Events - Festival 2020

The StAnza Slam

Saturday 7 March, 22:15 - 23:55
Byre Theatre, Abbey Street - Auditorium
or call the Byre Theatre Box Office on 01334 475000

With MC Katie Ailes

It’s a highlight of the festival and a touchstone of the Scottish spoken word scene: what better way to round off the day than with the annual StAnza slam? Whether you come to compete for the coveted slam title or to cheer on the contestants, a night of thrills is guaranteed. Guiding us through the evening is our 2015 champion, Katie Ailes of the Loud Poets. Start your engines and may the best poet win! Our fantastic slam judges are spoken word pioneer Joelle Taylor, Sheila Wakefield of Red Squirrel Press, and StAnza 2020 poet in residence Robbie MacLeòid.

As well as fame, glory and a spot at the Scottish National Slam Championships, the winner receives a small cash prize and a bottle of gin, kindly donated by Fife's own Darnley's Gin.

To take part, email your name, email address and mobile number to by 22 February 2020. Places are limited.

In association with Loud Poets

Participants: Katie Ailes
Katie Ailes: Perry Jonsson


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 &...