April 2017 Meeting

Our next meeting will take place on Thursday 20 April, at 7:30 pm in the Abbey Church Hall, Abbey Park Place, Dunfermline.

Morna Fleming will speak on “Robert Henryson, Dunfermline’s Medieval Poet”.

Dr Fleming first developed her interest in Scottish Literature through Glasgow University’s innovative M.Phil distance-taught course. She went on to undertake a Ph.D by research into the poetry of the court of James VI and I, examining the impact of the Union of the Crowns on the lyric poetry of the Scottish poets of the period. She has published widely on the poetry of James VI/I and his coterie, and is a frequent conference speaker on various topics, increasingly the poetry of Robert Henryson.

She has been the Secretary of the Robert Henryson Society in Dunfermline for many years, and is looking forward to seeing the promotion of the poet in the new Library and Art Gallery.