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All the StAnza past festivals from 2015 onwards will be archived on this website and you can use the archive search below to find poets, artists and events.
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You can also browse earlier festivals (2005 to 2014) on our old website at past.stanzapoetry.org.
Poets & Artists
Clare Mulley was born in Bradford, West Yorkshire, and majored in English and Scottish literature at St Andrews University, during which time she often worked as a ‘poetry busker’ for StAnza. After graduating, she was accepted onto the prestigious Christopher Tower poetry summer school at Christchurch, Oxford, in 2012, and has since had poems published through Christchurch Press and Forward Poetry. She now lives in ‘the Big Smoke’, where she is a member of Highgate Poets and performs regularly at open mic events around the city. Clare was recently shortlisted to become Young Poet Laureate for London.
Festival & Exhibitions Launch »
Festival & Exhibitions Launch
Wed 4 March 2015, 18:30 - 19:10
Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Level 2 Foyer
Our special guest speaker for 2015, the acclaimed actor Clive Russell (recently seen on television in his role of Blackfish Tully in ‘Game of Thrones’), joins singer Kirsty Law, and poets Glyn Maxwell, Sheenagh Pugh and Shara McCullum who each offer a poem for the official festival launch. Meet this year’s Poet in Residence, Clare Mulley, and our Artist in Residence, Lucy Jones. There will also be music from the Edinburgh Mandolin & Guitar Orchestra.