Location: St Andrews, Fife
Tickets on sale: early January 2018
It’s that time of year again! Between Wednesday 7 and Sunday 11 March 2018, we’ll be filling the town of St Andrews with all things poetical – and we do hope you’ll join us. We’ve got a jam packed programme for you, with events, installations and exhibitions which celebrate and interrogate this year’s festival themes of Borderlines and The Self.
While questions about Borderlines open up increasingly fraught debate in the world we live in, borders are often the most productive space for poetry: after all, art is all about a meeting of differences, about opening up to the unexpected, about being able to hold opposites together. Of course, poetry also allows us to cross the borders between the self and the other, and in our second theme for 2018 we’ll be considering how The Self is expressed in poetry, and looking to open up questions of identity and character.
We’re excited about a particularly international line-up this year, with poets and artists joining us from China, Korea, New Zealand, Trinidad, Germany, Ireland, Estonia, the Netherlands and Flanders. Complementing this is our Going Dutch focus, shining the spotlight on poetry and culture from Flanders and the Netherlands and poets there who write in Dutch and Frisian. And of course we’ll be showcasing UK-based poets, artists, musicians, writers and filmmakers, both those at the top of their game and emerging voices to get excited about. Through readings, performances and discussions, film, music and exhibitions, workshops and open mics, StAnza 2018 explores and celebrates the whole range and spectrum of poetry today, from spoken word to concrete poetry. We look forward to seeing you there!
StAnza 2018 : 7 - 11 March : Gallery
Photos of poets and others taking part in StAnza 2018 and some of our favourite venue or atmosphere shots of St Andrews
More than 60 poets will take part in about 100 events
Headline Poets for 2018 include:
Michael Symmons Roberts
* Programme may be adjusted prior to tickets going on sale
Venues: The Byre Theatre – Auditorium, Studio Theatre, Conference Room and foyers, St John’s Undercroft, Parliament Hall, St Mary's Hall, The Town Hall - Supper Room & Council Chamber, The Public Library, the Preservation Trust Museum, The Green Room, J&G Innes, Zest, Fraser Gallery and others to be announced.
Funding for 2018
StAnza is funded by Creative Scotland, EventScotland and Fife Council and supported by the University of St Andrews, the School of English, StayInStAndrews and St Leonards. For 2018 we are also grateful for support from Al-Maktoum College Community Fund through Foundation Scotland, Culture Ireland as part of GB18: Promoting Irish Arts in Britain, the Dutch Foundation for Literature, the Royal Netherlands Embassy, Flanders Literature, The Government of Flanders, LTI Korea, the British Council, the Estonian Literature Centre, and the Goethe-Institut.