Happy New Year from everyone at StAnza and all best wishes for 2017.
There are now just two months to go before the festival starts on 1st March, plus pre-festival workshops on 28th February and 1st March. Tickets for StAnza 2017 will be on sale from 10:00 on Monday 9th January 2017, by phone, online or in person.
So if you haven't already done so, now is your chance to browse the programme and work out your own highlights. If you book in January you can benefit from our generous early bird discount, and if it's a workshop or round table which is calling your name, be warned - these more intimate events often sell out very quickly, so it’s worth getting in there early. We’ve recently added two more Round Table events to the programme, with Thomas A. Clark and Vicki Feaver, and our Past & Present strand now also features the poetry of Mary, Queen of Scots, so if you haven’t checked the programme for updates, why not do so now.
You can find box office details on the booking page on our website at www.stanzapoetry.org (but bear in mind that the direct links to the box office won't go live until 9th January). The Byre Theatre is providing our box office again this year. For telephone bookings, the phone number is 01334 475000 and you can book in person during the theatre's opening hours. The Byre Theatre is on Abbey Street in St Andrews.
You can also see the festival events as thus far confirmed in a spreadsheet matrix.
The printed brochure will also be available in January, with a launch at the National Library of Scotland in Edinburgh being planned for 24th January. Meantime, with a full page for each event plus an additional page on each participant, the programme is available to browse at your leisure on the StAnza website. We are continuing to update and finalise this so do check back for any programme changes and some exciting extra events and participants before you book, and we'll also be posting regular updates of programme additions and highlights on the StAnza Blog. And if you haven’t sorted out your travel and accommodation yet, then there’s helpful information for you on our travel and accommodation pages.
If you don’t live too far away, we’ll also shortly have details of this year’s pre-festival Poetry Book Group in St Andrews, at which we’ll read and discuss some of the festival poets. Watch the StAnza Blog for news on this.
Meantime, we're counting down the days until we see you at StAnza in March.