Get along to Dickens Readers' Day at Lancaster Library
26 October 2012 / 0 Comments
2012 marks the 200th anniversary since Charles Dickens's birth. Born in 1812, Dickens was a social commentator of the highest order and remains one of our greatest authors whose writing is still relevant and has the power to move us today.
To celebrate his bicentenary, Lancashire County Council in conjunction with The Reading Agency are holding a Dickens themed readers day. This is the only such event to be held nationally and is specifically for readers - whether you are in one of our reading groups or you read alone.
The day features Claire Tomalin (Dickens biographer), Ronald Frame (author of Havisham), and speakers from Lancaster University, The Reader Organisation and The Reading Agency about the relevance and power of reading Dickens today. This will be a whole day of celebration including exhibition, lunch, giveaways and a walk "in the footsteps of Dickens in Lancaster".
Date and time: Sunday 4 November, 10.30am - 4pm
Venue: Lancaster Library, Market Square, Lancaster LA1 1HY
Tickets: £7.50 (including lunch). Bookings can be made via the Dukes Theatre Lancaster or 01524 598500. If you are a student or a member of one of Lancashire Libraries' reading groups, places are free. Please book the free tickets by calling 01995 607661.
For more details about the Dickens' Readers Day, visit the Lancaster County Council website.