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October 2018

Simon Cooke and Patricia Waugh with Colin McIlroy: ‘Muriel Spark 100’

October 6, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Cuckfield Book Festival, The Queen’s Hall, High Street
Cuckfield, RH17 5EL United Kingdom
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Join Spark experts, Professor Patricia Waugh and Dr Simon Cooke, as they discuss Spark’s place in modern literature.

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Bookmark Festival – Conversation with Alan Taylor, Stewart Conn and Gerda Stevenson about Spark

October 7, 2018
Bookmark Festival Blairgowrie, United Kingdom + Google Map

Talks and readings Alan Taylor, Stewart Conn and Gerda Stevenson at Bookmark Festival 2018.

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Muriel Spark 100: response to The Mandelbaum Gate

October 7, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Beacon Arts Centre Greenock, Custom House Quay
Greenock, PA15 1EQ United Kingdom
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Join Edinburgh-based writer Tracey S. Rosenberg to hear her fictional response to Spark, The Western Wall, followed by a Q & A, discussion, buffet, and an informal writing workshop.

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A Celebration of Muriel Spark: with Jackie Kay, Alan Taylor & Louise Welsh

October 9, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama, Bridgeford St,
Manchester, M13 9PL
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£8 – £10

Join Jackie Kay, Louise Welsh, and Alan Taylor, as they discuss what made Muriel Spark one of Scotland’s greatest novelists and short story writers

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Spark in Poetry: a Launch

October 13, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Scottish Poetry Library, 5 Crichton's Close
Edinburgh, EH8 8DT United Kingdom
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Join us for the launch of Spark, a new poetry anthology, edited by Rob A. Mackenzie and Louise Peterkin, and featuring 44 of our best contemporary poets.

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Muriel Spark Centenary Concert

October 13, 2018 @ 7:45 pm - 9:15 pm
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road
London, SE1 8XX United Kingdom
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£15 – £30

The Nash Ensemble, famous for its adventurous programming and virtuoso performances, presents a new work by eminent British composer David Matthews, setting five poems by Muriel Spark for voice and piano quintet.

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100 Years Of Muriel Spark: Ian Rankin and Alan Taylor

October 14, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Inkpot GL50 1UW + Google Map

Ian Rankin and Alan Taylor discuss the crème de la crème of Scottish novelists in Spark’s centenary year, with Georgina Godwin.

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Spark 100: A tour in celebration of the works and influence of Muriel Spark.

October 20, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Mercat Cross, High Street, Edinburgh, High Street
Edinburgh, EH1 1RF
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£8 – £13

Walk in the footsteps of Edinburgh’s great author, Muriel Spark. Hear about the city that in inspired her work, and discover the real Miss Jean Brodie on a personal tour in a small group.

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Theresa Muñoz: Settle and Spark

October 20, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Berwick United Reformed Church (St Paul’s), Main Street, Spittal
Berwick upon Tweed,, TD15 1QY United Kingdom
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Theresa Muñoz will read from her first collection 'Settle', and from her new sequence of poems inspired by Spark’s life, legacy and letters, entitled ‘Why We Love You’.

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Muriel Spark Centenary Year: Appointment with Alan Taylor

October 25, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Spark Theatre, James Gillespie’s School, 57 Lauderdale Street
Edinburgh, EH9 1DD United Kingdom
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An evening with Alan Taylor - fan and friend of Muriel Spark and author of Appointment in Arezzo

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