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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.

Tue 04 March | 10.30am-4.00pm | The Heat of the Word
An all-day workshop at Balmungo House: explore the heat and power of words in poems with Jacob Polley
Balmungo House

Wed 05 March | 10.30am-4.00pm | Image into Imagination into Words
Balmungo all-day workshop with Vicki Feaver
Balmungo House

Wed 05 March | 12.00-4.30pm | Voicing the Past: their wars, your words
Jenny Lewis: Voicing the Past a half-day workshop at MUSA
MUSA (Museum of the University of St Andrews), The Scores

Thu 06 March | 10.00am-10.00pm | Coach in Residence
Map out the route to achieving your writing goals on a one-to-one basis with coach Philippa Johnston
The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Level 2 Festival Desk
By arrangement throughout the festival

Thu 06 March | 10.30am-12.30pm | Workshop: The Soldier's Rucksack
Join Brian Turner for a writing workshop on acquiring new writing techniques
Public Library, Church Square

Thu 06 March | 10.30-11.15am | Inspire Session
A brief session to prompt your own creativity
The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Level 2 Foyer

Thu 06 March | 1.00-1.45pm | Musings@MUSA
A brief session to prompt your own creativity
The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Level 2 Foyer

Thu 06 March | 10.00-11.30pm | Jazz Night at StAnza
Music from St Andrews Fusion with a spot for the occasional poem
The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Bar & Bistro

Fri 07 March | 10.30-11.15am | Inspire Session
A brief session to prompt your own creativity
The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Level 2 Foyer

Fri 07 March | 10.30am-12.30pm | Workshop: Pop Story Gi Mi: The Art of Narrative Poetry
Join Tanya Shirley for a writing workshop on how to bend a story into a poem
Public Library, Church Square

Fri 07 March | 1.00-1.45pm | Musings@MUSA
A brief session to prompt your own creativity
The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Level 2 Foyer

Fri 07 March | 3.30-4.30pm | Poems Aloud: University Library Poetry Recitation Competition
Listen as judges choose the best recitation or performance of a published poem
University of St Andrews Library

Fri 07 March | 6.15-7.15pm | Quiet Open Mic
An early evening open mic
Zest Juicing and Coffee Bar, South Street

Fri 07 March | 10.15-11.30pm | Risk A Verse
Open Mic with MC, Jim Carruth
The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Bar & Bistro

Sat 08 March | 10.30-11.15am | Inspire Session
A brief session to prompt your own creativity
The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Level 2 Foyer

Sat 08 March | 10.30am-12.30pm | Workshop: Stepping Over the Line, with John Greening
The importance of surprise in poetry, and how to make line-breaks work for you, with John Greening
Public Library, Church Square

Sat 08 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 08 March | 1.00-1.45pm | Musings@MUSA
A brief session to prompt your own creativity
The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Level 2 Foyer

Sat 08 March | 10.15pm-12.00am | The StAnza Slam
A Rally & Broad slam for StAnza 2014
The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Studio Theatre

Sun 09 March | 11.15am-12.45pm | The StAnza Masterclass
Led by Paul Muldoon
The Town Hall, Queens Gardens – Supper Room

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