A StAnza Double Bill for Book Week

Sunday 1 November 2015

It’s good to see the sun shining today to herald in November as this is always a month when good things happen in St Andrews, especially during the last week. First of all, we are celebrating Book Week Scotland from Monday 23rd to Sunday 29th. Starting from today, throughout the month there will also ;be events around town as part of the fourth St Andrews Food and Drink Festival, and then in the final days of November, the town will celebrate the run up to St Andrews Day on 30th November, when the StAnza programme for 2016 will be launched.

As part of Book Week Scotland, and nicely fitting in with the other events, StAnza will host a Double Bill event with our friends at Zest Coffee Shop on Thursday 26th November. This follows our hugely successful Choc-Lit event in Zest last November.

For Book Week 2015, we’ve invited Andy Jackson, editor of Double Bill, the popular sequel to Split Screen, to bring his road show to St Andrews for a StAnza special.

The live Double Bill show which he tours around the UK is afast-moving sixty-minute mix of poetry, visuals, sounds and ideas from some of the UK’s best-loved poets, including W. N. Herbert and Tim Turnbull. Double Bill (published in 2014 by Red Squirrel Press) is an anthology of poems taking their influences from movies, television, music and popular culture. A stellar cast of over 100 writers contributed poems on a range of themes ranging from Morecambe & Wise and The Italian Job to The Archers and Van Morrison.

The St Andrews Double Bill will take place at Zest Coffee Shop, 95 South Street, St Andrews, on Thursday 26th November from 6.30pm to 8.00pm featuring a selection of poets who appear in the anthology. It will be a free event but limited by the capacity of the venue, so if you’d like to book a seat, please email stanza@stanzapoetry.org.

And there’s more information on Book Week Scotland at www.scottishbooktrust.com/reading/book-week-scotland/book-week-scotland-2015.