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November 2017

Muriel Spark Novels Centenary Editions

November 2, 2017 - September 6, 2018
£9.99

Muriel Spark - 22 Novels rediscovered in striking and collectable Centenary Editions.

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December 2017

The International Style of Muriel Spark

December 8, 2017 - May 13, 2018
National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge
Edinburgh, EH1 1EW United Kingdom
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Free

Explore the life and work of Muriel Spark and see archive material and personal artefacts which illuminate the inspirations behind her literary style, her love of fashion, and the significance of the places where she lived.

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February 2018

Muriel Spark – A Centenary Celebration at the Writer’s Museum

February 2 - June 10
Writer’s Museum, Lady Stair's Close
Edinburgh, EH1 2PA United Kingdom
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Free

The Writer's Museum is bringing together a discrete display of printed items and artwork connected with Muriel Spark, and an accompanying events programme, to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of one Edinburgh’s most famous daughters.

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April 2018

A friendship with Muriel Spark – Aberdeen Central Library

April 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Aberdeen Central Library, Rosemount Viaduct
Aberdeen, AB25 1GW United Kingdom
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Celebrating the centenary of Dame Muriel Spark, her long-time friend, author and journalist Alan Taylor, joins Aberdeen City Libraries on World Book Night to give a special insight into the life of the celebrated author.

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Muriel Spark at 100 – Royal Society of Literature

April 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
National Portrait Gallery, London, St Martin's Place
London, WC2H-0HE
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£7 - £8

Join us for a fascinating discussion between Robin Baird-Smith, who was Spark's publisher for ten years, and Ali Smith as they reflect on a writer of genius.

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Self-Sabotage: Spark and Lozano

April 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Fruitmarket Gallery, 45 Market Street
Edinburgh, EH1 1DF United Kingdom
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Join author Andrew O’Hagan and Fruitmarket Gallery Director Fiona Bradley as they explore the parallels between the self-destructive tendencies of Muriel Spark’s protagonist in The Driver’s Seat (1970) and artist Lee Lozano’s rejection of the art world.

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Appointment in Arezzo – Alan Taylor at Chipping Norton Literary Festival

April 29 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Chipping Norton Literary Festival, The Methodist Church, 5 West Street
Chipping Norton, OX7 5LH United Kingdom
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£8.50

Come hear writer and journalist Alan Taylor talk about his friendship with Muriel Spark and his memoir Appointment in Arezzo.

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Edinburgh University Centre for Open Learning (COL) : Muriel Spark at the National Library of Scotland

April 30 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge
Edinburgh, EH1 1EW United Kingdom
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£30

As part of Edinburgh University's Centre for Open Learning programme, come and explore Spark’s literary legacy and her archive through a guided visit to the exhibition.

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May 2018

Hexham Book Festival – Conversation with Alan Taylor

May 1 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Hexham Book Festival, Queen’s Hall Arts Centre, Beaumont Street
Hexham, Northumberland NE46 3LS United Kingdom
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£8

Join Alan Taylor as he discusses his friendship with Muriel Spark as shared in his colourful, surprising and admiring memoir, 'Appointment in Arezzo'.

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The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie at Hexham Book Festival

May 1 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Hexham Book Festival, Queen’s Hall Arts Centre, Beaumont Street
Hexham, Northumberland NE46 3LS United Kingdom
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£5

Rediscover the 1969 classic film starring Maggie Smith in the title role of Miss Jean Brodie.

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