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Charles Dickens was an English novelist, generally considered the greatest of the Victorian period. Dickens enjoyed a wider popularity and fame than had any previous author during his lifetime, and he remains popular, having been responsible for some of English literature's most iconic novels and characters.
IT IS ALMOST TIME TO RUN LIKE THE DICKENS!
SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 9 AM - LIONS SHELTER, EAST LAKE WINONAJoin us for a 5K fun run-walk to mark the end of the Dickens celebration. Victorian/Dickensian costumes optional! Get your t-shirt and register today!
Past Events from this year
The Read-a-thon has been moved to February 8, and it will be held at the Alumni House.
Dickens was famous for his reading tours of England and the U.S. Join us on the bicentennial of his birth to read (or listen to) some selected passages from his work. We will have some light refreshments as well. See more at the Winona Daily News.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 6 PM - SOMSEN AUDITORIUM
Travel back in time to the 1890s with the magic lantern show, a precursor to motion pictures and a popular form of entertainment during Dickens' time. The lanterns use colorful glass slides to project images on a full-sized screen. Valentine's stories, animated comedy, and songs are dramatized onscreen by a live showman and singer/pianist. The audience participates in the fun, creating sound effects, and joining in chants and sing-alongs. "It's an incredible experience . . . Don't miss them. They're a living national treasure!"-NPR
For adults and children 6+.
Dickens has been very influential in the history of film and filmmakers have been imagining his fiction on screen since the early 20th century. His works are second only to Shakespeare's in terms of number of film adaptations.GREAT EXPECTATIONS (dir. by David Lean)-Wednesday, February 15, 7 PM- SLC 120
OLIVER TWIST (dir. by David Lean)-Wednesday, February 22, 7PM- SLC 120
DICKENS BEFORE SOUND: A COLLECTION OF SILENT FILMS-Wednesday, February 29, 7PM- SLC 120
Charles Dickens was an English novelist, generally considered the greatest of the Victorian period. Dickens enjoyed a wider popularity and fame than had any previous author during his lifetime, and h e remains popular, having been responsible for some of English literature's most iconic novels and characters.
DICKENS IN PRINT
FEBRUARY - MAY - 3rd Floor of Minne
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