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Victorian Christmas Party Dec. 10

The Monterey Peninsula Dickens Fellowship will meet Saturday, Dec, 10, at 6:00 p.m. in Pacific Grove for its annual Victorian Christmas Party. This is a potluck dinner with provided roast beef and Yorkshire pudding; donations will be taken to help cover the cost of the roast. At this meeting, we will also select and take donations for our annual charitable gift. Come in costume if you like.

This year’s novel is Bleak House, and we will resume our discussion of this book in January; see the reading schedule below. Please use the “Send Us a Message” feature at the bottom of this page to receive location information (meetings are held in members’ homes on the Monterey Peninsula), or if you have any questions! We look forward to seeing you at one of our meetings this year.

December 10: Christmas Party

January 15: Chapters 20-29 (Numbers VII, VIII, IX)

February 11: Birthday Tea and reading meeting. Chapters 30-42 (X, XI, XII, XIII)

March 18: Chapters 43-49 (Numbers XIV, XV)

April 15: Chapters 50-59 (Numbers XVI, XVII, XVIII)

May 20: Chapters 60-67 (Number XIX)

*This schedule presumes that COVID-19 restrictions will not be put back into place throughout the dates listed on this calendar.

Watch this site for further updates. “Send Us a Message,” below, to receive specifics about upcoming meetings.

Prospective members are always welcome at meetings; after three months, you are encouraged to join the Fellowship. Dues are $25 per address per year and include a subscription to our monthly newsletter, The Mutual Friend.

About the Monterey Fellowship

The Monterey Peninsula Dickens Fellowship was founded February 7, 1991, and was chartered by London headquarters in April of 1992. It is one of 59 worldwide branches of the Fellowship. The Monterey branch holds monthly meetings from September to May, discussing a single book each year. Meetings are often potluck affairs, and the “Fellowship” part of our name is as important as the “Dickens” part. The book for 2022-2023 is Bleak House.

We Read Real Books!

We’re a book club with a difference. We focus on Dickens’s novels–longer books with larger themes, messages, and questions. We also delve into how Dickens’s work informs our lives today.

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