st_andrews_from_regulus_tower_-_geograph-org-uk_-_254003The David Mitchell Conference 2017 took place in the University of St Andrews School of English on Saturday 3rd June 2017 in Kennedy Hall, The Scores, in St Andrews, Fife, in Scotland (see Getting Here for more information).

The day began with registration on the ground floor of Kennedy Hall, before a keynote speech from Dr Sarah Dillon from the University of Cambridge.

This was followed by six parallel sessions, each with three speakers presenting twenty-minute papers followed by thirty minutes of group discussion, with lunch and refreshment breaks in the Stephen Boyd room in Kennedy Hall.

Later in the afternoon, delegates visited the university’s Special Collections in Martyrs Kirk on North Street, to see the rare pieces and collaborative artworks by David Mitchell, who was on hand to answer questions about the works, with a talk from Rare Books Librarian Elizabeth Henderson on building collections on contemporary authors.

The conference dinner was held at The Byre Theatre restaurant in St Andrews (you can find the menu and more details on the conference dinner information page), before a wine reception and evening readings from author David Mitchell and Professor Paul Harris from Loyola Marymount University in California, USA.

See the full David Mitchell Conference programme
for more information on the day’s events.