2018 marks the centenary of the birth of the iconic writer Muriel Spark. Best-known as the author of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Dame Muriel was a poet, writer of fiction, criticism and literary biography, and was at the top of her profession, internationally, for more than half a century.

The Muriel Spark 100 programme celebrates Spark as one of Scotland’s finest and most internationally respected writers. Events will be taking place across the country from November 2017 to the end of 2018 in celebration of her work, her life and her extraordinary contribution to letters. From talks to exhibitions, readings to screenings, there is so much to discover. Find out which events are happening near you.

If you are planning an event and would like to be part of the celebrations, please let us know. The Muriel Spark 100 programme consists of a multitude of partners across the country who can help you with promotion, networking and collaborations.

“The centenary of Dame Muriel Spark’s birth is both a landmark moment and an unparalleled opportunity to permanently influence the way in which this leading figure of Scotland’s cultural history features in the public imagination. We would like to work with as many partners as possible, both in Scotland and further afield to introduce her writing, and her extraordinary achievements, to as many new readers and audiences as possible. We look forward to collaborating with you in 2018.”

Jenny Niven, Head of Literature, Languages and Publishing at Creative Scotland

Get involved – and together, let’s celebrate Dame Muriel, her work, and her legacy, and place her in the centre of the cultural landscape of 2018.