TwainFest is a Celebration of Mark Twain and other writers of the 19th Century.
Join us Saturday August 18th from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm at Old Town San Diego State Historic Park
Hear works by Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Edgar Allan Poe and others, read aloud by San Diego actors.
‘Prof. Pudd’nhead & Co.’ will delight the little ones with ‘Punch and Judy’ and other puppets.
Play literary games designed for kids including ‘Fish for Words,’ ‘Chortle This,’ and ‘Telegraph Crunch.’
Be sure to vote in the Election of 1872, but not until you’ve passed the Literacy Test. Or write a letter and have it delivered by old San Diego’s version of the Pony Express, Birch’s Overland Mail. Horse and rider provided by San Pasqual Battlefield Volunteer Association.
Don’t miss the sack races, ring toss, marbles and other games of the period that will be played on the green.
Or come and participate in the Community Spelling Bee or make a contribution to the ‘Never Ending Story,’ to which anyone who wishes may contribute.
TwainFest is produced by Write Out Loud, Fiesta De Reyes and Old Town San Diego State Historic Park with additional sponsorship by Save Our Heritage Organisation, Cygnet Theatre, heART of Old Town, Lamb’s Players Theatre, Old Town Gift Company, Playwrights Project, Rolling Readers, The Heller Foundation at Union Bank, The Samuel I. &John Henry Fox Foundation and The Arthur & Jeanette Pratt Memorial Fund and the City of San Diego.