In these challenging times, when so many people need to stay home, StAnza will be working on our own and with partners to share online material in different formats from this year’s festival and also older material commissioned by StAnza or prepared for our festivals. Our hope is that we can offer a range of poetry in all registers and moods to engage, entertain and inspire you over the weeks ahead. Eventually we’ll hope to have this collected in an accessible way, but meantime we’ll be sharing material via our blog and distributing this by newsletters and on social media.
The Museums of the University of St Andrews, with whom we often collaborate for the festival, approached us last week asking about material which they can include in their own plans to provide material online. Yesterday the first result of this collaboration was shared by them on social media. An excerpt of a poem we commissioned for StAnza 2015 from J.L. Williams was included in post with a video of material from the museum’s collections. If you are on Facebook or Twitter, you can follow them at: https://www.facebook.com/MuseumsUniStA/ and https://twitter.com/MuseumsUniStA @MuseumsUniStA. We are trying to find out if the video is available online other than on Facebook or Twitter. Meantime, however, you can hear J.L. Williams read her poem online and find out more about the project which inspired it at these links: