Events - Festival 2020

Necessarily Looking Backward

Thursday 8 March, 10:00 - Sunday 11 March, 22:00
The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street

New poems commissioned by StAnza for the Muriel Spark centenary

During 2018, the National Library of Scotland is leading celebrations to mark the centenary of the birth of Muriel Spark, a poet as well as a novelist and one of Scotland’s best loved – and most quoted – writers of the twentieth century. StAnza has commissioned a number of poets to write new poems responding to favourite quotes from Muriel Spark’s novels as chosen by contemporary Scottish writers.

Supported by Muriel Spark 100, the Poetry Society and the British Council, and in association with Polygon Birlinn

Andrew Blair: Ross Hill
Lyn Coffin:
Catherine Wilson: Perry Jonsson


The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street

Location: At the top of Abbey Street off the east end of South Street. Also accessible from the Byre Close off South Street

Includes: Auditorium, Studio Theatre, Conference Room, foyers, Café Bar &...