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Settle and Spark Theresa Muñoz lives in Edinburgh and is a Research Associate at Newcastle University. Her first collection Settle was shortlisted for the Melita Hume Prize for Poetry. She is the recipient of a Muriel Spark Centenary Award and has been writing a sequence of poems inspired by Spark’s life, legacy and…(Read More)

‘Intimations of Immortality’: The Sacred Imagery and Ideas in T.S.Eliot’s ‘The Four Quartets’ Christopher Smith is a retired Anglican priest, living in Berwick. His talk will look at the ideas and allusions present in The Four Quartets, which spring from Eliot’s religious knowledge and experience; an exploration of which poetry lovers…(Read More)

Criminal Endeavours: crime writers Emma Salisbury and Harriet Smart compare notes Join Emma Salisbury and Harriet Smart as they discuss what makes crime fiction so compelling and explore the similarities between historical and contemporary crime fiction. Emma’s latest book, Absent, is the fourth in her police procedural series set in Manchester, while Harriet has…(Read More)

A History of Tweedmouth I am a master printer, previously MD of Martin’s Printing Works. When I retired I wrote ‘An Anecdotal History of Spittal’, then recently wrote ‘An Anecdotal History of Tweedmouth’. My favourite pastime is Bridge and I am a high ranking player. I also played Bowls until 2 years ago. I…(Read More)

Torben Betts is an award-winning English playwright whose recent plays include Invincible (UK and worldwide), Get Carter (Northern Stage and UK tour), What Falls Apart (Live Theatre) and The Seagull (Regent’s Park Open Air.) He also wrote the screenplay for the feature film Downhill (2014). He will be talking about the art of…(Read More)

Dragon Daughter Do you dream of dragons? Do you love stories about magical creatures of all kinds? In this interactive talk, acclaimed children’s author Liz Flanagan will be sharing her new book Dragon Daughter and inviting you to imagine a fantasy animal of your very own. Recommended for ages 8-12. *** Students Free *** &nbsp…(Read More)

Richard Moore: Through A Glass Darkly From the mid-18th century, the reaction against the formal elegance of Georgian Society was steadily undermined by one thing: the Cult of the Gothic. Come and meet vampires and ghouls, hear how the Gothic arose and how writers as diverse as Edgar Allan Poe, R.L. Stevenson and…(Read More)