Tuesday 18 September
Celebrating Muriel Spark’s centenary: There’s more to Spark than Miss Jean Brodie.
A talk by Revd Dr David Dickinson introducing this important 20th century writer. This talk will show how she is more than a Catholic writer, but a witty and perceptive religious writer, asking pertinent
questions of her contemporary readers. No prior knowledge of Spark’s work will be assumed.
Dave Dickinson, minister at Trinity Church, is the author of The Novel as Church: Preaching to Readers in Contemporary Fiction and Yet Alive? Methodists in British Fiction since 1890. He is currently
preparing a book exploring religious and theological themes in 21st century fiction, intended to serve book clubs and church reading groups.