Once again StAnza will be filling the town of St Andrews with all things poetical – and they do hope you’ll join them. They have got a jam packed programme for you, with events, installations and exhibitions which celebrate and interrogate this year’s festival themes of Borderlines and The Self. Headliners for 2018 include Forward Prize for Poetry winner Sinéad Morrissey, former Scots makar Liz Lochhead, jazz musician Don Paterson. Also appearing are winner of the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry Gillian Allnutt, Seamus Heaney First Collection prize winner Tara Bergin and up and comer William Letford.
StAnza 2018 will engage with The Year of Young People through events as part of the festival themes and also the 2018 language focus with a diverse range of events featuring young people as performers. The programme will bring together exciting new young voices in poetry sharing stages with major international writers, and look at how poetry explores childhood, and how youth is a major source of inspiration for poets. StAnza have also commissioned young poets to produce new work for a range of our festival events.