Friday, January 25

Mark My Words: Stephanie Land

Stephanie Land was looking forward to starting college in her late 20s. To save money she moved in with her boyfriend. In short order she was pregnant, single, and poor.

She tells her story of surviving by working as a maid, fighting her child’s father in court, and postponing her dreams in her new memoir Maid.

She’ll talk about that struggle at The Mark Twain House & Museum on Friday, January 25, at 7 p.m. with Susan Campbell, a Hartford Courant columnist and distinguished lecturer at the University of New Haven who writes frequently about poverty and homelessness.

Tickets are $25. All attendees receive a copy of Maid.

The Mark My Words series is sponsored by the Wish You Well Foundation.
Connecticut Public-WNPR is the media sponsor for the Mark My Words series.

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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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