A date to note for 2014

Wednesday 1 January 2014

Tanya Shirley

Happy New Year! Now 2014 is with us, here’s an early date for this year’s diary. Tickets for StAnza 2014 will go on public sale next week on Friday 10th January. For full details, check our website at www.stanzapoetry.org and before you draw up your own StAnza schedule, be sure to note several updates to the programme with new events and participants just added, including the poet W. N. Herbert and King Creosote of Fence Records.

First of all, we’ve several additions to the programme for Friday 7th March.

At 10.30am, Tanya Shirley will tutor a workshop on “Pop Story Gi Mi: The Art of Narrative Poetry”. Later that day the poet W. N. Herbert will join Tanya Shirley for the Five O’Clock Verses reading at 5.00pm in Parliament Hall.

On the Friday afternoon at 3.30pm, we’re delighted to be collaborating with the University of St Andrews Library on their first Poetry Aloud competition, in which students will compete for a prize for best recitation or performance of a published poem.

In another innovation for 2014, for the first time we will also have a poetry coach in residence at the festival. Philippa Johnston will be available to book for 90 minute individual sessions. And for our final night party to play out the festival, King Creosote will be making his first appearance at StAnza.

Full details of all these new events can be found online at www.stanzapoetry.org, and keep watching this space for more updates on ticket sales.