Book Group, Brochure and Box Office Update

Sunday 7 February 2021

The StAnza pre-festival Book Group sessions are about to start. Normally we hold these in-person in St Andrews around a table. This year we’ll have them online on Zoom; three sessions, one a week over the next three weeks at which we’ll read and discuss poems by some of this year’s festival poets whom we're looking forward to hearing at StAnza in March. To ensure that the book group sessions allow for participation, we’ll be limiting the numbers who can attend but if you’d like to attend, please email with “Book Group” in the subject line of your email, and we’ll let you know if you’ve secured a place.
The first session will be held on Tuesday 9 February from 2.30pm until about 3.30pm, and we’ll fix the date/time of the following sessions to best suit those taking part.
We’re not planning much print publicity this year because there isn’t the same opportunity to distribute this and our focus has been on digital promotion. However, a folding print brochure will be ready later this month. We plan to post this out to people on our postal mailing list and, subject to supplies and capacity, anyone else who wants one. If you are already on our postal mailing list (ie if you received a brochure from us by post last year) then you should receive one of these from us before the festival. If you are not already on our list and would like a copy of the brochure posted out to you, please email with “Brochure” in the subject line of your message, and giving your full name and postal address. (It would be helpful if you could also indicate if you'd like to remain on our postal mailing list for future festivals.)

In other cheering news the gallery for Resolve to Make it New, our collaboration with Fife Contemporary, is growing by the day with lots of wonderful imagies and poems. Do check it out here, and if you haven't done so yet, you might like to send them something of your own?

Finally, a quick reminder about Robert Crawford’s book launch next Thursday, 11 February at 7pm, for Curriculum Violette. If you’d like to attend, please register with 

And of course the StAnza box office is now open; if you want to book a ticket for one of the free/ticketed live Zoom events, go to

However, you don’t need tickets for other events at this year’s festival - such as the Poetry Centre Stage readings - and they are free to access on our website in March. Please also note that only the smaller number of live events which are ticketed appear on the Byre Theatre What’s On box office page; you will find all the other events on our website at