There are changes in prospect at StAnza. Eleanor Livingstone, who has been such a brilliant Festival Director, has decided to step down from that post in 2021. So we will be advertising later this year for an Assistant Festival Director to shadow Eleanor during the preparations for the 2021 Festival, and then – always funding permitting! – to step up to the plate as Director for the next festivals.
Naturally we’ll be singing Eleanor’s praises nearer the time of her actual departure. We’re announcing this now because if there’s anyone out there who longs to take the helm at StAnza, then of course they should be planning to come to StAnza 2020. We’re sure anyone with love of poetry festivals will have made their plans to come this year, for the sheer pleasure and professionalism of StAnza. But if you were swithering, and you are looking for a leadership role in a very special sector, this is your signal to go on and book your tickets!