Events - Festival 2018

Poetry Centre Stage

Saturday 4 March, 20:00 - 22:00
The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street - Auditorium

A double bill of poetry for Saturday evening
20:00 reading – Sarah Howe
21:00 reading – Jackie Kay

Please note, this event has now sold out for the auditorium but we shall be live screening it to the Studio Theatre and tickets for that are now available from the Byre Theatre at a cost of £3.

Make it a Saturday night to remember with a double bill of poetry from two poets whose names made headlines in 2016. Taking to the floor at 8pm is Sarah Howe, whose collection Loop of Jade was the first debut to ever scoop the prestigious 2016 T.S. Eliot award. The collection, which explores Howe’s Anglo-Chinese heritage, offers a startling exploration of gender and injustice, while at the same time presenting a daring experiment in form.

Jackie Kay, who takes the stage at 9pm, was announced as Scots Makar – or poet laureate – in March 2016 and is arguably one of the nation’s best loved poets. A poet, novelist and short story writer, the Forward Prize winner’s work embraces the personal and the political, offsetting anger with a generous and warm gift for laughter.

Supported by the School of English, St Andrews University

Participants: Sarah Howe and Jackie Kay
Sarah Howe: Hayley Madden
Jackie Kay: Mary McCartney


Auditorium – 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 &...