Edinburgh Preview for StAnza 2019

Sunday 6 January 2019

(c) flyer cover image by Nichola Martin

Happy New Year!  The good news is that StAnza 2019 is now only two months away. If you like to have your StAnza programme in paper and ink, the StAnza brochure for 2019 is packed with exciting listings and will be available fresh from the printers at our Edinburgh preview event on Tuesday 5 February, or if you'd like us to send you a copy postage-free, email brochure@stanzapoetry.org to check you're on our postal mailing list, which we have refreshed post GDPR.

As ever, thanks to our generous and welcoming hosts, our Edinburgh preview event takes place at the National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EW. In an innovation this year, we've moving to an early afternoon slot on Tuesday 5 February at 2pm, and we’re very grateful to the NLS for their support. There will be short readings from two of the poets on the StAnza 2019 programme, Diana Hendry and Lisa Fannen, a short set from Joe with the Glasses, one of this year's spoken word poets at our lunchtime Poetry Cafe events, plus some music from singer-songwriter Megan D, who will be playing also at the Byre Theatre on the opening night on 6 March. As well the poetry and music, there will be a round-up of some of the festival highlights. It promises to be a delightful hour of entertainment and festival information, a great way to get up to speed quickly on what will be on offer in St Andrews in March. If you’re in the Edinburgh area, be sure not to miss it. It’s a free event but please book a seat by emailing us on stanza@stanzapoetry.org, or phoning 07391 247 661.

Meantime, of course, you can check out the whole programme as so far confirmed at our website at www.stanzapoetry.org  and tickets go on general sale on Tuesday 15 January.

Watch this space also for news soon about this year's pre-festival Poetry Book Group.