Spoken Word & Drama

Photo: Anna Stewart

Spoken word and performance poetry is a dynamic part of the poetry scene nowadays and we showcase some of the best performers at StAnza. You’ll find them at our lunchtime Poetry Café events, the annual StAnza Slam and elsewhere on the programme. We also regularly explore the boundaries between poetry and drama in plays, poetry theatre and spoken word shows.

Poetry Café: Angie Strachan and Colin Bramwell »

Lunchtime poetry from two of Scotland’s funniest spoken word poets

Thu 5 March | 13:00 - 13:50 | £7.00/£5.75 | Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Studio Theatre

Poetry Café: Sabrina Mahfouz »

Immediate, powerful, necessary poetry served up with a lunchtime snack

Fri 6 March | 13:00 - 13:50 | £7.00/£5.75 | Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Studio Theatre

Poetry Café: Tony Walsh »

Spoken word from a poet who spoke for a city

Sat 7 March | 13:00 - 13:50 | £7.00/£5.75 | Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Studio Theatre

Songs My Enemy Taught Me »

Visceral poetry from Joelle Taylor

Sat 7 March | 15:30 - 16:30 | £5.50/£4.50 | Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Auditorium

The StAnza Slam »

With MC Katie Ailes

Sat 7 March | 22:15 - 23:59 | £4.50/£3.50 | Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Auditorium

Poetry Café: Birdspeed »

Lunch and verses with the reigning UK and BBC slam champion

Sun 8 March | 13:00 - 13:50 | £7.00/£5.75 | Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Studio Theatre

The Remains of Logan Dankworth »

The latest verse play from spoken word stalwart Luke Wright

Sun 8 March | 15:30 - 16:30 | £5.50/£4.50 | Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Studio Theatre