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Riverside Dickens Festival

Riverside Dickens Festival – February 24-25, 2018

The Riverside Dickens Festival
Silver Jubilee
25 Years of Wit & Wisdom

Featured book: “Great Expectations”

Riverside Dickens Festival

In 1992, Joan Patton, Carolyn Grant and The Friends of the Library board conceived the idea of a three-day festival. After a year and a half and hundreds of hours later, the Riverside Dickens Festival was born on a hot Saturday afternoon in September 1993 on the downtown library lawn. And, in 1994, Riverside Dickens Festival, Inc. was established as a nonprofit organization.

Why Dickens? Charles Dickens was the most influential and famous writer of the19th century. He made a difference in changing society and making a better world in which to live. The festival would highlight the library and encourage reading, promote literacy and enjoyment of the dramatic and cultural arts by the general public.

So as the 2018 Riverside Dickens Festival approaches, plan to join in the celebration, our Silver Jubilee, a special anniversary indeed marking 25 years of Dickens’ wit and wisdom.

FESTIVAL EVENTS

Dance Classes, January 13, 2018 – February 18, 2018 – See schedule on official website for dates, times and locations.

Book Discussion, January 13, 2018 & February 3, 2018 –  See schedule on official website for dates, times and locations.

Mock Ball, February 3, 2018

Pickwick’s Pub Night Fundraiser, February 23, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

February 24 & 25, 2018 – See official website for exact times and ticket sales for the following festival events.

The Tavern at the Festival
Meet Mr. Dickens at the Festival
Author’s Salon at the Festival
Rousing Performers
Lectures
Oliver’s Alley
Educational Environments
The Trial of Jack the Ripper
Seance – The Dialogue of the Dead
The Royal Victorian Tea Room and Music Hall

Escape from Miss Havisham’s Attic, February 24, 2018

Grand Dicken’s Parade, February 24, 2018

Soiree’s Mystique, February 24, 2018

Brass Words, February 24, 2018

Victorian Fashion Show, February 24, 2018

Mr. Fezziwig’s Ball, February 24, 2018

Steampunk Traveler’s Checks, February 25, 2018

Evensong, February 25, 2018

See official website for details on all the events.

Riverside Dickens Festival

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