Events - Festival 2021

Festival Launch Extravaganza

Saturday 6 March, 19:00 - 20:00
StAnza Online

Enjoy a sneak peek of some of the highlights of StAnza 2021

With an opening night extravaganza packed with poems, film, art and music, we have something for everyone to enjoy. As a sneak peak for StAnza 2021, sample a taster of just some of what is to come in the festival week, with readings from some of the most acclaimed names in poetry and let us introduce you to emerging voices we’re sure you’ll love. Along with their words, and poetry from a sister festival in Tasmania poems by Gwen Harwood read by Jane Longhurst will be filmpoems and digital installations to be enjoyed during the festival. You will also meet Saili meet Katebe, this year's Edwin Morgan Trust Poet in Residence at StAnza. We dare you to leave the night without a new highlight to look forward to in the festival days to follow.

Venue for online: This web page – free

*TBC* We hope this event can also be live streamed to The Byre Theatre, for a small socially distanced audience, if this is permitted in March. This would be in addition to the event appearing live online.  Please read our position on Covid-19 safety and compliance

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

In association with Ten Days on the Island (Tasmania, Australia) and supported by the School of English at the University of St Andrews and the Edwin Morgan Trust

Saili Katebe: Sam Cavender
Jane Longhurst: Amy Brown

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StAnza Online

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