The Pickwick Book Club is a community of local bookworms, students, and teachers who meet monthly to discuss a nineteenth-century novel. Join us each month for conversations about the novel and guest speaker presentations to help us contextualize our readings.

Date Readings Discussion Topics Facilitator
Sept 9 Our Mutual Friend:
Book I: The Cup and the Lip
Introduction to the novel Renee Fox, Co-Director of the Dickens Project
Oct 14 Our Mutual Friend:
Book II: Birds of a Feather
Embodiment in the Victorian novel Sienna Ballou, Ph.D. Candidate in Literature, UC Santa Cruz
Nov 11

Our Mutual Friend:
Book III: A Long Lane

What did you find? Wendy Martyna, retired UCSC instructor in Psychology, Sociology, Literature, and the Core Courses.
Dec, multiple dates

Group Outings:

Jan 13

Our Mutual Friend:
Book IV: A Turning

The role of Riah in Our Mutual Friend
Murray Baumgarten, Founding Director of The Dickens Project, and Distinguished Emeritus Professor of English and Comparative Literature, UC Santa Cruz