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Talks/Conversations

Talks & ConversationsEach festival is launched by a public figure with a connection to one of the festival’s themes or with an interest in poetry or the arts in general. The long-running In Conversation events focus on a single poet or writer and are an opportunity to encounter them in a more informal setting. Each event features a discussion of their life and writing – often focusing on one of the festival’s themes – and includes readings of a few poems – either the writer’s own or a selection of their personal favourites. The StAnza Lecture has been running since 2002 and has, over the years, sparked controversy, inspired reappraisals and highlighted new approaches. An innovation since 2008, Poetry Breakfasts offer a relaxed start to the day with a group of poets chatting about their poetry and the poetry scene with which they are familiar, finding some things in common, some differences, and reading one or two poems - an ideal introduction to the poets and their poetry.

Wed 05 March | 6.15-6.55pm | Festival & Exhibitions Launch
A taster of poetry and music, then our special guest Louis de Bernières launches the festival
The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Level 2 Foyer

Thu 06 March | 3.30-4.30pm | The StAnza Lecture: The Great War, at Home and Abroad
David Constantine’s topic for this year’s lecture is poetry from the Great War
The Town Hall, Queens Gardens – Supper Room

Fri 07 March | 10.00-11.00am | Poetry Café for Breakfast: War & Remembrance
Dan O’Brien, David Constantine, SMSteele, Richie McCaffery
The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Studio Theatre

Sat 08 March | 10.00-11.00am | Poetry Café for Breakfast: Home Thoughts
Tishani Doshi, Gabeba Baderoon, Martin Bates, Sophia Walker, Rob A Mackenzie
The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Studio Theatre

Sat 08 March | 11.30am-12.30pm | Round Table Discussion: Post Everything Poetics
Post Everything Poetics: A Round Table discussion with Ron Silliman
The Green Room, St Leonards Quad, South Street

Sat 08 March | 3.30-4.30pm | In Conversation
Douglas Dunn talks about a life in poetry
The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Auditorium

Sun 09 March | 10.00-11.00am | Poetry Café for Breakfast: Means & Ends in Poetry Translation
Menna Elfyn, Tomica Bajsić, Arjen Duinker and Marco Fazzini discuss the how and why of poetry translation
The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Studio Theatre

Sun 09 March | 11.00am-4.00pm | Meet the Artist: Robbie Schneider
Poetry carved into stone as you watch
The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Theatre Garden

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