Events - Festival 2020

Border Crossings

Thursday 5 March, 11:30 - 12:30
Parliament Hall, South Street
or call the Byre Theatre Box Office on 01334 475000

Reading: Shehzar Doja, Tim Turnbull

This Border Crossings session brings together two poets whose definitive voices and styles play with poetic form in both writing and performance. Shehzar Doja is an invigorating new poet who has performed internationally and whose work has appeared in a number of journals and anthologies. Named a Youth Icon by Bangladesh’s NewAge newspaper in 2017, he stands out for his beautiful yet unflinching poetry. Shehzar will be reading alongside Tim Turnbull, who has performed his sharp and witty poetry internationally for over 25 years—with his first full collection, Stranded in Sub-Atomica (Donut Press, 2005) shortlisted for the Felix Dennis Prize for Best First Collection in 2006. Tim has seen his poetry published in numerous anthologies and magazines, as well as several pieces of supernatural fiction. 

NB: Please note that venues open 10 minutes before an event starts, and Parliamant Hall has no Front of House area to wait inside before the house opens.

Participants: Shehzar Doja and Tim Turnbull
Shehzar Doja: Brian Cook
Tim Turnbull: Shiona McArthur


Parliament Hall, South Street

Location: On the south side of South Street opposite the Criterion Bar

Parliament Hall hosted the first major events of the StAnza Festival in its founding year of 1998. It has been used as a main venue for the festival ever since...