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Cleveland Dickens Fellowship of Cleveland, Ohio, Branch No. 177, established in 1984, meets monthly from September through December and February 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 are free and open to the public.


To join the Cleveland Dickens Fellowship, come to a meeting and pay your dues.

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Dickens PowerPoint

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.

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 International Fellowship gets together for study, entertainment and fun.

We look forward to the Annual International Conference 15-20 July 2020  at Goodenough College, London, UK.

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Related Sites

Charles Dickens Info

The Dickens Page, A very useful site.

The Victorian Web, so full of information it's easy to get lost in it.

The Dickens Project, University of California, which includes The Dickens Universe.

David Perdue's Dickens Page, information, opportunities and experiences





Friends of Dickens, New York




Book of the year: Martin Chuzzlewit

Here's a free download from us. Use the link below to read or print.

"Fagin, Riah, and the Powers of Myth"
an essay on Dickens's treatment of Jews by Joan Freilich, deceased member of the Cleveland Dickens Fellowship

New  information about dickens' burial


A Twist of Dickens
Official newsletter of the Cleveland Dickens Fellowship
published three times each year

May 2022

January 2022


Cleveland Fellowship's electronic newsletter available several times during the year: what's happening now, in the International Fellowship and on the Web

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Wilkins Micawber

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