Writing in Mark Twain's Library

"To get the right word in the right place is a rare achievement. To condense the diffused light of a page of thought into the luminous flash of a single sentence, is worthy to rank as a prize composition just by itself...Anybody can have ideas--the difficulty is to express them without squandering a quire of paper on an idea that ought to be reduced to one glittering paragraph." – Mark Twain

Not a writing class, not a writing workshop, just three hours of uninterrupted writing time in Mark Twain's own library. Join a select handful of fellow scribblers, including a special guest writer (Susan Campbell in September!), to write, reflect, and plot whatever piece of literature you're working on. The space is quiet, except for the burbling fountain in the nearby conservatory, and infused with Mark Twain's spirit. Don't miss this once-in-a-life opportunity --and bring a friend to sit and share the experience with. Laptops welcome, but make sure you charge up before you come, as we have no power outlets to offer. Pencils only; no pens permitted!

$50. Please call (860) 247-0998 or click here.

September 22, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
With Fellow Writer and Journalist Susan Campbell!

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Campbell says, "’Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.’" Mark Twain may have said that. I so look forward to writing in his actual library, and hope you, good friend, will join me.”

$50. Please call (860) 247-0998 or click here.

Mark Twain's Library

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