Friday, December 16, 2016

Chesterton Christmas Party at EDB

Our Greater Wichita American Chesterton Society group will gather to celebrate a Chestertonian preparation for Christmas tonight on the second floor at Eighth Day Books around 6:30. Potluck refreshments will be available and we will read from the many poems and essays Gilbert and his wife Frances wrote about Christmas.

She wrote poems for their Christmas cards every year and several plays for godchildren, nieces, and nephews to perform during holiday celebrations.

He wrote poems for Christmas, essays for periodicals, the extended meditation on The Nativity in "The God in the Cave" chapter of The Everlasting Man, and of course, his commentaries on Dickens' Christmas stories, including A Christmas Carol.

Watch for another blog post at the National Catholic Register website under my name next week as I describe Chesterton's appreciation of Dickens' A Christmas Carol there.

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