Montreal Dickens Fellowship
for the best of times

2017-2018 Schedule

September 12, 2017 (Tuesday)
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Westmount Library
Welcome back. Introduction to “Martin Chuzzlewit“.
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September 20, 2017 (Wednesday)
11:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Dr. Ellie Clavier Rothstein will commence a 10-week study group on “Oliver Twist”.
at MCLL #271

Call 514-342-1834 for information.

The McGill Community for Lifelong Learning is a community of dedicated moderators and learners from diverse backgrounds and life experience who are committed to personal growth through peer learning and active participation in small study groups. Members are encouraged to participate, and to research and use the McGill libraries. There are no educational prerequisites, no age limitations, no exams or grades -- and the cost is low.

Click on the following link to view a youtube video describing people's experiences at: McGill Community for Lifelong Learning
October 21, 2017

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
“Finnegan’s Market”, Hudson, Quebec. Dickens Treasure Hunt.
Lunch at Willow Inn

To read more about Finnegan’s Market, click here
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November 7, 2017 (Tuesday)
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Westmount Library
“Martin Chuzzlewit” Chapters 11-20

Questions on “Martin Chuzzlewit” Chapters 11 - 20
November 24, 2017 (Friday)
10:00 a.m.
Andrew Macdougall will be reading an excerpt from “Great Expectations”

The cost is $10. at the door, or $8. if you pre-register (MCLL office: 514-398-8234)

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Charles Dickens was as much a performer as a writer; in fact towards the end of his life he made much more money from his “readings” in England and the US than he did from his writing. For these readings he chose extracts from his books (or stories he had written) to which his audience would strongly react emotionally, and adapted them for performance. Dickens had a repertoire of twelve such readings.

Andrew Macdougall provides re-enactments of all these Dickensian performances with one exception: A Christmas Carol. Click here to find out more information.

Mr. Macdougall can be reached at 514-937-5527 or email:
December 5, 2017 (Tuesday)
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Ellie’s residence
Pot Luck Christmas Luncheon. Viewing of “Martin Chuzzlewit”
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January 9, 2018
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Westmount Library

“Martin Chuzzlewit” Chapters 21-30

“Victorian Architecture and Training”
Presented by Dr. Martin Bressani,
Director, McGill School of Architecture

February 6, 2018 (Tuesday)
* 12:00-3:00 p.m.
L'Usine de Spaghetti Restaurant
We will celebrate the 206th anniversary of Dickens' birth (Feb.7th) at the l'Usine de Spaghetti Restaurant, 273 Rue Saint Paul Est., in Old Montreal.

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February 10, 2018 (Saturday)
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Toronto Dickens Fellowship Birthday Luncheon. Royal York Hotel
“Charles Dickens and Christmas” Presented by Donny Zaldin
March 6, 2018
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Westmount Library
“Martin Chuzzlewit” Chapters 31-40

April 3, 2018
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
“Martin Chuzzlewit” Chapters 41-50
“Nursing in the Victorian Era”
Presented by Dr. Carolyn Pepler and Dr. Judi Richie

May 1, 2018
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Burgundy Lion Pub
2496 Notre Dame West
Lunch at Burgundy Lion Pub

The pub is on Notre Dame within walking distance of the Lionel Groulx Metro.
If you need a ride please let me know.

Judith Elson will be discussing “Victorian Table Etiquette”

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June 5, 2018
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Westmount Library
“Martin Chuzzlewit” Chapters 51-54

“The Women in Dickens’s Life”, Lise Dube
June 26, 2018
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Westmount Library
Story Telling Garden
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Victorian Tea