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Events: StAnza 2010

Past Poets

Past PoetsPiloted in 2005 as Dead Poets Sessions, these events have proved hugely popular. The Past & Present series generally features two poets (appearing in their own right elsewhere in the festival). Each talks about a nominated poet from the past, touching on their enthusiasm for the work and any personal connections, ending with a short reading. Poets of the past are also present in other ways during the festival: in performances, as the subject of talks, on film and as illustrations in workshops, and on Poetry Walks around St Andrews.

Thu 18 March | 10.00-11.15am | Poetry, Myth & Legend Walk
Does St Andrews lend itself to myth & legend? Find out on a poetic stroll about town.
The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Theatre Garden
(Dependent on fair weather, please check with the StAnza desk)

Thu 18 March | 2.15-3.15pm | Past & Present
Matthew Sweeney on Georg Trakl and Colin Will on Gregory Corso
The Town Hall, Queens Gardens – Council Chamber

Fri 19 March | 11.30am-12.30pm | Past & Present
Dennis O’Driscoll on Alasdair Maclean, Kei Miller on Martin Carter
The Town Hall, Queens Gardens – Council Chamber

Sat 20 - Sun 21 March | 10.00am-8.00pm | A Travelling Library of Lost & Forgotten Poetry
The Itinerant Poetry Librarian comes to town
Various Venues Around Town
also Friday 19 March 4.30pm-8.00pm

Sat 20 March | 11.30am-12.30pm | Past & Present
Alexander Stoddart on Ossian, Tony Ward on Ivor Cutler
The Town Hall, Queens Gardens – Council Chamber

Sun 21 March | 2.15-3.15pm | Past & Present
Vicki Feaver on Jane Kenyon, Karen Solie on Frank O’Hara
The Town Hall, Queens Gardens – Council Chamber

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