Choose Poetry. Choose StAnza.

by StAnza, Scotland's International Poetry Festival in St Andrews, Fife, United Kingdom

Choose Poetry. Choose StAnza.
We did it
On 18th November 2021 we successfully raised £2,934 ( + est. £471.00 Gift Aid ) with 87 supporters in 42 days

Help support StAnza survive and thrive! The last 2 years have been tough, but they've reminded many of us quite how important poetry is...

by StAnza, Scotland's International Poetry Festival in St Andrews, Fife, United Kingdom

National Poetry Day 2021’s theme is ‘choice’, and Stanza, Scotland’s International Poetry Festival, invites you to choose us! The last two years have been challenging times but they have also provided a chance to dream – to imagine what might be possible as we look ahead, through and beyond the pandemic.

Not only do we hope to return to an in-person festival in March 2022 (festival title: Stories like starting points), we also plan to deliver this in hybrid form with at least 25 events livestreamed both in and out, further extending our international reach. December 2021 will see the launch of Well-versed, supporting the establishment of poetry reading groups across Scotland (and beyond), while in January 2022 we will launch a pilot for a new, online young people’s poetry writing programme called Scotland’s Young Makars!

StAnza’s aim is to become a key intervention in poetry: a forum for discussion about the form and its relationship with the wider world, with a commitment to enabling ever greater numbers to participate in poetry. In other words, while maintaining continuity with all that has come before, our inclination is to think big!

StAnza has chosen this moment to reach out, through our first ever crowdfunding appeal, for support. Over the years, we have achieved a vast amount on limited funds, but now we could do with a one-off boost. No matter how small or large your contribution, it will help provide:

  • a solid foundation: for StAnza in the years ahead;
  • a step-up: to help us realise our ambitions for poetry in Scotland and beyond;
  • a helping hand: which we might reach out to those in areas of less artistic opportunity, and for Scotland’s poets of tomorrow;
  • an open door: and all while keeping our ticket prices at a level that is accessible for all.

StAnza faces some difficult choices over the coming months – by choosing to support StAnza you will make these choices that little bit easier.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£50 or more

Poem critique and 5 raffle tickets

Receive constructive critique on a poem you've written, from poet, StAnza Festival Director and seasoned poetry tutor Lucy Burnett! (Poem critique will take place after StAnza 2022.) You'll also receive 5 raffle tickets. Each week we'll draw a winner (and sometimes 2!) from the people who've donated over the past 7 days. Up for grabs is a bundle of poetry books and occasionally other goodies – from different publishers each week!

£10 or more

1 raffle ticket

Each week we'll draw a winner (and sometimes 2!) from the people who've donated over the past 7 days. Up for grabs is a bundle of poetry books and occasionally other goodies – from different publishers each week! Huge thanks to the publishers offering their support!

£20 or more

2 raffle tickets

Each week we'll draw a winner (and sometimes 2!) from the people who've donated over the past 7 days. Up for grabs is a bundle of poetry books and occasionally other goodies – from different publishers each week! Huge thanks to the publishers offering their support!

£30 or more

3 raffle tickets

Each week we'll draw a winner (and sometimes 2!) from the people who've donated over the past 7 days. Up for grabs is a bundle of poetry books and occasionally other goodies – from different publishers each week! Huge thanks to the publishers offering their support!

£40 or more

4 raffle tickets

Each week we'll draw a winner (and sometimes 2!) from the people who've donated over the past 7 days. Up for grabs is a bundle of poetry books and occasionally other goodies – from different publishers each week! Huge thanks to the publishers offering their support!

£75 or more

Poem critique and 8 raffle tickets

Receive constructive critique on a poem you've written, from poet, StAnza Festival Director and seasoned poetry tutor Lucy Burnett! (Poem critique will take place after StAnza 2022.) You'll also receive 8 raffle tickets. Each week we'll draw a winner (and sometimes 2!) from the people who've donated over the past 7 days. Up for grabs is a bundle of poetry books and occasionally other goodies – from different publishers each week!

£100 or more

20 minute mentoring session and 10 raffle tickets

Enjoy a one-on-one poetry mentoring session with poet, StAnza Festival Director and seasoned poetry tutor Lucy Burnett for some more in-depth feedback on your work. Mentoring sessions will take place after StAnza 2022. You will also receive ten raffle tickets. Each week we'll draw a winner (and sometimes 2!) from the people who've donated over the past seven days. Up for grabs is a bundle of poetry books and occasionally other goodies.

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