Smart Bets web extra: Christmas with Dickens

Yes, Christmas day has come and gone. Unless you’re counting the 12 days of Christmas. Or, if you’re a literary type and are celebrating Dickensian-style, which can extend well prior to or past actual Christmas. Blue Ridge Bookfest prolongs the holiday season with Christmas with Dickens: A Victorian Dinner with Entertainment. The idea for an evening built around Dickens’ A Christmas Carol was thought up by the author’s own great-grandson and Blue Ridge Bookfest follows the formula with “five short readings interspersed with fine food based on Victorian recipes and wines selected to complement each course.” Held on Saturday, Jan. 7, 6:30 p.m. at The Cedars in Hendersonville. Tables can be set for four, six or eight guests, at $75 each ($40 tax deductible).  Period attire is encouraged but not required. Info and reservations at 693-9193.

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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