Workshops, seminars, lectures, and authors galore!

Writers Weekend - September 29-30

Writers Weekend offers writers (and aspiring writers!) two full days of workshops, panel discussions, author talks, book signings, and more, featuring a variety of presentations on a wide range of topics. Presenters to date include storyteller Matthew Dicks, humor writer Gina Barreca, poet Bessy Reyna, children’s book author Dana Rau, young-adult author CD Bell, theater critic Frank Rizzo, playwright Jacques Lamarre, mystery writer Chris Knopf, and travel writer Kim Knox Beckius. A can’t miss events for all writers!

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Keynote Presentation for Writers Weekend -- Open to the General Public, Too!

Mark My Words: Gary Shteyngart -- Saturday, September 29

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The 11th annual Brew Fest fundraiser! Local beers, food, and live music!

Tapping Into Twain - Friday, September 28!

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Mark Twain is one of our nation's defining cultural figures.

The Mark Twain House & Museum has restored the author’s Hartford, Connecticut, home, where the author and his family lived from 1874 to 1891. Twain wrote his most important works during the years he lived there, including Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court. In addition to providing tours of Twain’s restored home, a National Historic Landmark, the institution offers activities and educational programs that illuminate Twain’s literary legacy and provide information about his life and times.

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Twain Quotes

  • "Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest."

  • "Nothing so needs reforming as other people’s habits."

  • "The man with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds."

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