literature http://www.kplu.org en Beyond Scrooge: Dickens Characters Inspired By Walks Around London http://www.kplu.org/post/beyond-scrooge-dickens-characters-inspired-walks-around-london <p>"Oliver!" tells the story of a young orphan's misadventures in London, from the workhouse to a den of thieves and, finally, to a family that loves him. The musical, on stage now at the 5th Avenue Theatre, is based on the novel "Oliver Twist" by Charles Dickens.</p><p>Albert Evans, artistic and music associate at the 5th Avenue Theatre, who says the character of Oliver was one of many Dickens created and used over the years to call attention to societal ills, and to portray London as he saw it.</p><p> Tue, 24 Dec 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Ed Ronco 12031 at http://www.kplu.org Beyond Scrooge: Dickens Characters Inspired By Walks Around London Seattle, City of Literature? http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-city-literature <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;campaign is under way to earn Seattle the distinction of&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">being <a href="http://www.unesco.org/new/en/culture/themes/creativity/creative-cities-network/literature/" target="_blank">an international “city of literature.”</a></span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The man behind the effort is Seattle author Ryan </span>Boudinot<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Florangela Davila 10091 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle, City of Literature?