Events - Festival 2021

The Red Letter Library

Thursday 5 March, 10:00 - Sunday 8 March, 22:00
Byre Theatre, Abbey Street - Level 2 Foyer

An installation of poems responding to book cover designs by Talwin Morris

This year StAnza was gifted a selection of poetry books from The Red Letter Library, published by the Gresham Publishing Company and Blackie Limited of Glasgow under the title ‘A Library of Choice Poetry’ around 1903. The books feature designs on the front cover, spine, title and endpapers by the graphic artist Talwin Morris (1865-1911), who moved in the same set as Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Morris’s book designs introduced a wide audience to the Glasgow Style. We have invited a poet to respond to each volume and the resulting poems will be on display at StAnza along with the books.

i.m. Norma McKenzie

Katrina Naomi: Tim Ridley
Anne Stewart: from an original photograph by Elena Nistor
Sheila Wakefield: Moira Conway


Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Level 2 Foyer

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 &...