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Dickens: A Writers’ Contemporary

Written by The Reader, 23rd November 2012

Dickens: A Writers' Contemporary
Tuesday 4th December 2012, 7pm
Small Concert Room, St George's Hall, Liverpool

Celebrate the season of Dickens and the last month of his bicentenary year at this event presented by the Writers' Guild of Great Britain in association with The Reader Organisation, which will consider exactly how influential his work is to contemporary writers.

A guest panel of leading and emerging writers ranging from novelists to screenwriters working in theatre, film, television and radio will be discussing the relevance of Dickens to their own work, as well as thinking about why his writing remains so relevant and appealing to today's readers. Chaired by The Reader Organisation's Criminal Justice Projects Manager Amanda Brown, the panel includes award-winning author and patron of The Reader Organisation Frank Cottrell Boyce, playwright David Edgar, scriptwriters Gwyneth Hughes and Ayeesha Menon and local novelist Deborah Morgan.

The evening will also include a selection of favourite Dickens readings, including one from The Reader Organisation's Mental Health Projects Manager Mary Weston, and there will be the opportunity to ask questions and share observations.

Tickets for the event cost £10 (£5 concessions) and are available from the Dickens in Liverpool Eventbrite page.

There are also a limited number of free tickets available for Get Into Reading group members. If you would like to get your hands on some, please let your group facilitator know.

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