A Visit to Literary England


Have you ever wondered what was going through Lewis Carroll’s mind when he sent Alice through the looking glass, or what Sir Arthur Conan Doyle really thought of Sherlock Holmes?  Then you won’t want to miss “Visit Literary England” Thursday, March 12th at 7:00 pm in the Prep Commons.

“Visit Literary England,” or VLE as it is fondly referred to around campus, has been a rite of passage for the sophomore class at Prep since 1996.  Each winter, students in our 10th-grade British Literature classes immerse themselves in the life, times and works of an author of their choice in the English tradition.

The culmination of the project is the fair, Visit Literary England, to which the community is invited to “meet the authors,” who are actually our students impersonating the subjects of their research.  Guests are encouraged to question the “authors” about their lives, works, philosophies, and writing style. Informative and entertaining, the sophomores are rarely stumped.