TwainFest, now a tradition for many San Diego families, is historically an all-day FREE festival in Old Town San Diego celebrating Mark Twain and the literature and culture of 19th Century America. This year – TwainFest will be coming to the community virtually. From August 1st – 16th, guests receive free daily emails connecting them to TwainFest Artists who have recorded their performances of literature at home – or on site at historical locations in the city. Hear works by Mark Twain, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Paul Laurence Dunbar, and others, read aloud by San Diego actors. Great fun for all ages. 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.
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