Hannah Lavery at the StAnza Poetry Festival launch event


Having travelled all the around the world during our pre-festival poetry tour, StAnza will celebrate arriving back at St Andrews airport (aka the Byre Theatre) with a Scottish poetry and music extravaganza, featuring artists and speakers from every corner of the country. As well as Edinburgh’s new Makar and author of Blood Salt Spring Hannah Lavery; the festival launch event will also feature poetry from Scotland’s new Makar (and local Fife poet) Kathleen Jamie, Shetland’s Jen Hadfield, Lewis-man Peter Mackay, music from Angus’s finest poet-cum-jazz-musician Don Paterson and Aberdonian Graeme Stephen; and words from Gallovidian Festival Director Lucy Burnett and Glaswegian-New Zealander Robyn Marsack… plus a few surprise cameo appearances. An evening simply not to miss!


Tickets: £8 – £12 in person, £5 online

In person: The Byre Theatre – Auditorium, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA

Online: These tickets provides access to a livestream of the event on the StAnza Poetry Festival YouTube channel nd will remain available to view in recorded form until the 31st of March

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Wednesday 09 Mar 2022
Byre Theatre, St Andrews. United Kingdom