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

Poetry Café: Katherine McMahon, Stephen Watt »

Lunch and spoken word from the pick of the Scottish scene

Thu 2 March | 13:00 - 13:50 | £6.50/£5.00 - Book Tickets | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Studio Theatre

Poetry Café: Keith Jarrett »

Lunch and powerful poetry from a major talent

Fri 3 March | 13:00 - 13:50 | £6.50/£5.00 | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Studio Theatre

Poetry in Performance »

Pushing the boundaries of poetry with Sabine Macher and Ásta Fanney Sigurðardóttir, dynamic performers from France and Iceland

Fri 3 March | 15:30 - 16:30 | £5.00/£4.00 | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Studio Theatre

Poetry on the Move (I) »

Get your poetry kicks on route A91

Sat 4 March | 10:00 - 12:30 | FREE | St Andrews Bus Station

Poetry on the Move (II) »

Get your poetry kicks on route A91

Sat 4 March | 10:00 - 14:00 | FREE | Dundee Bus Station

Poetry Café: Paula Varjack »

Spice up your lunch with poetry from Paula Varjack

Sat 4 March | 13:00 - 13:50 | £6.50/£5.00 | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Studio Theatre

Leasungspell »

An Anglo Saxon Fool's Tale: an epic journey through the wilds of the Dark Ages, with Bob Beagrie and friends

Sat 4 March | 15:30 - 16:30 | £5.00/£4.00 | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Studio Theatre

The StAnza Slam »

With MC Paula Varjack

Sat 4 March | 22:15 - 23:55 | £4.00/£3.00 | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Auditorium

Poetry Theatre »

Poetry interventions

Sun 5 March | 12:00 - 14:00 | FREE | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Level 1 & 2 Foyers

Poetry Café: Steve Pottinger »

Enjoy an entertaining lunch with Steve Pottinger

Sun 5 March | 13:00 - 13:50 | £6.50/£5.00 | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Studio Theatre

Make it Loud! »

Workshop with spoken word artists Kevin Mclean & Katie Ailes

Sun 5 March | 13:00 - 15:30 | FREE | The Town Hall, Queens Gardens, Upstairs Foyer

Loud Poets »

Spoken word and music the Loud Poets' way – prepare to cover your ears!

Sun 5 March | 17:00 - 18:00 | £6.00/£4.00 | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Studio Theatre

Poetry Theatre »

Poetry interventions

Sun 5 March | 18:15 - 19:15 | FREE | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Level 1 & 2 Foyers