Welcome to the Monterey Peninsula Dickens Fellowship

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Our Thirtieth Year! 2021-2022 Meeting Schedule Set

The Monterey Peninsula Dickens Fellowship celebrates its 30th year by resuming regular monthly meetings in September, 2021.* The book for this year is A Tale of Two Cities.

Our reading discussions will start in October; see the calendar below.

Please use the “Send Us a Message” feature at the bottom of this page to receive location information for the meetings listed below (meetings are held in members’ homes on the Monterey Peninsula), or if you have any questions! We look forward to seeing both current and prospective members in November.

  • Saturday, November 13: 6:00 p.m.  A Tale of Two Cities, Book 2, Chapters 1-7. Join us for a potluck dinner; use the “Send Us A Message” feature below to e-mail us for location and specifics. We ask that unvaccinated people wear a mask.
  • Saturday, December 4: 6:00 p.m. Christmas Party
  • Saturday, January 15, 2022: 6:00 p.m. A Tale of Two Cities, Book 2, Chapters 8-15
  • Saturday, February 5: Birthday Dinner
  • Saturday, March 19: Time TBA. A Tale of Two Cities, Book 2, Chapters 16-24
  • Saturday, April 16: Time TBA. A Tale of Two Cities, Book 3, Chapters 1-7
  • Saturday, May 21: Time TBA. A Tale of Two Cities, Book 3, Chapters 8-13

*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 2019-2020 is A Tale of Two Cities, and we will continue with this novel when we are able to meet in person again.

We Read Real Books!

We’re a book club with a difference. We focus on Victorian literature–longer books with larger themes, messages, and questions. And, after thirty years of reading Dickens, we’re thinking of adding other Victorian authors to our reading list. Attend a meeting and share your ideas. We’re ready to plan the next thirty years!  

Above: The “Lost Portrait” of Dickens, painted in 1844, lost for years, recovered in a thrift shop in Australia, and recently purchased at auction by The Charles Dickens Museum with the help of donations from Fellowship branches around the world, including the Monterey Peninsula branch. Be a part of it! Get in touch today and join Monterey Peninsula’s Dickens fans in their appreciation of his works.

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Monterey Peninsula Dickens Fellowship
P.O. Box 604
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

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