It’s not often you get to attend Dickens-related events, but how wonderful to have two upcoming events within a week of each other! I’m certain these will put us in the Christmas spirit! (And the way the world is at the moment, we need a little Christmas!) My husband and I will be wearing our Dickens-era costumes, and we’re looking forward to meeting people who share our enthusiasm for the season.
A DICKENS OF A CHRISTMAS, Sat, Dec 4
In Chestertown where the slogan is Party like it’s 1843, I’ll be signing and selling books at “A Dickens of a Christmas” on Saturday, December 4, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. in London Row. I’ll also have a limited number of book pages wreaths that I have made by hand. Chestertown’s festival celebrates Dickens and his work, and I’m happy to be there celebrating him, for without A Christmas Carol, there would be no From Humbug to Humble, my new novel based on what happens AFTER Scrooge sees the ghosts.
AN EVENING WITH DICKENS, Tues, Dec 7
PARK BOOKS, SEVERNA PARK, MD
On Tuesday, December 7, in our hometown of Severna Park, MD, we’ll be at Park Books to celebrate “An Evening with Dickens” from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. I’ll be reading an excerpt from Dickens’ original work and chatting with other enthusiasts who can’t get enough of Ebenezer, the ghosts, Bob Cratchit, and Tiny Tim, to name a few. If you live locally, come and enjoy the fun at Melody’s wonderful bookstore. In this season of charity and goodwill, remember to patronize your local bookstores and shops. They rely on community support.
I hope to see you at one of these upcoming events. It’ll be a Dickens of a good time!