Friday, July 08, 2011

Members' News

A lunch to commemmorate Muriel Spark's Birthday on February 1st is held on the Sunday nearest to that date at the Bruntsfield Hotel. This is only open to members and their guests. Not only do we enjoy a delicious lunch but a fiendish quiz on one of her novels is served up to us.

The AGM is held each June. We invite well-known writers to be our guest and to engage in a question and answer session with members.

In November the annual Muriel Spark Society Lecture is given at the National Library of Scotland. These lectures always sell out weeks before the event because it is open to the public but Spark Society members have priority booking. Speakers are always prestigious writers or academics and have included Martin Stannard, Alan Taylor, Denise Mina and Toby Litt.

Three times a year we organise discussions on one of her novels. In March the book under discussion is 'The Abbess of Crewe'.

Further details of all these events are sent to our members.

NLS Archive pages www.nls.uk/murielspark

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