Events - Festival 2020

Poetry Centre Stage

Sunday 8 March, 17:00 - 17:45
Byre Theatre, Abbey Street - Auditorium
or call the Byre Theatre Box Office on 01334 475000

Don’t miss Wendy Cope, our final headliner of the festival

For our final 2020 Poetry Centre Stage event, StAnza is delighted to welcome back the renowned poet, Wendy Cope. Raised in Kent, where her parents often recited poetry to her, Wendy went on to read history at Oxford and then worked as a primary school teacher until the publication of her first book, Making Cocoa for Kinglsey Amis (1986). A massive success, the collection demonstrated the dexterity, humour and sense of ironic observation in her writing. Since then, she has been a freelance writer, writing for children and adults alike and publishing five other collections of poetry, most recently Anecdotal Evidence (2018). Her playful style has won awards in both the UK and abroad. A fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, she continues to be an exciting and refreshing poetic voice publishing today.

Participants: Wendy Cope
Wendy Cope: Mike Rouse


Auditorium – 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 &...