Spoken Word & Drama

Photo: Anna Stewart

Spoken word and performance poetry is a dynamic part of the poetry scene nowadays and we showcase some of the best performers at StAnza. You’ll find them at our lunchtime Poetry Café events, the annual StAnza Slam and elsewhere on the programme. We also regularly explore the boundaries between poetry and drama in plays, poetry theatre and spoken word shows.

Poetry Theatre »

Poetry interventions

Wed 7 March | 17:30 - 18:15 | FREE | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Level 1 & 2 Foyers

Poetry Café: Vanessa Kisuule »

Humour with bite, served up with a lunchtime snack

Thu 8 March | 13:00 - 13:50 | £6.75/£5.50 | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Studio Theatre

Poetry Café: Catherine Wilson, Hannah Raymond-Cox »

Lunch and lively poetry from two of the best poets to emerge from Scotland’s spoken word scene

Fri 9 March | 13:00 - 13:50 | £6.75/£5.50 | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Studio Theatre

Poetry Theatre »

Poetry interventions

Sat 10 March | 12:00 - 14:00 | FREE | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Level 1 & 2 Foyers

A Double-Voiced Bird in Performance »

A performance emerging from our collaborative poetry workshop

Sat 10 March | 13:00 - 13:10 | FREE | The Town Hall, Queens Gardens, Supper Room

Poetry Café: Sara Hirsch »

Lunch and life-affirming poetry, with Sara Hirsch

Sat 10 March | 13:00 - 13:50 | £6.75/£5.50 | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Studio Theatre

In Performance »

From Belgium, New Zealand and Germany, three exciting voices launch out across boundaries

Sat 10 March | 15:30 - 16:30 | £5.50/£4.50 | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Studio Theatre

Poetry Theatre »

Poetry interventions

Sat 10 March | 18:15 - 19:10 | FREE | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Level 1 & 2 Foyers

Poetry Theatre »

Poetry interventions

Sun 11 March | 12:00 - 14:00 | FREE | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Level 1 & 2 Foyers

Poetry Café: Andy Fierens »

Enjoy an entertaining lunch with Andy Fierens

Sun 11 March | 13:00 - 13:50 | £6.75/£5.50 | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Studio Theatre

Catastrophe/Forms : WW1 in 9 Pictures »

A poetry performance created and arranged by Johann Reißer, performed by the Byre Youth Theatre under the direction of Ashley Foster and Stephen Jones

Sun 11 March | 15:30 - 16:30 | FREE | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Auditorium

Poetry Theatre »

Poetry interventions

Sun 11 March | 18:15 - 19:15 | FREE | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Level 1 & 2 Foyers