Event Details

  • December 6, 2018
  • 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Free


Event Description

Everybody knows about A Christmas Carol, but did you know that Charles Dickens wrote four other Christmas books and a whole host of Christmas stories? Come and hear Dickens’s great-great-great granddaughter Lucinda Dickens Hawksley talk about what it was really like to experience a Dickensian Christmas: how the Dickens family celebrated the festive season, how Charles Dickens helped to make the “Christmas story” into a festive phenomenon, the social campaigning behind his stories, and how his writing helped to shape the way in which we still celebrate Christmas today.

Event presented by:

  • Eberly Family Special Collections Library
  • matobin@psu.edu

Artist/Group Info:

  • Mary Ann Tobin