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StAnza International Poetry Festival
 

Events: StAnza 2010

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 the StAnza Masterclass is also open to the general public to both listen and participate. The festival also includes Poetry Breakfast panel 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.

Thu 18 March | 10.00am-12.30pm | Making a “Poem-House”
Brigid Collins workshop
Public Library, Church Square

Thu 18 March | 10.00-11.30pm | Open Mic
Open Mic: MC, Jim Carruth with occasional music from the Byre jazz session players
The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Bar & Bistro

Fri 19 March | 10.30am-12.30pm | Lies and Other Truths
Matthew Sweeney: A workshop on unexpected ways back to the truth
Public Library, Church Square

Fri 19 March | 10.00-11.30pm | Open Mic
Poetry and Songwriting Open Mic with MC, Jim Carruth
The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Bar & Bistro

Sat 20 March | 10.30am-12.30pm | Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia
Kei Miller: a workshop on how sometimes short can be sweet
Public Library, Church Square

Sat 20 March | 10.30-10.45am | Inspire Session
A brief session to prompt your own creativity.
The Trust Museum, North Street

Sat 20 March | 12.00-4.00pm | Poets Market
Presses big and small, pamphlets, magazines, curated by Alan Gay
The Town Hall, Queens Gardens – Supper Room

Sat 20 March | 10.15pm-12.00am | StAnza Ceilidh Slam
With MC, Kevin Cadwallender and music from Lewis MacKinnon
The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Studio Theatre

Sun 21 March | 10.30-10.45am | Inspire Session
A brief session to prompt your own creativity.
The Trust Museum, North Street

Sun 21 March | 10.30am-12.30pm | The StAnza Masterclass
Led by Moniza Alvi
The Town Hall, Queens Gardens – Supper Room

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