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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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The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie at Glasgow Film Festival

February 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Glasgow Film Festival, Glasgow Film Theatre, GFT2, 12 Rose Street
Glasgow, G3 6RB
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£8.50 - £10.50

Come along to Glasgow Film Festival as they mark the centenary of the birth of beloved Scottish writer Dame Muriel with a screening of the most celebrated film adaptation of her work.

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The Gallery Book Lounge: The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

February 25 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Scottish National Portrait Gallery, 1 Queen Street
Edinburgh, EH2 1JD United Kingdom
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The NGS book group for lovers of art and reading returns with Muriel Spark’s 1961 short novel, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, led by artist Katharine Aarrestad, and including a gallery talk and discussion in studio.

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March 2018

Muriel Spark at 100: An Evening with Alan Taylor, Rosemary Goring & Candia McWilliam

March 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Golden Hare Bookshop, 68 St Stephen Street
Edinburgh, EH3 5AQ
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£3

Join Alan Taylor, Rosemary Goring and Candia McWilliam as they discuss Spark’s life, and the re-issue of her work to celebrate her centenary.

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The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie at Dunlop Community Cinema

March 4 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Dunlop Community Cinema, Village Hall, 48 Main Street
Dunlop, KA3 4AG United Kingdom
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Rediscover Ronald Neame's 1969 classic adaptation of Muriel Spark's most famous novel, 'The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie', with Maggie Smith as the free-spirited teacher at an Edinburgh girls' school during the 1930s.

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Necessarily Looking Backward – Digital Installation at StAnza Festival

March 7 - March 11
The Byre Theatre, University of St Andrews, Abbey Street
St Andrews, KY16 9LA United Kingdom
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Free

Digital installation of new poems commissioned by StAnza to mark the Muriel Spark centenary.

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Necessarily Looking Backward reading event at StAnza Festival

March 9 @ 2:15 pm - 3:00 pm
The Byre Theatre, University of St Andrews, Abbey Street
St Andrews, KY16 9LA United Kingdom
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Free

Listen to poems sparked by our Muriel Spark tribute project, incl. Andrew Blair, Patrick James Errington, Sally Evans, Lindsay Macgregor, and Catherine Wilson

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An Evening of Muriel Spark in St Andrews

March 15 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Topping and Company Booksellers , St Andrews, 7 Greyfriars Garden
St Andrews, KY16 9HG
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£6

join Alan Taylor, Zoe Strachan and Rosemary Goring to celebrate Muriel Spark's centenary and Polygon's centenary edition of all of her novels.

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