Lecture – Online or In Person – Wednesday, December 14, 2022, 7:00 p.m. US Eastern time.
Attend in person at the Salem Athenaeum , 337 Essex Street, Salem, MA 01970, or online via Zoom. Tickets are $10 for members and $15 for non-members. See link below.
Three years in the making, we’ll get a close-up view of a completely hand-lettered manuscript of all 28,000 words of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Using a facsimile of Dickens’ original manuscript as the source, the text is unedited and remains exactly as Dickens wrote it out. If you love the story or are a Dickens fan, you’ll get a fascinating look inside this rendition of his famous work. Although the story is a favorite of young and old, and many of us have read or seen movies or plays of the book, there were a few surprise scenes contained in the original manuscript that are not included in many of the modern day renditions. This classic Christmas tale is ageless – as relevant today as when it was written in 1843. Grab your favorite holiday beverage and join us as Maryanne Grebenstein reveals details about the process of designing a large-scale lettering project such as this, and shows decorated pages from her manuscript that have been rendered using the same techniques employed by scribes of famous manuscripts throughout the ages. Purchase tickets on the Salem Athenaeum website.