workshop, one £3 ticket covers one child and one adult. Further tickets cost £2 and admit one adult or child. Early bird discount: 25% off all tickets (full price or concession) purchased on or before 4 February 2020. Bulk purchase: 25% off tickets bought for 10 or more events. Disclaimer: please note, special discounts are not applicable along with any other discount offer. Events: please arrive at events on time: out of consideration for participants and audience, latecomers are admitted only at our discretion. Free events: for free events, just turn up unless otherwise stated. Children’s events: unaccompanied children cannot be admitted.

Workshops, Masterclasses & Slam Workshops: These are participant-only events open to 16 people maximum who will have the opportunity to work directly with the tutor. 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 a poem of up to 35 lines to the email address below. We are particularly interested in poems which engage with either of this year’s festival themes (Due North and Coastlines). 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. Contact: Email your poem in a single Word or RTF attachment to works@stanzapoetry.org. Poems must arrive by 16 February. Slam: To take part, email the entrant’s name, email address and/or phone number to works@stanzapoetry.org by 22 February. Please note that places are limited.

Artwork: Underwater by Astrid Jaekel, StAnza artist in residence Photo credits: Bart Vandermoeren, Sandie Dodds, Bobbie Hanvey, Karim Kamar, Don J. Usner, Tobias Alexander, Grey Trilby, Dmitri Kotjuh, Heidi Furre, Matt Valentine, Caroline Forbes, Naomi Woodis, Henny Beaumont 19


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StAnza 2020 Brochure  

The 2020 brochure from StAnza, Scotland's International Poetry Festival in St Andrews, Scotland

StAnza 2020 Brochure  

The 2020 brochure from StAnza, Scotland's International Poetry Festival in St Andrews, Scotland

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