Brian Keenan at poetry event

The launch of the programme for this year's Scottish poetry festival, StAnza, on Thursday 20 February, will feature writer Brian Keenan as special guest. Perhaps most widely known as a former hostage, he will talk at the event - hosted by the National Library of Scotland - on the subject of poetry, its celebration and the place it has in his life. Also present will be Gill Bowman of New Makars Songwriters, performing as part of the festival theme of 'poetry and song'. Free tickets can be booked by phone (0131-622 4807), e-mail ( or in person at the Library shop in the George VI Bridge Building. The launch starts at 7pm. StAnza itself will be held in St Andrews from 20 to 22 March. (Further information from

14 February 2003

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