StAnza Festival 2021

Photo: Michael Macari

StAnza 2021: 6-14 March, 2021

Location: online and St Andrews, Fife

StAnza 2021 will take place 6 - 14 March. We anticipate this will be a hybrid festival, largely digital, with a few live exhibitions and socially distanced outdoor events, if circumstances permit. The festival will include traditional StAnza favourites such as readings and round table events, while new events will capture the full potential of the digital realm, with interactive poetry installations, ‘At Home’ events with poets and an enhanced filmpoem and sound poem programme. We are also working on a series of installations which can be enjoyed by those with little or no access to the internet.

As ever, we’ll work to two themes: fittingly ‘Make It New’; and some light verse with ‘No Rhyme nor Reason’, because we all need a reason to laugh. As 2021 is the 30th anniversary of the disintegration of the Soviet Union, our translated language focus, ‘Beyond the Iron Curtain’, will be on languages from the former Eastern bloc.

We'll launch our core programme on 30 November. Watch this space!