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StAnza International Poetry Festival
 

Events: StAnza 2009

Interactive Events

Interactive EventsThe festival has a strong commitment to offering opportunities for audience members to work with participating poets experienced in teaching the skills of creative writing. Workshops are open to a maximum of 16 persons who will have the opportunity to work directly with a poet while Masterclasses are also open to the general public to both listen and participate. The festival also includes Discussions, Open Mic Sessions and other events where those attending can get involved in lively debate, perform their own poetry, join poets in exploring the environment or browse selected poetry publications. For the more outgoing, the popular StAnza Slam seeks and finds the winner of the coveted annual Slampionship title.

Wed 18 March | Poetry Theatre
Ruth Frame & David Campbell
The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Foyers

Thu 19 March | Across the Lines
Gerrie Fellows: collage workshop
St Mary's Hall, St Mary’s Quad, South Street

Thu 19 March | The StAnza Discussion
Kate Clanchy, Stephen Scobie, Thomas A Clark, Peter McCarey, David Mach & Alan Riach (chair) discuss homecoming and Scottish identity
The Town Hall, Queens Gardens – Supper Room

Thu 19 March | Poetry & Jazz Jam
Byre jazz session players & selected poets
The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Bar & Bistro

Fri 20 March | Spinning Rhymes & Lines
Workshop: Alan Gillis: Structure and storytelling
St Mary's Hall, St Mary’s Quad, South Street

Fri 20 March | Risk A Verse
Open Mic with MC: Jim Carruth
The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Bar & Bistro

Sat 21 March | Masterclass
Led by Bill Manhire
The Town Hall, Queens Gardens – Supper Room

Sat 21 March | Poetry Theatre
The Mermaids
The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Bar & Bistro
(Sat & Sun, 12 noon & 6.00pm)

Sat 21 March | Poets’ Market
Presses big and small, pamphlets, magazines, curated by Alan Gay.
The Town Hall, Queens Gardens – Supper Room

Sat 21 March | The StAnza Slam
With MC: Elvis McGonagall
The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Studio Theatre

Sun 22 March | Masterclass
Led by Douglas Dunn
The Town Hall, Queens Gardens – Supper Room

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