I'M SORRY TO ANNOUNCE THAT WITH THE PASSING OF OUR PRIMARY ORGANIZER JOHN - "MISTER PICKWICK," THE ACTIVE MEMBERSHIP HAS DECIDED TO LEAVE MEETUP AND MEET PRIVATELY AS A GENERAL BOOK GROUP AND SOCIAL CLUB.
WARM THANKS TO JOHN FOR FOUNDING THE GROUP OVER 8 YEARS AGO. WE HAD A GREAT RUN WITH MANY STIMULATING DISCUSSIONS, LOTS OF LAUGHTER AND VERY YUMMY DINNERS. DICKENS AND PICKWICK WOULD HAVE APPROVED, I'M SURE.
PLEASE CONTACT ME IF YOU HAVE ANY INTEREST IN TAKING OVER OWNERSHIP OF THE GROUP.
This group is for readers and writers who want to immerse themselves in ONE major author to learn stylistics, plot construction, character development and the fundamentals of novel creation.
We will ignite your creative spark!
Come join Samuel Pickwick, Tracy Tubman, Augustus Snodgrass and Nathaniel Winkle for excursions real and imagined, restaurant dining and literary fellowship. Then jump into Dickens' universe which is teeming with unforgettable characters.
We are fans of the 19th Century Novel, Great Books, The Western Canon and the Classics; and believe that good writing comes from great reading. Bring your favorite Dickens quotes and another novel by a different author from the same period for comparison; or just yourselves for fun and a leisurely wallow in the humor and pathos of the greatest stylist of his time.