Off the Page

Poem by Joan Hewitt

Poem by Joan Hewitt

The continuing growth in popularity of spoken word (and of forms like Instapoetry) have encouraged poets and readers (and listeners) to re-imagine the relationship between poetry and the page on which it might be written. As a festival, StAnza has always existed at the intersection between written and spoken word, between poetry on the page and the stage – but also poetry on walls, windows, skin. This year, we’re taking this further, exploring the materiality of the poem and asking precisely what happens when it’s taken off the page.

In the Ink Dark »

An installation that explores memory and materiality to find language for loss

Thu 7 March | 09:15 - 17:00 | FREE | J & G Innes Ltd, Booksellers, South Street, Upstairs Gallery

Off the Wall »

Poem panels around St Andrews and beyond

Thu 7 March | 09:30 - 16:45 | FREE | Public Library, Church Square, Meeting Room, and around town

Párpado »

Videos of poetry in motion from Párpado Teatro

Thu 7 March | 10:00 - 22:00 | FREE | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Conference Room

Over the Line »

An introduction to poetry comics with work by Tom Humberstone

Thu 7 March | 11:00 - 17:00 | FREE | The Preservation Trust Museum, North Street, Upstairs gallery

Poetry in Conversation: Taking Poetry Off the Page »

Claudio Pozzani and Jay MillAr read and discuss their work

Thu 7 March | 18:50 - 19:30 | Free / ticketed | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Conference Room

Jill Abram presents Stablemates »

Jill Abram introduces a poetry salon with a trio of HappenStance poets

Fri 8 March | 11:30 - 12:30 | £4.50/£3.50 | The Town Hall, Queens Gardens, Council Chamber

Breakfast at the Poetry Café: Off the Page »

Start your weekend with poetry and pastries!

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

Words and movements »

Sketching poems from life

Sat 9 March | 10:00 - 12:00 | FREE | J & G Innes Ltd, Booksellers, South Street

Words as movements »

Bringing motion into your own poetry

Sat 9 March | 13:30 - 15:00 | FREE | J & G Innes Ltd, Booksellers, South Street, Upstairs Gallery