Cleveland Dickens









In honor of Dickens's 200th birthday celebrated in 2012, Cleveland branch created a PowerPoint slide presentation appropriate for a single class or a meeting of adults of all ages. To request this free, entertaining and informative overview of Charles Dickens, the man himself, the characters of his imagination, the strong ties between his life events and his work, and his rock star celebrity, email Beth Bliss or Paul Siedel.


Cleveland Dickens Fellowship of Cleveland, Ohio, Branch No. 177, established in 1984, meets monthly from September through June to study and enjoy the works of Charles Dickens, his life and times. Join us at one of the County Libraries' meeting rooms. (Check Calendar.) All meetings begin at 7:00 pm and are free and open to the public.


To join the Cleveland Dickens Fellowship, come to a meeting and pay your dues, or just click on the link above.
(Acrobat Reader required. For a free download, click on the link below)

International Fellowship

The International Dickens Fellowship was founded in 1902. Its objectives were "to knit together in a common bond of friendship lovers of the great master of humor and pathos, Charles Dickens," to spread the love of humanity, to campaign against those "social evils" that most concerned Dickens, and " to assist in the preservation and purchase of buildings and objects associated with his name or mentioned in his works." One of those special buildings is The Charles Dickens Museum, 48 Doughty Street, London.

Branches of the Fellowship now exist around the world, from Japan to Argentina and from India to Australia.

The Dickensian

Edited by Malcolm Andrews, The Dickensian, combining contributions from academic as well as lay enthusiasts, leads Dickensian criticism around the world. Its headquarters, along with headquarters for the Fellowship, is in the Dickens House Museum, 48 Doughty Street, London, the home of Charles Dickens from 1837 to 1839.
As a member of the Cleveland Fellowship, Branch 177, you may subscribe at a reduced rate to the journal The Dickensian which is published three times a year. The published price for members runs about $24.00 USD. Use the link above to access the subscription form.

General Meeting

Each year the Fellowship gets together for study, entertainment and fun.

We look forward to the Annual International Conference October 25 to 30, 2018 in Sydney Australia.

In 2017 we met for the International Conference in Carrara, Italy.


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