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Mistress of Unease: The Poetry of Muriel Spark

February 7 @ 12:45 pm - 1:30 pm

Free

© Alexander Moffat, Photography Antonia Reeve

In a broadcast talk, ‘The Art of Verse’, Muriel Spark insisted, ‘Although most of my life has been devoted to fiction, I have always thought of myself as a poet’ and that ‘for creative writing of any sort an early apprenticeship as a poet is a wonderful stimulant and start’.

From this starting-point, former Edinburgh Makar, Stewart Conn responds to her poetry, wry, witty, and with its spectral figures and echoes of the Ballads marking her as a Mistress of Unease. Stewart is joined by actor, writer, singer/songwriter, Gerda Stevenson reading Spark’s poems.

Free, unticketed

More information: https://www.nationalgalleries.org/event/mistress-unease-poetry-muriel-spark?destination=/events

Accessibility: wheelchair access, audio loop – in lecture theatre; accessible toilets – in the building

 

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Date:
February 7
Time:
12:45 pm - 1:30 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://www.nationalgalleries.org/event/mistress-unease-poetry-muriel-spark?destination=/events

Organizer

National Galleries of Scotland
Phone:
0131 624 6580
Email:
info@nationalgalleries.org
Website:
https://www.nationalgalleries.org/

Venue

National Galleries of Scotland – NGS
Hawthornden Lecture Theatre, Scottish National Gallery, The Mound
Edinburgh, EH2 2EL United Kingdom
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Phone:
0131 624 6580
Website:
https://www.nationalgalleries.org/