Events - Festival 2019

The Poetry Pharmacy

Thursday 8 March, 11:00 - Sunday 11 March, 17:00
The Preservation Trust Museum, North Street - Garden

Site-specific poems from a new anthology

William Seighart has gathered tried-and-true prescriptions for the heart, mind and soul in this new poetry anthology The Poetry Pharmacy (Penguin Particular Books, 2017). It offers poems from poets past and present, including some well-known at StAnza, under categories from “Mental and Emotional Wellbeing” to “Love and Loss”. What better place to encounter some of them than in amongst the potions and treatments from times past in the Preservation Trust Museum’s Old Chemist Shop. For a few minutes of calm during the festival, be sure to drop in for a poetic pick-me-up. And if you’d like to take away your own supply, the anthology is for sale at the festival bookshop at J&G Innes, South Street.

In association with Penguin Particular Books and William Seighart


Participants: William Sieghart


Garden – The Preservation Trust Museum, North Street

Photo: Jiye Lee

Location: On the north side of the eastern end of North Street, next to The Castle Tavern

This venue is an 18th century Scottish town house which was restored in Arts & Crafts style in the early part of...