Monday, March 18, 2019

Spark Book Group - Territorial Rights and My Venice

The next Spark Book Group will convene on Tuesday 9 April at 6pm. We will meet in the Saltire Society at 22 High Street, and will be expertly led once again by Joyce Caplan. Territorial Rights was studied for the annual quiz, so the homework should all be done! Please also read Spark's essay on Venice, which can be found in the collection, The Golden Fleece.
Gail Wylie will be freshly returned from Venice and is hoping to bring back some Spark associated booty. We'll also get in the mood with some Italian wine and nibbles. Do join us if you can.

Wednesday, March 06, 2019

Muriel Spark Society Wine Tasting

The Society presented a very successful wine tasting at the Scottish Arts Club last night. Many members attended, as well as guests invited by Committee member Bridget Stevens. This made for a good mix and a convivial time was had by all. This was in no small measure due to the expertise of Alan Johnston, our guide for the evening. After a heady start on prosecco, the various wines were presented in batches of two for very telling comparison. A Old World/New World debate ensued!
Fun prizes were presented, and a top one of fine wine went to one of the expert tasters. Our great thanks particularly to Alan and Bridget. Thanks to Lorna Statham for organising, prizes, and like Jack Reynolds, pouring so judiciously!