Literary St Andrews

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The historic Byre Theatre has been a vibrant hub for the performing arts in northeast Fife for over 80 years. Incorporating a renovated 216 seat auditorium, 100 seat dedicated studio theatre, and full cinematic, theatrical and conference facilities, the Byre is integral to the rich cultural heritage of St Andrews. Check the calendar for upcoming events, or stop by the cafe for a cup of tea and a quiet place to study.

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Topping & Co. and Professor Don Paterson are pleased to host The School of the Night, a regular poetry event featuring writers like Paul Muldoon, Lorraine Mariner, Karen Solie, Jacob Polley, Annie Freud, and Jack Underwood. See what’s on!

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StAnza’s mission is to bring to audiences the best of poets, and practitioners in related art forms worldwide. Over the years StAnza, now recognised as one of the leading poetry festivals in the UK and Europe, has featured a strong list of contemporary poets from within Scotland and also from across the UK and the rest of the world. The organisation has brought a range of major poets to the festival, commissioned art works from leading artists, featured both past and present Poet Laureates, and has brought to StAnza poets from over 40 countries worldwide.

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