StAnza 2008 announcement

StAnza 2008 – First Announcement
a celebration of poetry : St Andrews : March 12 – 16 2008

Festival Themes – Poetry & Conflict Sea of Tongues

Participants & Events

Poet-in-Residence
Adrian Mitchell

Lecture
Sarah Maguire

In Conversation
Janice Galloway : Liz Lochhead : Kenneth White

Readings
Alison Brackenbury, John Burnside , Ken Cockburn , Jane Duran , Sally Evans , James Fenton , Cheryl Follon, Annie Freud , Tess Gallagher , Miriam Gamble , Magi Gibson , Matthew Hollis, Alexander Hutchison , A B Jackson , Robert Alan Jamieson , August Kleinzahler , Tom Leonard, Sarah Maguire , Michael McKimm , Kevin MacNeil , Adrian Mitchell , Helen Mort, Michael Schmidt, Penelope Shuttle, Brian Turner, Jack Underwood, Kenneth White

Translated Poets
Tsead Bruinja (Netherlands), Helmut Haberkamm (Germany), Odveig Klyve (Norway), Elmar Kuiper (Netherlands), Fitzgerald Kusz (Germany), Finn Øglænd (Norway)

Poetry Cabaret Sessions
Robin Cairns, Ann Drysdale, André Mangeot, Raman Mundair

Masterclasses/Workshops
Ken Cockburn, Matthew Hollis, Alexander Hutchison, Robert Alan Jamieson, Helmut Haberkamm (Germany), Fitzgerald Kusz (Germany), Penelope Shuttle, Tim Turnbull

Children’s Events
Julie Johnstone, Adrian Mitchell

Performances
Retta Bowen, Rick Foot, Keith James, Laura Lloyd, Gearoid Mac Lochlainn, Tim Turnbull

Discussions
Dr Tom Jones, August Kleinzahler, Adrian Mitchell, Brian Turner

Exhibitions
Jen Hadfield: Nigh No Place
Jenny Soep: StAnza Sketches
Scottish Poetry Library: Verse on Vinyl
Madeleine Waller: Projection
StAnza Photographers: StAnza Mark 10

MCs/Speakers
Jenny Lindsay: Poetry Slam
Brian Taylor: Festival Launch

Other Events

Special Events
Caligula on Ice: Performance Show
Federico Garcia Lorca: Musical Performance
Films: Zebra/Literaturwerkstatt (Germany)
Magazine Fair: Scottish Poetry Library
Pamphlet Fair: Scottish Pamphlet Poetry
Poetry Walk: Jim Carruth

Past & Present Sessions on –
William Blake, Basil Bunting, Raymond Carver, HD (Hilda Dolittle), TS Eliot, Edward Lear, James Thomson (B.V.)

Compiled Thursday 4th October 2007 – National Poetry Day
The list is provisional until the definitive programme is published.

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4 Responses to StAnza 2008 announcement

  1. apprentice says:

    What a great programme. I love Janice Galloway, so that will be a highlight. What is the photography exhibition about?And I’d like to hear Tess Gallagher, I read a good article on her recently.The walk sounds good too, I’m hooked since our renga one.So much to look forward to!

  2. Colin Will says:

    Thanks apprentice. I’ll find out more about the photography exhibition. You’ll notice we renamed the Dead Poets Sessions to become ‘Past and Present’. Chairing these sessions is always my bit of StAnza, and it means I have to read up on the Past poets beforehand, so I’m always learning something.

  3. Cailleach says:

    It does look tremendous from over here – do you know that Apprentice has planted a little seed in my head about coming to have a look…

  4. Colin Will says:

    You’d be very welcome Barbara.

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