Dates for 2017 coming soon

About our festival

One of the top poetry festivals in the UK, StAnza is famous for its friendly atmosphere and international focus, the place to hear favourite poets, discover new voices and enjoy the beautiful town of St Andrews and StAnza’s lively festival hub at the Byre Theatre. Featuring readings, performances, discussions and poetry inspired installations and exhibitions, many of which are free. Don Paterson, Lemn Sissay, Jo Shapcott, Sean O’Brien and Pascale Petit are among the headliners.  This year’s themes are Body of Poetry and City Lines. Plus workshops, a masterclass and open mic events.

Genre - Literature, Performance, Visual Art
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