StAnza, Scotland’s international poetry festival, has been voted a major success.
Five days saw more than 100 verse-related events in St Andrews, including performances, music, drama, talks, workshops, open mic events, films, exhibitions and installations involving over 60 artists and thousands of visitors.
Poets came from around the world, amongst them Nora Gomringer from Germany, Swedish poet Aase Berg, Jane Yolen and Thomas Lynch from the USA and Australian poet Sarah Holland-Batt
Amongst other big names from the literary world were Don Paterson, Andrew McMillan, Jo Bell, Lemn Sissay, Pascale Petit, Sean O’Brien, Brian Johnstone and John Burnside.
Eleanor Livingstone, festival director, said: “We’re thrilled that 2016 has been another successful year for StAnza and we were delighted to welcome a huge number of visitors over the five days, many of whom travelled great distances.”