This will be an excellent day in the company of a variety of Spark experts and enthusiasts. (In the lunch break take a short walk to the Writers' Museum to see their Spark exhibition too and the memorial stone laid outside.)The Association for Manuscripts and Archives in Research Collections (AMARC; https://amarcsite.wordpress.com/) is organising a one-day meeting on Modern Scottish Literary Manuscripts at the National Library of Scotland on Thursday 19th April 2018. In addition to various other talks, Dr Colin McIlroy of the NLS will be speaking on the subject of the Muriel Spark archive and will lead a guided tour of the Muriel Spark exhibition. The registration fee includes morning and afternoon tea and coffee, as well as lunch. The event is open to non-members (though anyone can join AMARC and we would be delighted to welcome new members).