October Poetry Round-Up

Sunday 13 October 2019

Good morning. We have seen blue skies and sunshine here in Fife this weekend and the autumn colours are glowing. This autumn is offering plenty of poetry as well.

StAnza's own Anna Crowe is launching her new collection on 16 October at a Poetry Association of Scotland event at the Scottish Poetry Library in Edinburgh. Information on all events at the Scottish Poetry Library at this link. Anna will also be reading with Stewart Conn on 19 October at Platform in Ladybank.

Later in October, come and enjoy poetry for autumn at St Andrews Botanic Gardens with the Dean Poets, Patricia Ace, Anna Crowe, Vicki Feaver, Stephanie Green, Paula Jennings and Jane McKie. This is a Sunday afternoon event on 27 October from 2.00pm to 4.30pm. There will be an interval when tea, coffee and cakes will be served as part of the admission price, and books may be bought.

Tickets £12 / £10 concession to Friends of the Garden and students

We are also keen to direct lots of attention to an event in St Andrews in November which follows our Arabic language events at StAnza this year. A fundraiser for for the charity, Embrace the Middle East takes place on Saturday 16 November at 7.30pm at St Leonard's Church, Donaldson Gardens, St Andrews. Douglas Dunn and Anna Crowe will be reading. Tickets available online at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/poetry-reading-tickets-73124721009 or on the door: £10 or £5 for under 21s

Finally, if you haven't checked yet checked out The Arch, you can find our ebook featuring William Soutar poems online here.

‘Into the quiet of this room
Words from the clamorous world come:
The shadows of the gesturing year
Quicken upon the stillness here.’