Going Dutch

In this year’s dedicated language focus, we’re shining a spotlight on the poetry of Flanders and the Netherlands in Dutch and Frisian. As well as showcasing poets at both ends of the page and performance spectrum working in these languages, we’ll have a number of installations and exhibitions, allowing you to get up close and personal with a poetry scene so close to our own and yet so little known.

Festival Launch Extravaganza »

A sneak peek at some of the highlights of StAnza 2018

Wed 7 March | 18:30 - 20:45 | FREE | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Auditorium

StAnza’s Listening Booth (I) Poetry International »

Listen to the voices of Dutch poetry

Thu 8 March | 10:00 - 22:00 | FREE | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Level 2 Foyer

StAnza’s Listening Booth (II): Podcast »

Listen to extracts from the Ondercast literary podcasts

Thu 8 March | 10:00 - 22:00 | FREE | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Level 2 Foyer

Poetry Loops »

Loop showings of short poetry films

Thu 8 March | 10:00 - 22:00 | FREE | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Conference Room

Dutch Tilt »

Poetry from the Netherlands and Flanders on show at StAnza in this cabinet exhibition

Thu 8 March | 10:00 - 22:00 | FREE | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Level 2 Foyer

Graphic poetry »

Word and image are intertwined in these unusual artworks by Lies Van Gaase

Thu 8 March | 10:00 - 17:00 | FREE | Public Library, Church Square, Meeting Room

Migraasje »

One Frisian poem in multiple versions of Scots and Shetlandic from the Migraasje Frisian/Scots translation project

Thu 8 March | 10:00 - 22:00 | FREE | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Level 1 & 2 Foyers

Plume: poetry in motion »

Dutch digital poetry questions the finality of text

Thu 8 March | 10:00 - 22:00 | FREE | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Conference Room

Game of Poems »

Poems responding to the cult books and TV series

Thu 8 March | 10:00 - 22:00 | FREE | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Level 1 & 2 Foyers

Border Crossings »

Reading: Thomas Möhlmann, Will Harris

Thu 8 March | 11:30 - 12:30 | £4.50/£3.50 | The Town Hall, Queens Gardens, Supper Room

Meet the Artist: Lies Van Gasse »

Learn more about Lies Van Gasse’s “graphic poetry”

Thu 8 March | 13:30 - 14:15 | FREE | Public Library, Church Square, Meeting Room

Special Past & Present »

A rare encounter with treasures from the University of St Andrews Library’s Special Collections

Thu 8 March | 15:30 - 16:30 | FREE but ticketed | Napier Room, Martyrs Kirk, North Street

Poetry Centre Stage »

A double bill of poetry for Thursday evening
20:00 Reading – Ester Naomi Perquin
21:00 Reading – Michael Symmons Roberts

Thu 8 March | 20:00 - 22:00 | £9.75/£8.00 | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Auditorium

Breakfast at the Poetry Café: Borderlines »

With Miriam Gamble, Julie Johnstone, Iggy McGovern and Lies Van Gasse

Fri 9 March | 10:00 - 11:10 | £4.75/£3.75 | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Studio Theatre

Past & Present »

Polly Atkin on Jane Cooper; Jan Baeke on H.H. ter Balkt

Fri 9 March | 14:15 - 15:15 | £4.50/£3.50 | The Town Hall, Queens Gardens, Council Chamber

Breakfast at the Poetry Café: The Self »

Interrogating the "I" in poetry with Sara Hirsch, Jan Baeke, Esther Mijers and Luke Pell

Sat 10 March | 10:00 - 11:10 | £4.75/£3.75 | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Studio Theatre

Poetry on the Street Corner »

Catch a glimpse of our poets taking poetry for a walk this afternoon

Sat 10 March | 10:45 - 15:15 | FREE | Around the festival and around St Andrews

In Performance »

From Belgium, New Zealand and Germany, three exciting voices launch out across boundaries

Sat 10 March | 15:30 - 16:30 | £5.50/£4.50 | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Studio Theatre

Five O’Clock Verses »

Reading: Tara Bergin, Tsead Bruinja

Sat 10 March | 17:00 - 18:00 | £6.50/£4.50 | Parliament Hall, South Street

The StAnza Slam »

With MC Andy Fierens

Sat 10 March | 22:15 - 23:59 | £4.50/£3.50 | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Auditorium

Breakfast at the Poetry Café: Translation »

Poets and translators discuss the pleasure, potential and problems of translation

Sun 11 March | 10:00 - 11:00 | £4.75/£3.75 | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Studio Theatre

Border Crossings »

Reading: Paula Jennings from Under A Spell Place, Frank Starik from The Lonely Funeral

Sun 11 March | 11:30 - 12:30 | £4.50/£3.50 | The Undercroft, St John's House, South Street

Poetry Café: Andy Fierens »

Enjoy an entertaining lunch with Andy Fierens

Sun 11 March | 13:00 - 13:50 | £6.75/£5.50 | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Studio Theatre

Translation Showcase »

Listen to new poetry in different languages as part of this year's language focus Going Dutch

Sun 11 March | 13:00 - 14:00 | £4.50/£3.50 | The Town Hall, Queens Gardens, Council Chamber

Catastrophe/Forms : WW1 in 9 Pictures »

A poetry performance created and arranged by Johann Reißer, performed by the Byre Youth Theatre under the direction of Ashley Foster and Stephen Jones

Sun 11 March | 15:30 - 16:30 | FREE | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Auditorium