Dickens Deconstructed At Bookstore Event

A free family event centered on Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" will be presented by Hartford Stage and author Carlo DeVito at Barnes & Noble at Blue Back Square in West Hartford on Saturday, Nov. 8,  from 1 to 3 p.m.

DeVito will talk about his book, "Inventing Scrooge," which examines how Dickens' life is reflected in his classic tale. There will be caroling by Hartford Stage's Musical Theatre Cabaret students and a children's book reading of "A Christmas Carol" by Johanna Morrison, who will portray the Ghost of Christmas Past in the annual Hartford Stage production of "A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas" at Hartford Stage in December.

There also will be refreshments and a Barnes & Noble book fair, with a portion of proceeds benefitting the theater and chances to win tickets to the show or receive discount coupons. Information: 860-520-7114 or tmacnaughton@hartfordstage.org.

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