StAnza 2021

StAnza, Scotland's International Poetry Festival celebrates poetry and related art forms by holding a main spring festival each year in St Andrews.

Stanza 2021

About StAnza 2021

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It’s StAnza time again! During a glorious week of companionship around poetry in St Andrews last March, we had little idea of the challenges which were ahead.

Like everyone else, StAnza has had to respond and adapt. This is reflected in our 2021 programme, most of which is offered on a ‘Pay What You Can’ basis to make it accessible to all, with thanks to some generous donors, and we hope you’ll support us if you are able to.

We’ve built on our experience of offering online events since 2009 to create a dynamic mix of audio and digital, virtual and streamed events, engaging formats which harness digital potential, such as our Poets at Home strand and podcast crossovers. However, you’ll also find many familiar favourites here, from Past & Present and Meet the Artist sessions to the annual StAnza Lecture, Masterclass and Slam, as well as workshops and open mic events. And as a sense of community is integral to the festival, Zoom will allow you to meet up informally in our virtual Byre Theatre café.

We want to ensure that StAnza 2021 is accessible to as many people as possible, so all of our pre-recorded events (those marked 'Free Online' in the online listings) will be captioned and will be available to watch until 31 March. This includes all of our Poetry Centre Stage readings.

If Covid-19 regulations permit in March, we hope to offer St Andrews folk two outdoor readings and two poetry walks, while the Byre Theatre and possibly other arts venues around Scotland screen some of our events to small and socially distanced audiences. Check out our Covid safety policy here. If you’re accessing the festival remotely but without good internet connection, there’s material you can download quickly, and you can also ask for a little bit of the festival to be posted out to you in the form of postcards or window poems – or even call up our poetry hotline, Dial-a-Poem.

All information (whether in text or photographs) is supplied in good faith but should not be relied upon as being a statement of representation or fact. We take every opportunity to ensure the details for StAnza 2021 are accurate, please contact us at hello[@]whatsonnetwork.co.uk if any of the above information is incorrect.

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