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Mistress of Unease: The Poetry of Muriel Spark
February 7, 2018 @ 12:45 pm - 1:30 pmFree
© 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.
Accessibility: wheelchair access, audio loop – in lecture theatre; accessible toilets – in the building