11:30 AM11:30

Stanza Poetry Festival: Border Crossings: Reading with Efe Paul Azino

Enjoy a Border Crossings event featuring two brilliant writers whose work spans the arc between page and performance. Hannah Lavery was shortlisted for the Bridgeport Prize for Poetry in 2017. Her most recent spoken word show, The Drift, previewed at the Tron theatre and was produced by the National Theatre of Scotland. She will be joined by Efe Paul Azino, the international poet in residence at Moniack Mhor. Hailing from Nigeria, Efe is the co-founder and director of the Lagos International Poetry Festival, as well as the author of energetic and immediate narrative poems.

In association with Moniack Mhor, Scotland’s Creative Writing Centre

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2:00 PM14:00

Stanza Poetry Festival: Metaphors of Displacement Workshop

A half-day workshop at MUSA led by Hannah Lavery

The topics of migration, exile and displacement are particularly prescient in our twenty-first century world, with the global south disproportionately affected by climate change, poverty and war. However, the history of movement and migration is as old as that of humanity itself, and themes of exile and displacement have been explored by writers and poets from the ancient world to the present.

In this creative writing workshop led by Hannah Lavery, we will explore the theme of displacement by responding to material held by MUSA's (the Museum of the University of St Andrews) archaeology and ethnography collection, by writing our away around and into objects people have taken with them when they have been forced, or have chosen, to leave the home they know.

Hannah Lavery is a poet and the engagement co-ordinator at the Scottish Poetry Library. Her spoken word theatre show, The Drift, examines questions of belonging, journeys and legacies. This workshop ties in with the morning’s colloquium on the same theme, although both events can be attended individually.

In partnership with MUSA (Museum of the University of St Andrews)

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Manifest This - Responding to PEN International's Women's Manifesto
6:30 PM18:30

Manifest This - Responding to PEN International's Women's Manifesto

For this year's event honouring the independence of thought of Scottish Writer Naomi Mitchison, we are responding to the PEN International Women's Manifesto, which outlines women's rights to have free speech, freedom from violence, access to education, the right to roam physically, socially and intellectually, and equality and parity before the law and in pay.

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Party's Over as part of View from 2038 - Lyceum Theatre
1:00 PM13:00

Party's Over as part of View from 2038 - Lyceum Theatre

The View From 2038

With The View from 2038 we commemorate that the Lyceum Youth Theatre has been running for twenty years.

Five short plays were specially commissioned by David Greig for this event and will be performed on the evening by LYT. The plays, written by emerging playwrights, have been created to be performed by young people, and will seek to answer the question of what the world will look like in 2038. After the interval, there will be a unique Talk Show, chaired by David Greig, and discussing the issues raised in the plays.

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to Oct 12

The Drift (Tour with National Theatre of Scotland, Season 2019)

he Drift is a journey through history, through Scottishness, through belonging, and through grief.

An autobiographical, poetic spoken word show, The Drift sees writer and performer Hannah Lavery exploring her legacy of being “mixed” in Scotland left to her by her father and mother and their respective journeys. A beautiful story of love, loss and bereavement, as well as a searingly honest portrayal of growing up mixed-race in Scotland, The Drift challenges us to see Scottish history and our public memory in a different light.

Tour supported by Flint & Pitch and The Workers Theatre with the Coalition of Racial Equality and Rights as part of Black History Month 2019.

Touring to:

2 Oct – The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen
4 Oct – Druimfin, Tobermory
8 Oct – Hart of Hawick, Hawick
10 Oct – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh
11 & 12 Oct – Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Tickets on sale in Summer 2019

The Drift was originally performed and developed as part of the Flint and Pitch New Voices programme (produced & programmed by Jenny Lindsay), before being further developed as part of the Workers Theatre Megaphone Residency and finally through the National Theatre of Scotland’s Just Start Here Festival and Engine Room programme – all under the mentorship and direction of Jenny Lindsay. It was last developed and performed as a preview at the Tron Theatre as part of Black History Month 2018 under the direction of Eve Nicol.

Hannah Lavery is a writer and performer. She was awarded a Tom McGrath playwriting grant in. She has performed her work at Solas Festival, Sonnet Youth, Flint & Pitch and Rally and Broad and has recently had her work published by Gutter, 404 Ink, Postbox Press and Stewed Rhubarb.

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