Samantha Silva: Mr. Dickens and His Carol

Submitted by AWM on Thu, 11/08/2018 - 12:26pm
Samantha Silva reads her novel 'Mr. Dickens and His Carol' at the American Writers Museum
Monday, December 3, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Samantha Silva reads from her novel MR. DICKENS AND HIS CAROL, that tells the tale of how the famed author wrote his classic Christmas story. Laced with humor, rich historical detail from Charles Dickens’ life, and clever winks to his work, this is an irresistible new take on a cherished classic.

Charles Dickens is not feeling the Christmas spirit. His newest book is an utter flop, the critics have turned against him, relatives near and far hound him for money. While his wife plans a lavish holiday party for their ever-expanding family and circle of friends, Dickens has visions of the poor house. But when his publishers try to blackmail him into writing a Christmas book to save them all from financial ruin, he refuses. And a serious bout of writer’s block sets in.

Frazzled and filled with self-doubt, Dickens seeks solace in his great palace of thinking, the city of London itself. On one of his long night walks, in a once-beloved square, he meets the mysterious Eleanor Lovejoy, who might be just the muse he needs. As Dickens’ deadlines close in, Eleanor propels him on a Scrooge-like journey that tests everything he believes about generosity, friendship, ambition, and love. The story he writes will change Christmas forever.

Books will be sold and signed at the event.

Location and contact
American Writers Museum
180 N. Michigan Ave.
Second Floor
Chicago  Illinois  60601
United States
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