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1-5 Ma rch 2017 | St And re ws

On the Road


Introduction

Box Office

Welcome to StAnza 2017. Here is just a snapshot of what is on the programme of our 20th annual festival:

StAnza Box Office:

• For our opening night, in Roll Over Atlantic, John Agard offers a show mixing verse and song with the subversive tides of cabaret and calypso • A celebration of poetry from around the world – France, Australia, Iceland, Syria, Spain, South Africa, Luxembourg, the USA and more • Headliners include Alice Oswald, Vahni Capildeo, Jacques Darras, Elaine Feinstein, Jackie Kay, Robert Crawford, Kathleen Jamie, Sasha Dugdale and Joan Margarit • Themes: The Heights of Poetry and On the Road • Spotlights on French-language poetry and History and Heritage • Hamish Brown and Jim Crumley in conversation •

Workshops from Helen Mort, Valerie Gillies, Patience Agbabi, Marjorie Lotfi Gill and more, plus a Sarah Howe Masterclass, the StAnza Slam, open mics, and Inspire and Musings@MUSA sessions to get you writing

• Exhibitions, installations, film and music • Lively lunchtime Poetry Café sessions • Our vibrant festival hub, a place to relax, meet old friends and make new ones over coffee or drinks Eleanor Livingstone Festival Director 2

Tickets

The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9LA, Scotland tel: 01334 475000 email: boxoffice@stanzapoetry.org www.byretheatre.com

In person: from Mon to Sat, 10:00-16:30 plus daily 10:00-20:00 during the festival Online: www.stanzapoetry.org By phone: payment by credit or debit card By post: ask at Box Office Concession prices: available to senior citizens, school pupils, students and people registered as disabled or unemployed Families: family tickets for children’s events admit up to 4 people (must include at least 1 child and no more than 2 adults) Early bird discount: 25% off all tickets (full price or concession) purchased before 1 February 2017 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; all exhibitions are free Children’s events: unaccompanied children cannot be admitted


Information

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: 01334 474610 or brochure@stanzapoetry.org Accommodation: enquiries@stayinstandrews.com or standrews@visitscotland.com, St Andrews Tourist Information Centre, Market Street KY16 9NU Enquiries: 01334 472021

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 2017 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

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 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 (On the Road and The Heights of Poetry). 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. Email your poem in a single Word or RTF attachment to works@stanzapoetry.org. Poems must arrive no later than 13 February. Slam: To take part, email the entrant’s name, email address and/or phone number to works@stanzapoetry.org by 19 February. Please note that places are limited.

Photo Credits: Mary McCartney, Kate Mount, François M. Norris, Hayley Madden, Winta Yohannes, Aisha Farr, Mariona Ribalta, Robert Twigger Artworks by Hilke MacIntyre, Artist in Residence StAnza 2016/17 macintyre-art.com Programme Design: Levenmouth Printers

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Tuesday 28 February

Enjoy various recurring events

Lines of Ascent: workshop with Helen Mort » £30/£25 A workshop on mountain metaphors and imaginary summits

FREE unless otherwise indicated

Inspire Sessions

10:30–15:30 | Venue as per ticket

From the Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Festival Desk Brief sessions during the festival to prompt creativity

Wednesday 1 March

Thursday & Friday 10:30–11:15 Saturday 15:30–16:15

In partnership with Fraser Gallery, St Andrews Museum & the British Golf Museum

Musings@MUSA

At MUSA, 7a The Scores Thursday – Saturday Brief sessions during the festival to prompt creativity

14:00–16:30 | MUSA, 7a The Scores

In partnership with MUSA (the Museum of the University of St Andrews). Supported by EventScotland and part of Scotland's Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology 2017

Drop in anytime at MUSA between 12:00–16:00

In partnership with MUSA (the Museum of the University of St Andrews)

Poetry Theatre

Around the Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Foyers One–to–one bespoke performances from our strolling players Wednesday 17:30–18:15 Sunday 12:00–14:00 and 18:15–19:15 In partnership with LitSoc & Inklight

Poetry Tattoos

2017 Festival & Exhibitions Launch » free Our special guest Sheena Wellington launches the festival with a taster of poetry and music from St Andrews University Scholarship Brass Ensemble 18:30–19:10 | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Level 2 Foyer

Roll Over Atlantic » £9.50/£7.50 The tale of Christopher Columbus re-imagined in verse and song

Make your own body poetry – available at the festival desk

Poets and Artists in Residence around the festival and town

19:30–21:00 | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Auditorium

Including Christodoulos Makris and Aurélia Lassaque

Savoy Afternoon Tea at Fairmont St Andrews »

Beyond the Atlas » £7.00 A half-day workshop at MUSA with Valerie Gillies Find inspiration in worlds far removed in time and place

Poetry Café: Music from St Leonards Folk Band » £25

With menu featuring Zephyr, a commissioned poem by Dawn Wood

In partnership with St Leonards School

Plus this year’s festival postscript Centre for Poetic Innovation Research Workshop »

The Inklight Poets » Lively performances from the cream of the next generation of writers

Post-StAnza research workshops on sound in poetry 6 and 7 March | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Studio Theatre In association with the Centre for Poetic Innovation

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free

21.00–21.45 | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Café Bar

21:45–23:30 | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Café Bar In partnership with Inklight

free


Thursday 2 March Poetry Walk: Journeys » free Encounter verse around town with Julia Prescott and Barbara Davey

The StAnza Lecture: The Beasts & The Animals » £4.50/£3.50 Translation, language and war: Sasha Dugdale’s lecture for 2017

10:00–11:15 | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Theatre Garden

Past and Present Special » free/ticketed A rare encounter with treasures from Special Collections

Making Writing Inspired » £6.00 A creative writing workshop led by Eddie Small drawing on D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson's life, times and legacy 10:30–12:30 | Public Library, Church Square – Meeting Room In partnership with On at Fife Libraries Arts, Museums & Archives, the University of St Andrews Special Collections and the University of Dundee Museum Services

Border Crossings » £4.00/£3.00 Reading: David Wilson, Janette Ayachi Poetry about travel and climbing for our first Border Crossing of 2017 11:30–12:30 | The Town Hall, Queens Gardens – Supper Room

Poetry Café: Katherine McMahon, Stephen Watt » £6.50/£5.00 Lunch and spoken word from the pick of the Scottish scene 13:00–13:50 | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Studio Theatre Supported by Stuart’s Bakers and Butchers

Border Crossings » £4.00/£3.00 Reading: Maram Al-Massri, Paul Stephenson Poets reading work influenced by places they have left behind 14:15–15:15 | The Town Hall, Queens Gardens – Supper Room Supported by Kincaple Stables Cottages

Past & Present » £4.00/£3.00 Alice Oswald on Homer, the father of the Western canon Neil McLennan on Wilfred Owen and the war poets in Edinburgh 14:15–15:15 | The Town Hall, Queens Gardens – Council Chamber Supported by EventScotland and part of Scotland's Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology 2017

15:30–16:30 | The Town Hall, Queens Gardens – Supper Room

15:30–16:30 | Martyrs Kirk, North Street – Napier Room In partnership with the University of St Andrews Library Special Collections

Five O’Clock Verses » £6.00/£4.00 Reading: Joan Margarit, A.B. Jackson Two prize-winning poets make a welcome return to StAnza; also taking part is translator Anna Crowe 17:00–18:00 | Parliament Hall, South Street In partnership with Newcastle Centre for the Literary Arts

Poet on the Road: Rebecca Sharp » A poet shares her experiences of taking part in an overseas festival

free

19:00–19:30 | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Conference Room

Poetry Centre Stage » £9.50/£7.50 Readings: 20:00 – Robert Crawford; 21:00 – Alice Oswald Two major poets read: Robert Crawford is an acclaimed poet and biographer; Alice Oswald has been cited as our greatest living poet. 20:00–22:00 | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Auditorium Supported by the School of English, St Andrews University

Jazz Night at StAnza » free Jazz jam session with a spot for the occasional poem 22:00–23:30 | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Café Bar 5


Friday 3 March Breakfast at the Poetry Café: The Heights of Poetry » £4.50/£3.50 How mountainous landscapes inform poetry and how poetry can aim high, with Mark Goodwin, Norman Bissell, Elodie Laügt and Ásta Fanney Sigurðardóttir 10:00–11:00 | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Studio Theatre In partnership with the Centre for Poetic Innovation. Supported by Fisher & Donaldson, The List and EventScotland, and part of Scotland's Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology 2017

Meet the Artist » free Meet Robin Gillanders, the artist behind A Lover’s Complaint 12:30–13:00 | The Town Hall, Queens Gardens – FCA&C Foyer In partnership with Fife Contemporary Art and Craft

House of Three Showcase » £4.00/£3.00 Readings from Marjorie Lotfi Gill, Nalini Paul, Iona Lee, three poets published by a new Scottish poetry press

What would you take with you? » £6.00 A workshop on belonging and journeying with Marjorie Lotfi Gill

13:00–14:00 | The Town Hall, Queens Gardens – Council Chamber

10:15–12:15 | Public Library, Church Square – Meeting Room

Poetry Café: Sibusiso Conelius Simelane » £6.50/£5.00 Lunch and powerful poetry from a major talent from South Africa

In partnership with On at Fife Libraries Arts, Museums & Archives

Border Crossings » £4.00/£3.00 Reading: James McGonigal, Mark Goodwin Two wide-ranging writers share a stage and their poetry 11:30–12:30 | The Town Hall, Queens Gardens – Supper Room

Making a Living as a Poet » £4.00/£3.00 Join the Society of Authors’ discussion on how to make poetry pay 11:30–12:30 | The Town Hall, Queens Gardens – Council Chamber In partnership with the Society of Authors

Round Table: Thomas A. Clark » £6.00/£4.00 A chance to hear a leading poet in intimate surroundings 11.30–12.15 | Fraser Gallery, South Street In partnership with Fraser Gallery

In partnership with House of Three

13:00–13:50 | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Studio Theatre Supported by Stuart’s Bakers and Butchers

Border Crossings » £4.00/£3.00 Reading: Norman Bissell, Kayo Chingonyi Poets from Scotland and Zambia connect with our festival themes 14:15–15:15 | The Town Hall, Queens Gardens – Supper Room

Supported by EventScotland and part of Scotland's Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology 2017

Past & Present » £4.00/£3.00 Stewart Conn on Muriel Spark Emmanuelle Lacore-Martin on Mary, Queen of Scots Thoughts on the poetry of two famous Scottish women 14:15–15:15 | The Town Hall, Queens Gardens – Council Chamber Supported by EventScotland and part of Scotland's Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology 2017

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Poems Aloud: University Library Recitation Competition » free Listen as judges choose the best recitation or performance of a published poem 15:30–16:30 | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Auditorium In partnership with St Andrews University Library

Poetry in Performance » £5.00/£4.00 Pushing the boundaries of poetry with Sabine Macher and Ásta Fanney Sigurðardóttir, dynamic performers from France and Iceland 15:30–16:30 | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Studio Theatre In partnership with the Centre for Poetic Innovation

Meet the Artist » free A chance to meet poets from the Sightlines exhibition project 15:45–16:30 | Public Library, Church Square – Meeting Room In partnership with On at Fife Libraries Arts, Museums & Archives and Words on Canvas

Round Table: Jackie Kay » £6.00/£4.00 A rare opportunity to enjoy an intimate session with Scotland’s Makar 15:45–16:30 | The Albany Hotel, North Street In partnership with The Albany Hotel

Jackie Kay

Alice Oswald

Five O’Clock Verses » £6.00/£4.00 Reading: Aurélia Lassaque, Sasha Dugdale A poet and singer from France reads with this year’s StAnza lecturer 17:00–18:00 | Parliament Hall, South Street

In association with the Scottish Poetry Library and Literature Across Frontiers as part of the Literary Europe Live project supported by Creative Europe

Quiet Open Mic » Relax and unwind at this early evening open mic

free

18:15–19:15 | Zest Juicing and Coffee Bar, South Street In partnership with Zest

Poetry Centre Stage » £9.50/£7.50 Readings: 20:00 – Jacques Darras; 21:00 – Kathleen Jamie A double bill presenting two major writers, 2016’s Scottish Book of the Year winner and a pre-eminent French poet, essayist and translator 20:00–22:00 | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Auditorium Supported by the School of English, St Andrews University

Risk A Verse » free Open Mic with MC Andy Jackson. Join in or listen and enjoy 22:15–23:30 | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Café Bar

John Agard

Vahni Capildeo


Saturday 4 March Breakfast at the Poetry Café: On the Road » £4.50/£3.50 Michelle Cahill, Matthew Caley, R.A. Villanueva and David Evans discuss poetry, travel and journeys both literal and metaphorical

Round Table: Vahni Capildeo »

£6.00/£4.00

11:30–12:15 | The Green Room, St Leonards School, South Street Supported by St Leonards

10:00–11:00 | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Studio Theatre

Mr. Colombet, the Sommelier of Poetry » One to one encounters with poetry, à la Française

Supported by Fisher & Donaldson, The Scotsman and the Australia Council

12:00–14:00 | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Level 1 & 2 Foyers

Poetry on the Move: Harry Giles and Katherine McMahon » free Get your poetry kicks on route A91 from poets on the road

Workshop: The Appointed Hour » free On collaboration and location, led by Roderick Manson

10:00–12:30 | St Andrews and Dundee Bus Stations

12:00–16:00 | The Town Hall – Upper Foyer, and about town Email stanza@stanzapoetry.org to take part

In association with Stagecoach East and supported by the Scottish Book Trust Live Literature programme

To Love A Country and Be Forced to Leave » £6.00 A workshop on movement and migration with poet Patience Agbabi

free

Thanks to Historic Scotland, The British Golf Museum, MUSA, St Andrews Preservation Trust, J & G Innes and St Andrews Library

10:30–12:30 | Public Library, Church Square – Meeting Room

Poetry Market » free Poetry presses and stalls galore with something for everyone

In partnership with On at Fife Libraries Arts, Museums & Archives

12:00–16:00 | The Town Hall, Queens Gardens – Supper Room

Meet the Artist: Christodoulos Makris» free StAnza’s digital poet in residence for 2017 presents his work

Meet the Artist » free Meet poets whose work features in the After Hugh Miller installation

11:00–11:45 | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Conference Room

Past & Present » £4.00/£3.00 Jackie Kay on Nan Shepherd; Michelle Cahill on Judith Wright Two writers who were ahead of their time from Scotland and New Zealand 11:30–12:30 | The Town Hall, Queens Gardens – Council Chamber

Through their support for Michelle Cahill's travel to Scotland, this project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. Supported by EventScotland and part of Scotland's Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology 2017

Border Crossings » £4.00/£3.00 ¸ Reading: Aonghas MacNeacail, Jean Portante, Zoë Skoulding Join us for poetry in Gaelic and French, and in English translation 11:30–12:30 | The Undercroft, St John's House, South Street 8

12:15–13:00 | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Conference Room In association with Edinburgh Geological Society, St Andrews University Geobus, the Scottish Centre for Geopoetics, Our Dynamic Earth, Lochaber Geopark and the Friends of Hugh Miller

Poetry Café: Paula Varjack » £6.50/£5.00 Spice up your lunch with poetry from a dynamic performer 13:00–13:50 | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Studio Theatre Supported by Stuart’s Bakers and Butchers

Translation Showcase » £4.00/£3.00 Vicki Feaver, Aurélia Lassaque, Michel Cassir and Tessa Berring read their new translations in English and French 13:00–14:00 | The Town Hall, Queens Gardens – Council Chamber In association with the Scottish Poetry Library and Literature Across Frontiers as part of the Literary Europe Live project supported by Creative Europe


Meet the Artist » free Meet Hilke MacIntyre, the artist behind the Rhythm & Line exhibition 14:00–15:00 | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Café Bar

Border Crossings » £4.00/£3.00 Reading: Matthew Caley, R.A. Villanueva Two poets whose writing travels in time or place 14:15–15:15 | The Undercroft, St John's House – South Street

Past & Present » £4.00/£3.00 Aonghas MacNeacaill on Neruda; James Robertson on Hugh Miller Travel from the Heights of Macchu Picchu to the Scottish Highlands

Five O’Clock Verses » £6.00/£4.00 Reading: Patience Agbabi, Jim Carruth Two poets who combine the best of page poetry and performance 17:00–18:00 | Parliament Hall, South Street

Book Launch: New Boots and Pantisocracies » free Join co-editor Andy Jackson for the Scottish launch of a new anthology in which poetry engages with polemics 18:15–18:45 | J & G Innes, 107 South Street

In partnership with J & G Innes and New Boots and Pantisocracies

14:15–15:15 | The Town Hall, Queens Gardens – Council Chamber

Mr. Colombet, the Sommelier of Poetry » One to one encounters with poetry, à la Française

Quebec-UK Connexions: cinepoems » free Meet the artists behind this acclaimed filmpoem project between Scotland and Quebec (see also page 13)

Collective Reading » free Join us to read or listen at this year's collective reading

14:15–15:15 | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Conference Room

In Conversation: Hamish Brown and Jim Crumley » £7.00/£5.00 Two well-known Scottish nature writers discuss poetry, travel and seeking high places 15:30–16:30 | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Auditorium

Leasungspell with Bob Beagrie and friends » £5.00/£4.00 An Anglo-Saxon Fool's Tale journeys through the wilds of the Dark Ages 15:30–16:30 | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Studio Theatre

Round Table: Vicki Feaver »

£6.00/£4.00

15:45–16:30 | The Green Room, St Leonards School, South Street Supported by St Leonards

The Appointed Hour: The Outcome» Readings from today's collaborative workshop

free

15:55–16:10 | The Town Hall, Queens Gardens – Supper Room

free

18:15–19:15 | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Level 1 & 2 Foyers

18:55–19:05 | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Level 2 Foyer

Imprisoned Poets Reading with Scottish PEN » free Patience Agbabi and Magi Gibson give short readings from the work of imprisoned poets, presented by Brian Johnstone 19:10–19:40 | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Studio Theatre In partnership with Scottish PEN

Poetry Centre Stage » £9.50/£7.50 Readings: 20:00 – Sarah Howe; 21:00 – Jackie Kay Enjoy this double bill of poetry with a recent T.S. Eliot prize-winner, and Scotland’s popular new National Poet 20:00–22:00 | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Auditorium Supported by the School of English, St Andrews University

The StAnza Slam hosted by Paula Varjack » £4.00/£3.00 Expect a roller-coaster evening of poetry and entertainment 22:15–23:55 | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Auditorium To enter, see page 3

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Sunday 5 March Breakfast at the Poetry Café: Across Language » £4.50/£3.50 Aurélia Lassaque, Jacques Darras, Jean Portante and Zoë Skoulding discuss translating poetry with the spotlight on French 10:00–11:00 | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Studio Theatre Supported by Fisher & Donaldson

The StAnza Masterclass: led by Sarah Howe » £5.00/£4.00 In-depth critique and comment on submitted poems plus discussion 11:15–12:45 | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Auditorium See page 3 or online for submission details

Border Crossings » £4.00/£3.00 Reading: Katharine Towers, Vicki Husband Hear from two poets whose early collections dazzle and delight 11:30–12:30 | The Undercroft, St John's House, South Street

Here Come the Trolls! » £3.50/£2.50/£5.00 family Mischievous poetry for children with the ever lively Ron Butlin 12:00–13:00 | The Town Hall, Queens Gardens – Supper Room

Meet the Artist » free Join William Hershaw, Fiona Morton and Hugh Bryden: the poet, artist and designer behind the Flying Heich exhibition 12:15–13:15 | The Preservation Trust Museum, North Street

In partnership with St Andrews Preservation Trust Museum and Roncadora Press

Clydebuilt Showcase » £4.00/£3.00 Claire Quigley, Mark Russell, Juana Adcock, Jane Bonnyman Hear four recent graduates of the Clydebuilt Apprenticeship Scheme 13:00–14:00 | The Town Hall, Queens Gardens – Council Chamber In partnership with St Mungo’s Mirrorball

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Poetry Café: Steve Pottinger » £6.50/£5.00 An entertaining lunch with a poet of political passion and humour 13:00–13:50 | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Studio Theatre

Workshop: Performance Poetry » free Workshop on performance led by two of the Loud Poets 13:00–15:30 | The Town Hall, Queens Gardens – Upper Foyer Email stanza@stanzapoetry.org to take part In partnership with Loud Poets

Border Crossings » £4.00/£3.00 Reading: Michelle Cahill, Tess Taylor Our final Border Crossing event features poets from Australia and the USA 14:15–15:15 | The Undercroft, St John's House, South Street

Through their support for Michelle Cahill's travel to Scotland, this project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

Meet the Artist: Timothy Neat » free A chance to hear from the acclaimed writer, filmmaker and polymath 14:30–15:15 | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Conference Room


Screening of Hallaig, by Timothy Neat » free This film captures Sorley MacLean’s poetry and landscape 15:30–16:45 | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Auditorium Supported by EventScotland and part of Scotland's Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology 2017

A Tribute: Sandy Hutchison » free Celebrating the life and work of the great poet and friend to StAnza

Paula Varjack

Robert Crawford

Joan Margarit

Elaine Feinstein

Sarah Howe

Sibusiso Conelius Simelane

Jim Carruth

Kathleen Jamie

15:30–16:30 | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Studio Theatre

Round Table: Elaine Feinstein » £6.00/£4.00 A special reading and discussion with the acclaimed Elaine Feinstein 15:45–16:30 | St Mary's Hall, St Mary’s Quad, South Street

Loud Poets at StAnza » £6.00/£4.00 Spoken word and music the Loud Poets' way – cover your ears! 17:00–18:00 | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Studio Theatre

Poetry Centre Stage » £9.50/£7.50 Readings: 20:00 – Vahni Capildeo; 21:00 Elaine Feinstein A double bill of poetry from two award-winning poets, the latest Forward Prize winner and a former judge of the T.S. Eliot prize 20:00–22:00 | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Auditorium Supported by the School of English, St Andrews University

Festival Finale » free The festival ends with a musical send-off from the Ekobirds. Come and party along with StAnza 22:00–23:30 | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Café Bar

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Exhibitions, Installations, Screenings & Projections Rhythm and Line – Hilke MacInytre » The festival and town en-fête seen at a sharp angle

Flying Heich – William Hershaw & Fiona Morton » A view from the air: linocuts in progress from Roncadora Press

Orcadians: Seven Impromptus – Simon Manfield » An artist responds to the work of the poet George Mackay Brown

In partnership with St Andrews Preservation Trust Museum and Roncadora Press

Supported by EventScotland and part of Scotland's Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology 2017

2 – 5 March | The Preservation Trust Museum, North Street – Garden

1 Feb – 5 March | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Level 1

7 Feb – 1 April | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Level 4 Gallery

An Roghainn/The Choice –Alastair Jackson & Kenneth Steven » A tribute to Sorley MacLean; photographic images and poetry 27 Feb – 5 March | J & G Innes Ltd, 107 South Street In partnership with J & G Innes

Labyrinth » Lose yourself, or find yourself, in St Andrews' new labyrinth 1 – 5 March | Kinburn Park, St Andrews

Created through a joint project between Fife Council Parks and Countryside, Fife Community Works Programme, St Andrews Quaker Meeting and Dundee Friends Property Trust. The area is maintained by Fife Council Parks, Streets and Open Spaces.

StAnza’s Back Pages » Looking back at 20 festivals offers a great excuse to reflect 1 – 5 March |The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Level 2 Foyer

Suspended by a line » Poetry gears up for a climb, scaling mountain metaphors on the way 1 – 5 March | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Level 2 Foyer In association with Of Things Not Seen, edited by Stuart B. Campbell

The Eternally Packed Suitcase: Lisa Matthews » An installation with poetry packed into the gaps

1 – 5 March | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Level 2 Foyer

A Lover’s Complaint – Robin Gillanders » A series of visual haiku in response to work by Henry Gough-Cooper 2 – 5 March | The Town Hall, Queens Gardens, FCA&C Foyer 12

2 – 5 March | The Preservation Trust Museum, North Street

Step Forward – Mark Goodwin » Sound-enhanced poetry finds echoes in the garden In partnership with St Andrews Preservation Trust Museum

The Corbenic Poetry Path at StAnza » Encounter works from the Corbenic Poetry Path

2 – 5 March | The Preservation Trust Museum, North Street – Garden In partnership with St Andrews Preservation Trust Museum and the Corbenic Poetry Path

The Remedies – Katharine Towers » In the Old Chemist’s Shop, poetry responds to Bach’s Flower Remedies 2 – 5 March | The Preservation Trust Museum, North Street In partnership with St Andrews Preservation Trust Museum

Sightlines – Words on Canvas » Ekphrastic poetry responds to new artwork at the festival 2 – 4 March | Public Library, Church Square – Meeting Room

In partnership with On at Fife Libraries Arts, Museums & Archives and Words on Canvas


Digital Projections the sea the sea » An installation and book by American poet Robert Lax 5 March – 30 April | Cairn Gallery, Pittenweem KY10 2PZ

Poetry Loops » Loop showings of Quebecois-Scottish fimpoems by Geneviève Gosselin-G., Jonathan Lamy, Rachel McCrum, and Calum Rodger

2 – 5 March | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Conference Room

1 – 5 March | Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Levels 1 & 2 Throughout the festival this range of new and diverse digital installations will be projected in rotation. A Mountain to Climb » Mountain poems from the Poetry Map of Scotland After Hugh Miller » Selected new poems responding to Hugh Miller’s legacy

In partnership with Quebec-UK Connexions, a collaborative project between the Scottish Poetry Library and the Maison de la Poesie (Montreal) funded by the Quebec Government and British Council Canada

In association with Edinburgh Geological Society, St Andrews University Geobus, the Scottish Centre for Geopoetics, Our Dynamic Earth, Lochaber Geopark and the Friends of Hugh Miller

The Scores » Poetry lifted off the page – a sound selection from The Scores journal

Untranslatable » New poems attempt the impossible in response to untranslatable words

In partnership with The Scores and supported by the School of English, St Andrews University

Beyond Souvenirs » Commissioned poems on ancient souvenirs of travel

2 – 5 March | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street

StAnza’s Listening Booth » Listen to the voices of French poets

2 – 5 March | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street

GeoPoems » New poems from the GeoBus project work with schools In partnership with GeoBus and the Department of Earth Sciences, St Andrews University

In partnership with MUSA (the Museum of the University of St Andrews)

Resting on Almost: Maitreyabandhu » New poems responding to Cézanne paintings Browsing History: Christodoulos Makris » Where digital poetry meets Twitter bots Reusement: Jerome Fletcher » Digital text and image work based on a Java applet Hotelkamerverhalen: Bas Kwakman » Travels in poetry, and hotels visited on the road Published by De Arbeiderspers, 2017 Exhibitions/installations open during regular opening hours at Byre Theatre, J&G Innes & the Town Hall; also 13.00–17.00 Thurs–Sat at the Town Library except during events; and 11.00–17.00 at the Preservation Trust Museum

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If you would like to help support future Festivals, please use the donations jars at the Festival Desk, the ‘donate’ button on our website, or contact us on enquiries@stanzapoetry.org

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, Peter Mackay, Emma Jones and Oli Hazzard 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: 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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Venue Locations 1 Byre Theatre 2 Fraser Gallery 3 St John’s Undercroft 4 Zest 5 Parliament Hall 6 St Mary’s Hall 7 Town Hall 8 Public Library 9 Martyrs Kirk 10 University Library 11 MUSA 12 The Albany 13 The Trust Museum 14 The Green Room B Booksellers, J&G Innes Disabled Access except as follows: the Town Hall and Public Library ground floor have lift and ramp access; St Mary’s Hall, The Green Room, St Leonards School, Fraser Gallery, The Albany Hotel and St John’s Undercroft all have a few steps into each venue; we regret that the Preservation Trust Museum and the gallery at J & G Innes are not accessible to wheelchair users.


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Tues 28th

Wed 1st

Thursday Walk

Workshop Helen Mort

Reading

Lines of Ascent

J Ayachi D Wilson

2nd .+. Inspire at 10:30 Workshop Eddie Small D'Arcy W Thomp

Poetry Café K McMahon S Watt

Workshop Valerie Gillies Beyond the Atlas

Poetry Café Theatre

Friday Breakfast Heights

3rd

What would you Making a take with Living Poet J McGonigal you? Soc of M Goodwin Authors Reading

Poetry Café SC Simelane

House of Three Showcase

Reading

P&P

Reading

M Al-Massri

Homer War Poets

N Bissell K Chingonyi

Special P&P

Poetry in P Macher & Round Asta Fanney Table Sigurðardót Jackie Kay

P.Stephenson

Lecture Sasha Dugdale

Saturday Poetry Breakfast Poetry on the road

Workshop M Inspire Lofti Gill Session Round Table T A Clark M/t Artist Gillanders

P&P Spark & Mary, Q of Scots

P&P N Shepherd J Wright Poetry Café Paula Varjack Reading M Caley RVillanueva

Poems Aloud Aloud MeetArtist Recitation Words on Comp Canvas

In Conv/ ersation H Brown J Crumley

Reading

Reading

Reading

AB Jackson J Margarit

A Lassaque S Dugdale

J Carruth P Agbabi

Open Mic

Festival Launch with S Wellington

Poet/Road Sharp

4th Worksh/p P Agbabi To love a Reading country … A Mac Neacail Mr J Portante Colombet Translation Showcase Quebec UK Cinefilms Leasungspell B Beagrie & friends

Sommelier of Poetry

P&P H Miller P Neruda

R Table Vahni Capildeo M Artist Hugh Miller

Harry Giles Katherine McMahon McMahon

Meet Artist C Makris Poetry Market

Workshop Roderick

Mt/Artist Hilke The Appointed MacIntyre Hour

Round Table V Feaver

App. Hour Perf. Tbc Inspire Session

Sunday Poetry Breakfast Across Language Reading K Towers V Husband Poetry Café Theatre Poetry Café Steve Pottinger

Mass Rg

Sommelier of Poetry

Tribute to Alexander Hutchison

Poetry Café Theatre

Reading

Reading

Reading

Reading

John Agard Music in the Byre

Robert Crawford Reading

Jacques Darras Reading

Sarah Howe

Vahni Capildeo Reading

Alice Oswald

Kathleen Jamie

Jackie Kay

Elaine Feinstein

Jazz Night

Open Mic

Slam

Finale Party

Inklight Showcase

Paula Varjack

MasterClass Sarah Howe Meet Artist F Heich Clydebuilt Showcase

Meet Artist M Cahill Timothy Tess Taylor Neat

Roll Over Atlantic

Reading

5th

Reading

Loud Poets Book L/ch N Boots &

Imprisoned Poets

Poetry on the Move

Hallaig by Timothy Neat

Here come

the Trolls Ron Butlin Workshp Perf/ Poetry with Loud Poets Round Table

Feinstein

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Through their support for Michelle Cahill's travel to Scotland, this project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

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