Children's Events

Photo: Al Buntin

StAnza has always featured events for young poetry fans. From readings by children’s authors to staged performances, they are targeted at the age groups specified in the listings. Poets make school visits prior to and during the festival and we are actively involved in work with teachers on developing poetry teaching skills. StAnza exhibits at the festival the poetry and artwork produced by local pupils during the school workshops and projects delivered for StAnza. 

Bookbug! »

Rhymes, rhythms and word-filled fun for toddlers and pre-schoolers

Tue 3 March | 10:00 - 10:30 | FREE | Public Library, Church Square

the plastic debris of the oceans »

For Scotland's Year of Coasts and Waters, local young people engaged through poetry with the large and diverse range of waste material found washed up on the beaches of the Forth. Installations in J & G Innes upstairs gallery and also at the Byre Theatre.

Wed 4 March | 09:00 - 22:00 | FREE | J & G Innes Ltd, Booksellers, South Street, Upstairs Gallery

Poetry of Folklore »

Young people from Fife schools explored the Folklore of Fife, Scotland and the World in poetry and art with poet Rachel Plummer

Wed 4 March | 10:00 - 22:00 | FREE | Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Level 1 & 2 Foyers

Wain »

Watercolours responding to Rachel Plummer’s re-imagining of Scottish myths

Thu 5 March | 09:15 - 16:45 | FREE | Public Library, Church Square, Meeting Room

Mermaids and messages in bottles »

A poetry workshop for children with Rachel Plummer

Sat 7 March | 14:30 - 15:30 | £3 admits one child and one accompanying adult; all further tickets cost £2 | Public Library, Church Square, Meeting Room

Meet the Artist »

Meet the poet behind the Carnegie-nominated Wain

Sat 7 March | 16:15 - 16:45 | FREE | Public Library, Church Square, Meeting Room