Spoken Word & Drama

Photo: Anna Stewart

Spoken word and performance poetry is a dynamic part of the poetry scene nowadays and we showcase some of the best performers at StAnza. You’ll find them at our lunchtime Poetry Café events, the annual StAnza Slam and elsewhere on the programme. We also regularly explore the boundaries between poetry and drama in plays, poetry theatre and spoken word shows.

Dial-a-Poem »

A hotline for poetry

Fri 15 January | (All day) | FREE | StAnza Online

Collective Amnesia »

Sound, music and poetry from Koleka Putuma

Sat 6 March | (All day) | 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

Poetry Café: Courtney Conrad »

Lunchtime poetry from a BBC slam finalist

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

The StAnza Slam, sleepover style »

Spoken word with an edge, with MC Hannah Raymond-Cox

Sat 13 March | 21:00 - 22:00 | Free/Ticketed | StAnza Zoom

Poetry Café: Desree »

Lunchtime spoken word from Desree

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