CHARLES DICKENS

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 WINONA

Join 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!

 dickens tshirt

Past Events from this year

DICKENS READ-A-THON

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 6 TO 9 PM - BLUE HERON COFFEE HOUSE

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.

 

MAGIC LANTERN SHOW

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+.

 

FILMS

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

Dickens worked with several famous illustrators, and the illustrations of his work offers another intriguing means by which to learn about nineteenth-century culture, book history, art, and literature. Dickens In Print offers a display of framed images of illustrations and excerpts from Dickens' work, along with explanatory material about Victorian print culture and the relationship between text and image, illustrator and writer.

 

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