Events - Festival 2022

Five O’Clock Verses

Saturday 4 March, 17:00 - 18:00
Parliament Hall, South Street
This event took place in 2017

Reading: Patience Agbabi, Jim Carruth

StAnza’s final Five O’Clock Verses for 2017 brings together two award-winning poets who are also powerful performers. Jim Carruth is currently poet laureate for Glasgow, and his first full-length collection Killochries (Freight, 2015) was shortlisted for a number of prizes, including the Fenton Aldeburgh Prize for First Collection. Patience Agbabi intertwines the traditions of the written and spoken word in her poetry, which is by turns wry, biting and joyful. Her fourth collection, Telling Tales (Canongate, 2014), offers new life to another text which mixes these traditions, Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales, in an exuberant and multicultural remix.

Participants: Patience Agbabi and Jim Carruth
Patience Agbabi: Lyndon Douglas
Jim Carruth: Robert Twigger

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Parliament Hall, South Street

Location: On the south side of South Street opposite the Criterion Bar

Parliament Hall hosted the first major events of the StAnza Festival in its founding year of 1998. It has been used as a main venue for the festival ever since...