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The Dickens Fellowship of New York Honours Rose Roberts

Rose RobertsThe Dickens Fellowship of New York (DFNY) honored Rose Roberts at its meeting on September 13, 2014. In his remarks,  President John Galazin (in attached photo presenting a bouquet to Ms. Roberts) noted that Rose was responsible for keeping the DFNY operating in 1994 when it was in imminent danger of being disbanded.

'The Song of the Wreck' by Charles Dickens

In May, Dr Caroline Radcliffe of the University of Birmingham spoke to members of the Central Fellowship on Wilkie Collins' play - The Lighthouse. Caroline played a recording of the Song of the Wreck - the song Dickens introduced in the play for his daughter Mamie to sing. The musicians to be heard in the recording - Philippa Althaus and Steven Teo Rongsheng - have kindly agreed that it can be heard by a wider audience and is now made available, together with an introduction from Caroline by clicking on the link below. The rest of this article can be viewed by clicking "Read More" or clicking the title.

Listen to "The Song of the Wreck"

Dickens Day Programme Announced

The programme for the annual Dickens Day at Senate House, University of London, on Saturday 11 October has been announced and can be found via the attached link, together with booking details.  The theme this year is Dickens and Conviviality.

New South Wales Dickens Society Country Weekend 31/10-2/11

The NSW Dickens Society in Sydney invites you to join them for a Country Weekend in the beautiful Blue Mountains from 31 October – 2 November. This will be a joint event with the Australian Bronte Association and will be entitled: North and South.  The programme is now complete and is attached. Anyone interested – please contact:

Pickwickian Endeavours – The First Bi-Annual North American Dickens Conference

The North of Boston Branch of the Dickens Fellowship will host the first three-day Bi-Annual Dickens Conference, entitled Pickwickian Endeavours, over 26-28 September 2014. The venue will be Salem State University, Salem, MA. 

Charles Dickens Primary Awards for 2014

This logo was created for us by Mick Manning and Brita GranströmDetails of the Charles Dickens Primary Awards for 2014 have now been announced.  Primary schools are invited to participate in the competition which is sponsored by the Dickens Fellowship and the English Association. The award is the successor to the More Dickens Primary Competition held in 2012.

This Web Site is dedicated to the late Martha Rosso  (1922 - 2003)

A member of the Philadelphia Branch for over 35 years, Martha Rosso (née Pamplin) was one of the Fellowship's most dynamic and best loved figures. She contributed unstintingly to its business right to the very end of her life. Click here to read more about Martha Rosso.