Events - Festival 2020

Five O’Clock Verses

Thursday 5 March, 17:00 - 18:00
Parliament Hall, South Street
or call the Byre Theatre Box Office on 01334 475000

Reading: Alec Finlay, Charlotte Van den Broeck

StAnza 2020’s first Five O’Clock Verses brings together two poets from Belgium and Scotland respectively. Charlotte Van den Broeck is an engaging poet whose use of narrative poetic structure, and performative approach to her readings, creates a sense of dramatic tension for readers and audiences alike. Her work has been widely translated and critically acclaimed, winning the Herman De Coninck Debut prize and triannual Paul Snoek Prize. Charlotte will be reading translations by David Colmer. Alec Finlay is an internationally recognised and award-winning poet and artist who works across creative mediums to explore how the diversity of cultures can relate to landscape and ecology. Alongside publishing several folios and pamphlets, he has curated temporary art exhibitions and installations around the UK, with several works in permanent residence at Jupiter Artland.

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.

Charlotte Van den Broeck's appearance at StAnza is part of New Dutch Writing, presented by the Dutch Foundation for Literature, and is also supported by Flanders Literature.

Alec Finlay: Tom Mannion
Charlotte Van den Broeck: Bart Vandermoeren


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...