Events - Festival 2019

Meet the Artists

Saturday 10 March, 11:30 - 12:15
The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street - Studio Theatre

Meet some of the poets behind this year's digital installations

This year, StAnza's digital installations feature poems from a number of fantastic projects. At this Meet the Artist session, we'll be enjoying readings from the poets behind two of these projects.

For 'My Time', Voluntary Arts Scotland and the Scottish Poetry Library asked people to convey in poetic form what "my time" meant to them. Ten poets were also sent out from St Mungo’s Mirrorball to visit creative groups across Scotland, and get inspired by what they saw. We'll be hearing from a number of these poets, including Polly Atkin, Catherine Eunson, Rachel Tennant, Larry Butler, Trisha Heaney, Max Scratchmann and Lynn Valentine.

We're also showcasing poems by some of Scotland's Foyle Young Poets of the Year. The Foyle awards celebrate young talent and have been early milestones in the careers of many emerging and established poets. We're delighted to welcome Neave Scott, Andrew Pettigrew, Magnus Dixon, Ailsa Elizabeth Dixon and Angelina Conte, some of the recent winners and highly commended poets, to read.


The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Studio Theatre

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 &...