The Most Celebrated Event in the Inland Empire

The Riverside Dickens Festival

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2016 Riverside Dickens Festival will take place on February 27th – 28th!

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as well as other Dickens-related events throughout the 2015 calendar year!

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Dickens Festival News!

  • 2016 High School Drama Performance Rules

    Up to five schools will be chosen to perform at the Festival on a first-come, first-served basis depending on date of registration. Performances will be scheduled on both Festival days (Sat. Feb. 21, and Sun. Feb. 22, 2015), three performances on Saturday and two on Sunday afternoon. Schools may choose their performance days in the order in which they register. Following registration, the drama teacher in charge of each school’s performance will be required to sign a Letter of Intent to guarantee the school’s commitment to perform at the Festival on their assigned day.

  • Featured Book for 2016: Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit

    Martin Chuzzlewit was Dickens’s sixth novel. It was first published in installments that began in January of 1843 and ran through July of 1844. From The overriding theme of Martin Chuzzlewit is selfishness, selfishness of all types. The elder Martin Chuzzlewit is a very rich man. When he appears to be near death the […]

  • Riverside Dickens Festival Middle School Essay Contest 2015-2016

    The festival this year is once again sponsoring an essay contest for middle school writers (grades 6-8). Prizes of $100, $50, and $25 are available for entries judged worthy of an award. The essay contest is intended to encourage literacy through reading Dickens’s A Christmas Carol with thought and relating his work to our current culture and events.

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