Genius of Charles Dickens to be showcased at Clarion event

Genius of Charles Dickens to be showcased at Clarion event

Wed Nov 16, 2016

The Women’s Lecture Luncheon Series of the Brazosport College Foundation is pleased to bring guest lecturer, Dr. Elliot Engel, to the Brazosport Community.

 On Dec. 1, Dr. Engel will present his program, “A Dickens of a Christmas,” at The Clarion at Brazosport College. The lecture will begin at 7:30 p.m.

In this light and enlightening program, Dr. Engel reveals the fascinating story of how Charles Dickens changed Christmas forever in 1843 by writing “A Christmas Carol.” Using anecdotes, analysis and large doses of humor, Dr. Engel brings to life again the unique genius of Dickens and his enduring contribution to the Christmas spirit.

The program is being sponsored by The Infinity Group.

Dr. Engel has written 10 books, published in England, Japan, Turkey and the United States. His mini-lecture series on Charles Dickens ran on PBS television stations around the country. His articles have appeared in numerous newspapers and national magazines, including “Newsweek.” He has lectured throughout the United States and on all the continents, including Antarctica.

In 2009, he was inducted into the Royal Society of Arts in England for his academic work and service in promoting Charles Dickens. Since 1980, Dr. Engel has been President of the Dickens Fellowship of North Carolina, the largest branch of this worldwide network of clubs. The sales of Dr. Engel’s books, CDs, and DVDs have raised funds for The Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital, which Dickens helped found in London in 1852.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.brazosport.edu/clarion or call the Clarion Box Office at (979) 230-3156.