Going Dutch

In this year’s dedicated language focus, we’re shining a spotlight on the three languages of Flanders and the Netherlands: Flemish, Dutch and Frisian. As well as showcasing poets at both ends of the page and performance spectrum working in each of these languages, we’ll have a number of installations and exhibitions, allowing you to get up close and personal with a poetry scene so close to our own and yet so little known.  

Festival Launch Extravaganza »

A sneak peek at some of the highlights of StAnza 2018

Wed 7 March | 18:30 - 20:45 | FREE | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Auditorium

StAnza’s Listening Booth (I) Poetry International »

Listen to the voices of Dutch poetry

Thu 8 March | 10:00 - 22:00 | FREE | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Level 2 Foyer

StAnza’s Listening Booth (II): Podcast »

Listen to extracts from the Ondercast literary podcasts

Thu 8 March | 10:00 - 22:00 | FREE | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Level 2 Foyer

Poetry Loops »

Loop showings of short poetry films

Thu 8 March | 10:00 - 22:00 | FREE | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Conference Room

Dutch Tilt »

Poetry from the Netherlands and Flanders on show at StAnza in this cabinet exhibition

Thu 8 March | 10:00 - 22:00 | FREE | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Level 2 Foyer

Graphic poetry »

Word and image are intertwined in these unusual artworks by Lies Van Gaase

Thu 8 March | 10:00 - 17:00 | FREE | Public Library, Church Square, Meeting Room

Border Crossings »

Reading: Thomas Möhlmann, Will Harris

Thu 8 March | 11:30 - 12:30 | £4.50/£3.50 | The Town Hall, Queens Gardens, Supper Room

Meet the Artist: Lies Van Gasse »

Learn more about Lies Van Gasse’s “graphic poetry”

Thu 8 March | 13:30 - 14:15 | FREE | Public Library, Church Square, Meeting Room

Special Past & Present »

A rare encounter with treasures from the University of St Andrews Library’s Special Collections

Thu 8 March | 15:30 - 16:30 | FREE but ticketed | Napier Room, Martyrs Kirk, North Street

Poetry Centre Stage »

A double bill of poetry for Thursday evening
20:00 Reading – Ester Naomi Perquin
21:00 Reading – Michael Symmons Roberts

Thu 8 March | 20:00 - 22:00 | £9.75/£8.00 | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Auditorium

Breakfast at the Poetry Café: Borderlines »

With Miriam Gamble, Julie Johnstone, Iggy McGovern and Lies Van Gasse

Fri 9 March | 10:00 - 11:10 | £4.75/£3.75 | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Studio Theatre

Past & Present »

Polly Atkin on Jane Cooper; Jan Baeke on H.H. ter Balkt

Fri 9 March | 14:15 - 15:15 | £4.50/£3.50 | The Town Hall, Queens Gardens, Council Chamber

Breakfast at the Poetry Café: The Self »

Interrogating the "I" in poetry with Sara Hirsch, Jan Baeke and Luke Pell

Sat 10 March | 10:00 - 11:10 | £4.75/£3.75 | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Studio Theatre

Poetry on the Street Corner »

Catch a glimpse of our poets taking poetry for a walk this afternoon

Sat 10 March | 12:00 - 16:00 | FREE | Around the festival and around St Andrews

In Performance »

From Belgium, New Zealand and Germany, three exciting voices launch out across boundaries

Sat 10 March | 15:30 - 16:30 | £5.50/£4.50 | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Studio Theatre

Five O’Clock Verses »

Reading: Tara Bergin, Tsead Bruinja

Sat 10 March | 17:00 - 18:00 | £6.50/£4.50 | Parliament Hall, South Street

The StAnza Slam »

With MC Andy Fierens

Sat 10 March | 22:15 - 23:59 | £4.50/£3.50 | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Auditorium

Breakfast at the Poetry Café: Translation »

Poets and translators discuss the pleasure, potential and problems of translation

Sun 11 March | 10:00 - 11:00 | £4.75/£3.75 | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Studio Theatre

Border Crossings »

Reading: Paula Jennings from Under A Spell Place, Frank Starik from The Lonely Funeral

Sun 11 March | 11:30 - 12:30 | £4.50/£3.50 | The Undercroft, St John's House, South Street

Poetry Café: Andy Fierens »

Enjoy an entertaining lunch with Andy Fierens

Sun 11 March | 13:00 - 13:50 | £6.75/£5.50 | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Studio Theatre

Catastrophe/Forms : WW1 in 9 Pictures »

A poetry performance created and arranged by Johann Reißer, performed by the Byre Youth Theatre under the direction of Ashley Foster and Stephen Jones

Sun 11 March | 15:30 - 16:30 | FREE | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Auditorium