Readings

StAnza programmes a wide selection of readings throughout each festival: Poetry Centre Stage in The Byre, Five O'Clock Verses in Parliament Hall and others with their own identity. Introduced in 2010, Border Crossings have poets from different countries and languages reading in tandem. Showcase readings give a dedicated platform to poets connected with specific publications, awards or other countries, while Round Table readings offer the opportunity to encounter poetry in a very different way; the poet joins a very limited audience in an intimate venue to read poems, comment and chat.

Resolve to Make it New »

A participatory project to make do and mend

Thu 21 January | (All day) | FREE | StAnza Online

Collective Amnesia »

Sound, music and poetry from Koleka Putuma

Sat 6 March | (All day) | FREE | StAnza Online

Trafika Europe »

From the Trafika Europe Radio archives, specially for StAnza

Sat 6 March | (All day) | FREE | StAnza Online

Poems Aloud »

St Andrews University Library Poetry Recitation Competition

Sat 6 March | (All day) | FREE | StAnza Online

THIS »

An interactive poetry reading, created by Steve Smart and Rebecca Sharp

Sat 6 March | (All day) | FREE | StAnza Online

Dial-a-Poem »

A hotline for poetry

Sat 6 March | 17:00 - 18:00 | FREE | StAnza Online

Festival Launch Extravaganza »

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

Sat 6 March | 19:00 - 20:00 | FREE | StAnza Online

StAnza 2021 Launch Party »

Join our party to celebrate the festival launch

Sat 6 March | 20:00 - 21:00 | FREE | StAnza Zoom

Poetry and Meditation »

Readings and meditation to start the day

Sun 7 March | 10:30 - 11:30 | Free/Ticketed | StAnza Zoom

The StAnza Masterclass »

Sun 7 March | 12:00 - 13:10 | FREE | StAnza Zoom

Oor Big Braw Cosmos »

Cosmic science, poetry and imagery with Rab Wilson

Sun 7 March | 16:00 - 17:00 | FREE | StAnza Online

Dial-a-Poem »

A hotline for poetry

Sun 7 March | 17:00 - 18:00 | FREE | StAnza Online

A Tribute: Roddy Lumsden »

Poets and friends celebrate the life and work of a son of St Andrews

Sun 7 March | 18:30 - 20:00 | Free/Ticketed | StAnza Zoom

Dial-a-Poem »

A hotline for poetry

Mon 8 March | 17:00 - 18:00 | FREE | StAnza Online

Translating Poetries »

Readings from poets and translators shortlisted for the Sarah Maguire Prize

Mon 8 March | 19:30 - 20:30 | FREE | StAnza Online

Round Table »

A special session with Imtiaz Dharker

Tue 9 March | 15:30 - 16:15 | £7 | StAnza Zoom

Dial-a-Poem »

A hotline for poetry

Tue 9 March | 17:00 - 18:00 | FREE | StAnza Online

Found in translation: from StAnza to Skopje »

Poetry between between Britain and Macedonia, with Peter Mackay, Tania Hershman, Mitko Gogov and Katica Kulavkova

Tue 9 March | 17:30 - 18:30 | Free/Ticketed | StAnza Zoom

Poetry Centre Stage »

Reading: Naomi Shihab Nye, Tim Liardet

Tue 9 March | 19:30 - 20:30 | FREE | StAnza Online

Poetry in the Garden (cancelled/postponed) »

Poetry al fresco (POSTPONED)

Wed 10 March | 13:00 - 13:30 | Free/Ticketed | Preservation Trust Museum, North Street, Garden

The Last Model »

A showcase of Latgalian poetry

Wed 10 March | 16:30 - 17:15 | FREE | StAnza Online

Dial-a-Poem »

A hotline for poetry

Wed 10 March | 17:00 - 18:00 | FREE | StAnza Online

Poetry Centre Stage »

Reading: Adam Zagajewski, Russell Jones

Wed 10 March | 19:30 - 20:30 | FREE | StAnza Online

Poetry Walk »

Join Helen Boden for a virtual poetry walk along the Fife Coastal Path

Thu 11 March | 13:00 - 13:30 | FREE | StAnza Online

Round Table »

A special session with T.S. Eliot prize-winner Roger Robinson

Thu 11 March | 14:00 - 14:40 | £7 | StAnza Zoom

Dial-a-Poem »

A hotline for poetry

Thu 11 March | 17:00 - 18:00 | FREE | StAnza Online

Poetry Centre Stage »

Reading: Raymond Antrobus, Volha Hapeyeva

Thu 11 March | 19:30 - 20:30 | FREE | StAnza Online

Between the Covers »

Round off your day with poetry from Larry Butler

Thu 11 March | 22:00 - 22:15 | FREE | StAnza Online

Poetry Café: Ink Asher Hemp »

Lunchtime spoken word from an exciting new voice on the Scottish scene

Fri 12 March | 13:00 - 13:30 | FREE | StAnza Online

Round Table »

A special session with Tishani Doshi

Fri 12 March | 14:00 - 14:45 | £7 | StAnza Zoom

Poetry Centre Stage »

ReadingMona Kareem, Michael Grieve

Fri 12 March | 17:00 - 18:00 | FREE | StAnza Online

Dial-a-Poem »

A hotline for poetry

Fri 12 March | 17:00 - 18:00 | FREE | StAnza Online

Poetry Centre Stage »

ReadingJericho Brown, Jonathan Edwards

Fri 12 March | 19:30 - 20:30 | FREE | StAnza Online

Risk a Verse »

Our Friday night open mic goes digital

Fri 12 March | 21:00 - 22:00 | Free/Ticketed | StAnza Zoom

Between the Covers »

Poetry at bedtime from Sheila Templeton

Fri 12 March | 22:00 - 22:15 | FREE | StAnza Online

Poetry Walk »

Join Beth McDonough for a virtual poetry walk around Tentsmuir

Sat 13 March | 11:30 - 12:15 | FREE | StAnza Online

Poetry Café: Courtney Conrad »

Lunchtime poetry from a BBC slam finalist

Sat 13 March | 13:00 - 13:30 | FREE | StAnza Online

Poetry Pie »

Roger McGough in a special event for children

Sat 13 March | 14:00 - 14:20 | FREE | StAnza Online

Beyond Any Curtain »

Myroslav Laiuk, Lyuba Yakimchuk, Roseanne Watt & Andrew Blair launch our Scottish/Ukrainian translation project

Sat 13 March | 14:00 - 15:00 | Free/Ticketed | StAnza Zoom

Poetry Centre Stage »

Reading: Maria Stepanova with translator Sasha Dugdale, Aileen Ballantyne

Sat 13 March | 16:00 - 17:00 | FREE | StAnza Online

Dial-a-Poem »

A hotline for poetry

Sat 13 March | 16:30 - 18:00 | FREE | StAnza Online

Poetry Centre Stage »

Reading: Ilya Kaminsky, Inua Ellams

 

Sat 13 March | 19:30 - 20:30 | FREE | StAnza Online

Between the Covers »

Poetry at bedtime with Rachel Long

Sat 13 March | 22:00 - 22:15 | FREE | StAnza Online

Poetry in the Garden »

Now online: poetry al fresco with Gordon Meade

Sun 14 March | 11:30 - 12:00 | Free/Ticketed | StAnza Zoom

Poetry Café: Desree »

Lunchtime spoken word from Desree

Sun 14 March | 13:00 - 13:30 | FREE | StAnza Online

Poetry Centre Stage »

Reading: Christopher Whyte, Jane Frank

Sun 14 March | 16:00 - 17:00 | FREE | StAnza Online

Dial-a-Poem »

A hotline for poetry

Sun 14 March | 16:30 - 18:00 | FREE | StAnza Online

Poetry Centre Stage »

Reading: Colette Bryce, Valzhyna Mort

Sun 14 March | 19:30 - 20:30 | FREE | StAnza Online