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TwainFest 2020: A Virtual Celebration of 19th Century Literature

  • WHEN Ongoing from now until August 16, 2020[days & times]
  • WHERE Virtual
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  • AGES All ages
  • COST Not available

This year's TwainFest will be a virtual event, featuring daily readings of 19th century literature. Twainfest is a FREE celebration of Mark Twain and other writers of the 19th century. Great fun for all ages.

Hear works by Mark Twain, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Paul Laurence Dunbar, and others, read aloud by San Diego actors.

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August 1 – Episode One – The Extraordinary Mark Twain
August 2 – Episode Two – Toyland
August 3 – Episode Three – Adventure
August 4 – Author Salon – Charles Dickens
August 5 – Episode Five – Suffrage
August 6 – Author Salon – Emily Dickinson
August 7 – Episode Seven – How The World Ought To Work, According To Mark Twain
August 8 – Author Salon – Edgar Allan Poe
August 9 – Episode Nine – Love Everlasting
August 10 – Episode Ten – Lessons To Live By
August 11 – Author Salon – Helen Hunt Jackson
August 12 – Episode Twelve – Tall Tales
August 13 – Episode Thirteen – Mothers & Fathers
August 14 – Author Salon – Henry David Thoreau
August 15 – Episode Fifteen – From Afar
August 16 – Author Salon – Mark Twain

TwainFest is produced by Write Out Loud, Fiesta De Reyes and Old Town San Diego State Historic Park with additional partners: Cygnet Theatre, Lamb’s Players Theatre, Playwrights Project, San Diego Writers INK and Maritime Museum of San Diego. Funding provided by The City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture, County of San Diego.The Heller Foundation at Union Bank, The Samuel I. & John Henry Fox Foundation and The Arthur & Jeanette Pratt Memorial Fund.

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending.

Promotional photograph of an actor participating in Twain...

Above: Promotional photograph of an actor participating in TwainFest, courtesy of Write Out Loud.


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