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Dickens, you say

When you turn 200, that calls for a celebration. Happy birthday, Charles Dickens.

The birthday celebration – the first of many events celebrating the writer – will be Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2-4 p.m. in the Humanities Faculty Lounge (3rd floor of MHRA — take a short right at the top of the stairs). Refreshments will include birthday cake. The short “program” is scheduled to run as follows:

2:30 p.m.: Cake-cutting
3 p.m.: Brief readings from Dickens, followed by a toast to his memory. Faculty members and guests are welcome to read favorite passages from Dickens’ books.
3:30 p.m.: Drawing for copies of Matthew Pearl’s novel, “The Last Dickens,” and Dickens’ “The Mystery of Edwin Drood”

Other events celebrating Dickens include:

  • Book discussion led by Dr. Hepsi Roskelly, part of Friends of the Library book series. (This was nearly filled, at press time.)
  • “Charles Dickens,” presented by Dr. Elliot Engel, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, at 3 p.m., Hodges Reading Room, Jackson Library.
  • The exhibition “Windows to the World: The Immortal Works of Charles Dickens,” now on view in the Hodges Reading Room on the second floor of Jackson Library through March 30.

“A Dickens of a Celebration” will continue with a series of programs sponsored by the University Libraries, the English Department, the Freshman Seminar Program, the Atlantic World Research Network, the Friends of the UNCG Libraries, the Greensboro Public Library and others.

For a schedule of events, including visits by novelist Matthew Pearl and scholars Eliot Engel and Eileen Gillooly plus films at the Greensboro Public Library, see http://tinyurl.com/DickensUNCG or http://www.uncgfol.blogspot.com/2012/01/dickens-of-celebration.html