Events - Festival 2018


Wednesday 1 March, 10:00 - Sunday 5 March, 20:00
The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street

Lose yourself to find a poem with this guide to getting lost

Whether we're visiting a place for the first time or looking at familiar sights with fresh eyes, the act of wandering, of allowing ourselves to get lost, can be a creative one. This year at StAnza we're celebrating poetry on the road, and as part of this Harry Giles has developed a StAnza-specific version of Autoflâneur, their guide to getting lost. Autoflâneur offers procedurally-generated walking and writing prompts to take you in an ever unexpected direction. Go to, ask at the Festival Desk for an Autoflâneur guide, or check out the directions projected in the Byre's Level 2 Foyer for the first steps towards losing yourself and finding a poem.

This version of Autoflâneur was created by Harry Giles for StAnza 2017. For notes and sources, visit

Participants: Harry Giles
Harry Giles: Rich Dyson


The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street

Location: At the top of Abbey Street off the east end of South Street. Also accessible from the Byre Close off South Street

Includes: Auditorium, Studio Theatre, Conference Room, foyers, Café Bar &...