Purpose of our organization and Contact Information

The Greater Los Angeles Dickens FellowshipThe GLAD Fellowship, founded in 1984, is an organization dedicated to reading and discussing the works, life, and times of Charles Dickens.

We have six meetings a year (February, April, June, August, October, December).

We select which of The Inimitable's works we will read and discuss. Each meeting has a discussion leader who volunteers to direct the discussion, provide background material, and/or suggest discussion topics or questions. Meetings are held in the homes of various members. The host/hostess decides whether it will be a potluck luncheon or provides the luncheon refreshments.

The GLAD Fellowship is Branch No. 178 of the worldwide Dickens Fellowship (headquarters in London) which was founded in 1902. Yearly dues for our Branch are $25 for one person or $35 per couple and include a subscription to our newsletter.

The aims and objects of the Fellowship are:

    • To knit together in a common bond of friendship lovers of that great master of humour and pathos, Charles Dickens.

    • To spread the love of humanity, which is the keynote of all his work.

    • To take such measures as may be expedient to remedy those existing social evils, the amelioration of which would have appealed so strongly to the heart of Charles Dickens, and to help in every possible direction in the cause of the poor and oppressed.

    • To assist in the preservation and purchase of buildings and objects associated with his name or mentioned in his works.

For meeting information, please contact our Corresponding Secretary, Jean Eggen, jeggen@ca.rr.com

and provide the following information:


Mailing Address

Email Address

Phone Number

Please also let her know in your email how you learned about our group, what has prompted you to read and enjoy Charles Dickens and also indicate if you would like to attend a meeting and are requesting the location, time and contact of the hostess in order to rsvp.

We hope to hear from interested persons. You will be GLAD you contacted us!