Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Bishopsgate Institute tonight: me on Dickens

Talking of author visits (see previous post) Charles Dickens is getting an airing at the Bishopsgate Institute tonight with a talk from me tonight.

Please come. Here's how it's billed in the Bishopsgate Institute booklet.

The Institute is opposite Liverpool Street Station on Bishopsgate itself right next to Spitalfields.


Michael Rosen will be talking on Dickens – The Storyteller at the Bishopsgate Institute as part of the London in Fiction series.

7.30pm Price £8, Concessions £6. For further information telephone 020 7392 9200

One of the great imaginative writers of all time, Charles Dickens was a consummate storyteller who could draw his readers into the heart of his narrative. Michael Rosen delves into Dickens's story-telling skills and techniques, including how his 'voice' appeared both as the narrator and in the minds and mouths of his characters. With the skill of the modern-day filmmaker, Dickens could convey the broadest scene to the most intimate detail.

Michael Rosen is a broadcaster, children's novelist and poet who was Children's Laureate from 2007 to 2009. He is the author of 140 books which include Dickens: His Work and His World later reformatted as What’s so special about Dickens? as well as contributing to numerous learning resources for schools on Charles Dickens.

Further information: Telephone 020 7392 9200