Events - Festival 2022

Breakfast at the Poetry Café: City Lines

Friday 4 March, 10:00 - 11:00
Byre Theatre, Abbey Street - Studio Theatre
This event took place in 2016

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With Darran Anderson, Matthew Griffiths, Kevin Mclean and Harry Man

Wake up and smell the Poetry Café! Our breakfast panel discussion events offer a relaxed start to the day with a group of poets and other festival participants over coffee and pastries. For this year’s City Lines theme and our focus on architecture as part of Scotland’s Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design, we look at how these topics interact with poetry and impact on the work of writers and artists and at the idea of Urban Verse. Darran Anderson’s latest book, Imaginary Cities, explores the relationship between the city and the imgination; poet Matthew Griffiths’ critical book The New Poetics of Climate Change is due out from Bloomsbury in late 2016; Kevin Mclean is an Edinburgh-based spoken word performer and member of the Loud Poets collective; and Harry Man is this year's Poet in Residence at StAnza.

Supported by Fisher & Donaldson and The List and in association with Transition University of St Andrews

Darran Anderson: (c) Chris Kelly
Matthew Griffiths: (c) Liam Davenport
Harry Man: (c) Phil J. Hill
Kevin Mclean: (c) Perry Jonsson

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Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Studio Theatre

Location: At the top of Abbey Street off the east end of South Street. Also accessible from the Byre Close, off South Street.

Includes: Auditorium, Studio Theatre, Conference Room, foyers, Café Bar &...