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Mr. Darcy and Mr. Wickham do battle in court, and you’re invited to watch. No, this isn’t a scene from P.D. James’s novel Death Comes to Pemberley (different legal case), it’s a fundraiser for a good cause. Halifax Humanities 101 is “a registered charity dedicated to providing university-level Humanities education to adults otherwise unable to access higher education,” and on Thursday, March 7th, the Weldon Literary Moot Society is presenting the 3rd Annual Weldon Literary Moot at the University of King’s College in Halifax, Nova Scotia, to support the work of this excellent organization.

The mock trial involves Darcy suing Wickham for defamation of character. Star performers include Bill Wood from PicnicFace, author and King’s professor Laura Penny, Schulich School of Law professors Geoff Loomer and Diana Ginn, and the Honourable Judge Jamie Campbell of the Nova Scotia Provincial Court.

The event begins at 7pm on Thursday, March 7th, at the King’s College Alumni Hall. You can buy tickets ($12, or $8 for students) in advance from the University of King’s College Bookstore, or at the door (cash only).

You can also buy raffle tickets, and, while the jury is deliberating after the trial, the results of the raffle will be announced at a reception. Artwork from Litographs is included in the donations to the raffle.

If you want to support Halifax Humanities 101, but are unable to attend the fundraiser, you can make a donation through halifaxhumanities101.ca by clicking on “Donate now through CanadaHelps.ca.” You can find the event page for the fundraiser on Facebook, and you can follow Humanities 101 on Twitter: @HalHum101.