Events - Festival 2020

Imprisoned Poets Reading

Friday 6 March, 15:30 - 16:30
Byre Theatre, Abbey Street - Auditorium
free / ticketed
or call the Byre Theatre Box Office on 01334 475000

Readings from the work of imprisoned poets

Join us for a moment of solidarity at this annual event in which poets appearing at the festival read a selection of poems by imprisoned writers. In celebrating the work of these poets, we refuse to let them be silenced.

Ian Crockatt, Martin Malone and Pauline Prior-Pitt will read from the works of selected imprisoned poets and Jenni Calder will read poems from Scottish PEN's Declarations project. With an introduction to the work of the charity from Jane Archer, Chair of the Scottish PEN Writers at Risk Committee. The event will be chaired by StAnza's honorary president Brian Johnstone.

In association with Scottish PEN

Brian Johnstone: Ross Wilson
Martin Malone: Vega Brennan
Pauline Prior-Pitt: Cara Forbes Stenning


Auditorium – Byre Theatre, Abbey Street

Location: At the top of Abbey Street off the east end of South Street. Also accessible from the Byre Close, off South Street.

Includes: Auditorium, Studio Theatre, Conference Room, foyers, Café Bar &...