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

Diana Hendry, Pied Piper »

Drop in for some poetry from the prize-winning children's writer

Fri 8 March | 16:00 - 16:20 | FREE | The Town Hall, Queens Gardens, Upstairs Foyer

Laughable Limericks »

A children’s workshop in which we create our own nonsense verse

Sun 10 March | 12:00 - 13:00 | £3 admits one child and one accompanying adult; all further tickets cost £2 | The Garden Room, The Scores