Sorry about the cheap pun folks but couldn’t resist!
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell are calling on Charles Dickens’ enthusiasts to submit a short video on the topic of what Dickens means to them as part of the celebrations to mark the bicentenary of Dickens’ birth.
Not done any video before? It’s easy peasy. All you need is a webcam and a microphone (many laptops have them built in). You can follow the helpful instructions and guidelines on this page.
The best videos will be shown at the Dickens’s World Conference being held on the 7th-8th March, which you can join for free online. See here for details of how to sign up. Please submit your videos by 29th Feb.
I imagine Dickens has been an inspirational author for many CN members so I hope that some of you will be moved to embrace your film star qualities and send a video in. Let us know if you do and we can link to it too!
Can’t send in a video, haven’t got a webcam. I find Dickens’ work a great source of information for my my own writings as I write books mainly set in the Victorian era.
Looking on their website, they would accept a (imaginative) PowerPoint presentation with a soundtrack so you could give it a go if you haven’t got asccess to a camera. Great to hear Dickens has inspired you and hope you find the conference interesting in March!