Events - Festival 2018

Five O’Clock Verses

Friday 3 March, 17:00 - 18:00
Parliament Hall, South Street

Reading: Sasha Dugdale, Aurélia Lassaque

As part of our focus on French for 2017, we’re delighted to welcome poet Aurélia Lassaque, who writes in French and Occitan, to the StAnza stage. A member of the European poetry platform Versopolis, Lassaque is inspired by collaborations between different artforms and her readings intertwine poetry and singing. An active advocate of linguistic diversity, she’s reading alongside another poet who encourages the crossing of language boundaries, Sasha Dugdale, who is also a translator and editor of Modern Poetry in Translation. Dugdale has published a number of collections, most recently Red House, and in 2016 she won the Forward Prize for Best Single Poem.

Participants: Sasha Dugdale and Aurélia Lassaque
Aurélia Lassaque: Evelyn Flores
Sasha Dugdale: Paul King


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...