Poetry at the Edinburgh Festivals

Thursday 20 July 2017

Kevin McLean: StAnza Slam Champion 2017

Kevin McLean: StAnza Slam Champion 2017

Edinburgh Festival time is almost upon us. As ever, there will be an abundance of poetry on offer across the city, whether as part of the Edinburgh International Book Festival (and we’ll be sharing information on their poetry programme soon), or at various Fringe venues, including the many Free Fringe programmes. For fans of poetry and spoken word of the poetry sort, sifting through all the online listings can be a bit hit and miss. So we’re offering to open up the StAnza Blog for listings of all poetry related events, exhibitions or installations taking place in Edinburgh during August, whether in the form of poetry and spoken word readings and performances, or events in other art forms which relate to poetry, including theatre, dance, comedy, etc.

So if you are involved in any poetry related activity in Edinburgh next month, or happy to pass on information you’ve received about interesting sounding events, please let us know and we’ll post regular listings here. It would help if you could send in the information in the following format:

  • Event name, and or poets names
  • Venue (name and Edinburgh Fringe venue number if known)
  • Time and Dates
  • Ticket price/free
  • Optional short description, say up to 50 words max

And then once all the fun gets going, we invite anyone attending poetry events to send in reviews, giving them from one to five stars, and an optional comment of up to 50 words*, or you can send links to other online reviews.

You can email us with listings or reviews to stanza@stanzapoetry.org and as well as posting on our Blog, we’ll share on our StAnza Facebook Page and StAnza Twitter feed, and sharing links in our e-newsletter.

So, what are you waiting for!


*Please note we won’t publish anything we consider to be abusive.