A Bird is not a Stone - StAnza presents Palestinian poetry for the SMHAFF

Tuesday 9 September 2014

A Bird is not a Stone This year's SMHAFF Festival runs from 1st to 19th October and the theme for 2014 is "Power". Once again there will be a Fife programme as part of this in which StAnza will feature. Our event in St Andrews this year for the MHAFF will be a presentation of contemporary poetry from Palestine, as translated by a wealth of Scottish poets, in collaboration with Sarah Irving and Henry Bell, editors of "A Bird is not a Stone", a new anthology from Freight Books which was published earlier this year. Two of the Scottish poets involved in the anthology, Christine De Luca, Edinburgh's new Makar, and Harry Giles will be amongst those reading at our StAnza event on 11th October. The original versions in Palestinian will be read by Abla Oudeh. Abla Oudeh Our event to celebrate this new anthology will take place on Saturday 11th October from 2.00pm to 3.00pm in the Council Chamber at the Town Hall, Queens Gardens, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9TA. The event is free, but is subject to the capacity of the venue, so if you want to be sure of a seat, email info@stanzapoetry.org to reserve one. And for more details on what else is happening in Fife during the SMHAFF, full details are online at http://www.mhfestival.com/images/SMHAFF_Fife_Brochure_2014.pdf. A bird is not a stone cover