This Thurday, 6th October, is National Poetry Day, 2011 in the UK, with a theme this year of "Games". StAnza's contribution to this is our Friendly Slam at The Byre Theatre in St Andrews next Saturday, 8th October, in partnership with Inky Fingers, when we'll have great fun with the Games theme. The National Poetry Day website has a What's On listing if you want to find out what might be happening near you.
We have been sent details of various activities taking place, including a re-dediation event at the Poetry Garden at the Botanic Gardens in Glasgow at around 1.00 pm. The Poetry Garden was built ten years ago as part of Japan 2001. For its 10th anniversary, it has been relocated to a more prominent position at the top of the hill within the Botanic Gardens, next to the small pavilion above the flagpole and the Rose Garden. We hope they have sunshine, but if it rains, it will move indoors. The Consul-General of Japan will be present at a Japanese tea party and there will be readings from Tom Leonard and Katherine Sowerby.