Events - Festival 2021

Breakfast at the Poetry Café: Make It New

Saturday 13 March, 10:00 - 11:00
StAnza Online
FREE

Wake up and smell the poetry

What better way to begin the day than with poetry? Our breakfast panel events offer a relaxed start to the day, with a group of poets and other festival participants discussing all things poetical. We can’t offer the usual Byre coffee and Fisher and Donaldson pastries this year, but if you bring your own cuppa, we’ll try and channel those pastries. This morning we’ll be joining Kate Tough, who creates found poetry with a political slant, Greg Thomas, a critic and editor with a focus and concrete poetry, and Lisa Kelly, whose latest collection unpicks the language of consumerism. Together, they’ll be discussing how poetry can be made new, and poetry’s capacity to help us reimagine the future.

The panel discussion will be streamed to this page and followed by a Zoom Q&A to allow for audience discussion. Just turn up here for the panel discussion. You can book a ticket to receive the link to the Zoom Q&A in advance. The link will also be shared during the discussion.

Venue for online: This web page – free

 *TBC* We hope the first part of this event can, additionally, also be live streamed to the Byre Theatre for a small socially distanced audience, if this is permitted in March.  Please read our position on Covid-19 safety and compliance.

Venue for Byre live stream: The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Auditorium – free/ticketed

Supported by The List

Participants: Lisa Kelly, Greg Thomas, and Kate Tough
Photos:
Lisa Kelly: Greg Freeman
Kate Tough: Colin Mearns, Herald & Times

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Venue

StAnza Online

Location:  StAnza’s website, www.stanzapoetry.org, accessed on any pc, laptop or other device connected to the internet. 

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