Melrose Literary Society (founded 1885)
The Society offers stimulating twice-monthly evening events in a friendly atmosphere in the Ormiston Institute, Melrose when there is an opportunity to hear published authors and other speakers discuss literary topics, ranging from novels to drama, poetry, memoirs and travellers’ tales.
It attracts as speakers both academics and professional writers, and makes an important contribution to the cultural life of Melrose.
For more details, contact our secretary Peter Hoad
Visitors are very welcome.
The 2014/15 season dates and speakers are as follows
|2014|| || ||7th October || Robert Leach ||The Queen's Men: Elizabethan Theatre and the Early Career of William Shakespeare
||21st October || Kathy O'Donnell, President of Stirling Literary Society||Robert Frost - American poet, Scottish roots
||4th November||Professor Penny Fielding, Head of Dept of English Literature, Edinburgh University|| Spies in fiction
||11th November||Mary Craig, Stow.||Pilgrim Roads (joint meeting with Melrose Historical and Archeological Association, held in Parish church hall)
||6th January ||Norrie McLeish, Selkirk||Will Ogilvie
||20th January ||Tom Murray Scottish Book Trust Reader In Residence to Scottish Borders Libraries||The work of a writer in residence
||3rd February || Professor Christopher Harvie||Hyde and seek – exploring RL Stevenson’s chamber of horrors in 1886
||17th February || Michael Smith||Death, the Devil and James Hogg
||3rd March ||Professor Ian Campbell, Edinburgh University||They lived unhappily ever after
||31st March || ||AGM
"......and as to Melrose and Abbotsford, the very names possess music and magic." Charlotte Bronte (1850)