Events - Festival 2020

Border Crossings

Friday 6 March, 11:30 - 12:30
Parliament Hall, South Street
or call the Byre Theatre Box Office on 01334 475000

Reading: Zoë Skoulding, Pauli Tapio

This morning brings together two poets and translators whose skilful wordplay creates striking original poetry, as well as beautiful translations of others’ work, opening up each poem to an ever growing audience. Poet, critic and translator Zoë Skoulding’s work plays with sound in both the written and the performative form. Her third collection, The Museum of Disappearing Sounds (2013), was shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry. Reading with her will be Pauli Tapio, a Finnish poet whose debut collection, Sparrows and Time (2017), was awarded the Helsingin Sanomat Book Award, and the International Bridges of Struga for best debut work. His poetry takes special interest in the rhythms of the Finnish language, and plays with the formal and stylistic conventions of poetic tradition.

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: Zoë Skoulding and Pauli Tapio
Zoë Skoulding: Anna Terék


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...