Poetry in the Garden with Jayne Wilding

Wednesday 30 June 2021

We're thrilled to announce that our live 'Poetry in the Garden' reading, which had to be postponed in March has now been rescheduled for the end of July!

Poetry in the Garden with Jayne Wilding

Saturday 31 July, 2:30 – 3pm, free but ticketed

St Andrews Heritage Museum Garden (entrance via South Castle Street)

Headshot of Jayne Wilding, standing in front of a rock, wearing a wooly hatOver the course of the past 18 months, many of us have come to appreciate our relationship with the natural world more than ever. During this outdoor reading in the St Andrews Heritage Museum Gardens, we will hear from Jayne Wilding, a poet for whom this experience has been particularly keenly felt: 'Nature has wrapped her arms around me and held me throughout the past year. The gift of the pandemic has been to come into a deeper appreciation of the body and the healing power of nature. I will be reading poems celebrating this love affair with the natural world.'

Following the reading, we’ll also be raising our keep-cups and water bottles to StAnza’s outgoing director, Eleanor Livingstone!

Do come dressed for the weather, and be considerate of social distancing guidelines. Tickets are available here.


Jayne Wilding is a poet, writer and yoga teacher who lives and writes in the East Neuk of Fife. Her parents were mountaineers and as a child she spent time a good deal of time in the mountains. She is passionate about the healing power of the elements and nature. Her collection In the Moon’s Pantry was published by diehard Press in 2004; her pamphlet sky blue notebook from the Pyrenees was joint runner-up for the 2009 Callum Macdonald Poetry Award.

This event is supported by the Scottish Book Trust’s Live Literature fund.

This event depends on government regulations and guidance in force on 31 July. It will be delivered in association with venues or partners who are committed to being fully Covid-19 safe and Covid-19 compliant. All audience members should observe and comply with appropriate social distancing and other hygiene precautions. However, and notwithstanding the foregoing, participation undertaken by participants and audience members at their own risk. StAnza cannot accept any liability in respect of Covid-19 safely compliance by participants, members of the public or others or any incidence of infection amongst those choosing to participate in or engage with StAnza events.