Bookmark Festival 2018
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Bookmark is delighted to offer special events to celebrate the centenary of Muriel Spark one of Scotland's best-loved and most original writers. Alan Taylor, well-known journalist and critic, became her good friend. His memoir Appointment in Arezzo is an exceptional account of this friendship. He will be joined by Rosemary Goring, Literary Editor of The Herald and Gail Wylie, Past Chair of the Muriel Spark Society to discuss the joys - and difficulties - of abridging Spark's work for radio. After lunch, the poet Stewart Conn will give a talk on Spark's poetry, with readings by Gerda Stevenson. Those who heard Stewart and Gerda earlier this year at our Bookmark Poetry event, know that this will be both entertaining and illuminating.
Bookmark would like to thank the Muriel Spark Society for their sponsorship of this event.
11am - 12pm: Alan Taylor - Appointment in Arezzo - A friendship with Muriel Spark
12.15pm - 1pm: Gail Wylie in conversation with Alan Taylor and Rosemary Goring
Lunch and Book Signing
2pm - 3pm: Stewart Conn and Gerda Stevenson
Tickets - £16.50 full day (inc £1.50 booking fee)
(all Friday, Saturday and Sunday events) £56.50 (inc £1.50 booking fee)