Past Participants: Writers, Speakers & Tutors

Listings of all our StAnza writers, speakers and tutors since 1998. If you wish to find out more, you can search the past festivals archive (from 2015) for poets, artists and events, or browse earlier festivals (2005 to 2014) on our old website at past.stanzapoetry.org.

Writers, Speakers & Tutors Featured Year(s) Appearing in capacity
Katy Ailes   2017 workshop leader
John Akpata   2010 speaker
Michael Alexander   2003 speaker
Darren Anderson   2016 speaker
Neil Anderson   2009 speaker
Neil Astley   2005, 2011 lecturer, speaker
Tiffany Atkinson   2010 speaker
Jamie Reid Baxter   2015 speaker
Jo Bell   2012, 2015 workshop tutor
David Boll   2007 editor, speaker
Ian Blyth   2012 speaker
David Borthwick   2013 speaker
Carly Brown   2015 writer
Caroline Brown   2014 writer
David Brown   2011 speaker
Hamish Brown   2017 speaker
Philippa-Alys Browne   1998 workshop tutor
Alison Burns   2016 speaker
John Burnside   2016 workshop leader
Larry Butler   2004, 2005, 2017 renga master poet, workshop tutor, speaker
Gerry Cambridge   2012, 2015, 2016 speaker, workshop tutor, editor
Sir Menzies Campbell MP   2002 speaker
Stuart B. Campbell   2015 speaker
Lara Cantizani   2005 publisher, speaker
Chris Carter   2012 speaker
Ciaran Carson   2011 workshop tutor
Aimée Chalmers   2007 editor, speaker
A.C. Clarke   2012 speaker
Drew Clegg   1999, 2001, 2003, 2006, 2009 speaker
Ken Cockburn   2017 speaker
Stewart Conn   2017 speaker
Alastair Cook   2012 speaker
Katherine R. Cooper   2011 speaker
Swithun Cooper   2010 speaker
Neil Corcoran   2004 speaker
Robert Crawford   2012 speaker
Anna Crowe   2012 speaker
Claire Crowther   2011 workshop tutor
Jim Crumley   2017 speaker
Tadeusz Dąbrowski   2012 speaker
Claudia Daventry   2016 speaker
Barbara Davey   2017 speaker
Kwame Dawes   2012 speaker, workshop tutor
Louis de Bernières   2004 novelist, speaker
Richard Demarco   2007 speaker
Gawain Douglas   2011 speaker
Lesley Duncan   1999, 2014 speaker
Carrie Etter   2011 speaker
David Evans   2013, 2017 speaker
Marco Fazzini   2009, 2014 speaker
Jane Feaver   2005 editor, speaker
Gerrie Fellows   2015 workshop tutor
S.J. Fowler   2016 workshop leader, speaker
Peter France   2005 translator, speaker
Anne-Marie Fyfe   2010 speaker
Jackie Galley   2006 workshop tutor
Janice Galloway   2008 novelist, speaker
Valerie Gillies   2017 workshop leader
Duncan Glen   2001 speaker
John Glenday   2012 workshop tutor
Pauline Gray   2009 speaker
Lavinia Greenlaw   2012 speaker, workshop tutor
Andrew Greig   2013 speaker, writer
Kirsty Gunn   2013 speaker
Ben Gwalchmai   2015 writer
Marilyn Hacker   2011 speaker
Mandy Haggith   2013 writer, speaker
Stephen Halliwell   2010 speaker
Robin Harper MSP   2006 speaker
Graham Hartill   2004 workshop tutor
Seamus Heaney   2010 speaker
Joy Hendry   2004 speaker
Sarah Hesketh   2017 speaker
Ian Higgins   1998 speaker
Rozalie Hirs   2012 speaker
Stephen Holland   2003 speaker
Sarah Holland-Batt   2016 speaker, poet
Matthew Hollis   2012 speaker
Richard Holloway   2005 speaker
Brian Holton   2011 speaker
Peggy Hughes   2014 speaker
Roger Hutchinson   2013 writer
Alexander Hutchison   2015 workshop tutor
Helen Ivory   2012 speaker
Andy Jackson   2012, 2017 speaker, editor
Kay Redfield Jamison   2003 lecturer
Angela Jarman   2013 speaker
Derry Jeffares   1998 speaker
Brian Johnstone   2011, 2016 speaker
Julie Johnstone   2008 speaker, artist
Chris Jones   2005, 2007, 2011, 2012 speaker
Robin Jones   2015 speaker, editor
Tom Jones   2008 speaker
Brian Keenan   2003 speaker
Stuart Kelly   2009, 2011 speaker
William Kenefick   2014 speaker
A L Kennedy   2006 novelist
David Kinloch   2011 workshop tutor
Bas Kwakman   2015, 2017 speaker
Emmanuelle Lacore-Martin   2017 speaker
Brian Lang   2003 speaker
Elodie Laügt   2017 speaker
Nigel Leask   2009 speaker
Javier Letrán   2005 speaker
Yang Lian   2011 speaker
Jenny Lindsay   2008 speaker
Antonia Lloyd-Jones   2012 speaker
Catherine Lockerbie   2013 speaker
Sara Lodge   2009 speaker
Corinna Salvadori Lonergan   2012 speaker
Edna Longley   2002 lecturer
Gerry Loose   2010 speaker
José Rodríguez López   2005 publisher, speaker
Norman McBeath   2012 speaker
David MacClay   2009 speaker
james McGonigal   2011 speaker
Peter Mackay   2014 writer
Rob A. MacKenzie   2010 speaker
Robin MacKenzie   2012 speaker
Bernard MacLaverty   2007 film-maker, speaker
Kevin Mclean   2017 workshop leader
Neil McLennan   2017 speaker
Hugh McMillan   2011 speaker
Joyce McMillan   2012 speaker
Kevin MacNeil   2011 speaker
David McOmish   2015 speaker
Nikola Madzirov   2012 speaker
Harry Man   2016 workshop leader
Jules Mann   2007 speaker
Susan Manning   2000 lecturer
Roderick Manson   2017 workshop leader
Robyn Marsack   2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2011 speaker
Hugh Martin   2000 speaker
Glyn Maxwell   2015 lecturer, poet
Bob Mitchell   2003 speaker
Alistair Moffat   2009 speaker
David Morley   2012 workshop tutor
Michael Morpurgo   2005 novelist, editor
Fiona Morrison   2004 speaker
Helen Mort   2017 workshop leader
Elaine Murray MSP   2003 speaker
Timothy Neat   2017 speaker
Helena Nelson   2005, 2008, 2011 speaker
Alistair Noon   2010 speaker
Berbard O'Donaghue   2012 speaker
Dennis O'Driscoll   2010 speaker
Ben Okri   2010 speaker
Don Paterson   2011 speaker
Derek Patrick   2014 speaker
Jila Peacock   2011 speaker
Tom Petsinis   2011 speaker
Jill Pirrie   1999, 2000, 2001 workshop tutor
Gill Palin   2014 speaker
Jacob Polley   2010 speaker
Tom Pow   2015 speaker
Julia Prescott   2017 speaker
Rhiannon Purdie   2013 speaker
Ian Rankin   2009 novelist, speaker
Peter Read   2004 lecturer
Juliet Rees   2009 speaker
Christopher Reid   2012 speaker
Lara Reid   2017 speaker
Alan Riach   2016 speaker
Monika Rinck   2010 speaker
June Road   2005 curator, speaker
Andrew Michael Roberts   2012 speaker
Michael Symmons Roberts   2012 speaker
Susan Roberts   1999, 2009 speaker
James Robertson   2017 speaker
Tim Robertson   2007 editor, speaker
Anna Robinson   2011 speaker
Alex Salmond MSP   2009 speaker
Fiona Sampson   2011 speaker
Gustavo San Román   1998 speaker
Daniela Seel   2016 speaker, publisher-in-residence
Rebecca Seiferle   2010 speaker
Rebecca Sharp   2017 speaker
Cecile Shea   2005 speaker
Penelope Shuttle   2011 speaker, workshop tutor
Hardeep Singh Kohli   2009 writer, speaker
Eddie Small   2017 workshop leader
Laurie Smith   2007 editor, speaker
Karen Solie   2010 speaker
Rowena Sommerville   2003 workshop tutor
Judy Steel   2012 speaker
Alexander Stoddart   2010 speaker
Chris Stone   2013 speaker
Keston Sutherland   2012 speaker
Emma Sutton   2016 speaker
Matthew Sweeney   2010 speaker
Lidija Šimkutė   2011 speaker
Alan Taylor   2008 speaker
Brian Taylor   2008 speaker
Debbie Taylor   2005 speaker
Judith Taylor   2012, 2016 speaker
N.S. Thompson   2015 editor
Jill Turnbull   2007 speaker
Chase Twichell   2012 speaker
Ryan Van Winkle   2011 speaker
Tony Ward   2010 speaker
Ahren Warner   2015 editor, workshop tutor
Richard Watt   2015 speaker
Hamish Whyte   2009 speaker
Colin Will   2010, 2016 speaker
Keith Williams   2014 speaker
Kevin Williamson   2011 speaker
Rab Wilson   2011 speaker
Robert Wilson   2012 speaker
Ryan Van Winkle   2017 workshop leader
Anna Woodford   2011 speaker
Jane Yolen   2016 speaker, poet
James Yorkston   2016 launch speaker
Kevin Young   2011 speaker