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Riverside Dickens Festival

Riverside Dickens Festival – February 23-24, 2019

Celebrating the life and works of author Charles Dickens and his impact on society, the Riverside Dickens Festival is the brainchild of a small group of people who wanted to promote the cultural arts.

Featured book: “David Copperfield”

 

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 the 19th 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 2019 Riverside Dickens Festival approaches, plan to join in the celebration of Charles Dickens and his works, wit and wisdom.

FESTIVAL EVENTS

Dance Classes, January 5, 2018 – February 18, 2018 – See schedule on official website for dates, times and locations.

Book Discussion, Saturdays. January 5, 12, 19, 26, 2019 –  See schedule on official website for dates, times and locations.

Mock Ball, February 3, 2018

Pickwick’s Pub Night Fundraiser, January 27, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

February 23 & 24, 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

See official website for details on all the events.

 

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