The Trouble Begins @ 5:30: Miki Pfeffer on Grace King’s Letters to Twain
April 23 • 5:00 pm - 7:00 pmFree
Miki Pfeffer tells of the everyday life of Samuel Clemens as loving husband and father and generous friend. She will speak from A New Orleans Author in Mark Twain’s Court: Letters from Grace King’s New England Sojourns. Brief excerpts and allusions reveal little-known details of the literary lion as homebody and of Livy Clemens as confidant and daughters Susy, Clara, and Jean as admiring pen pals. Dr. Pfeffer reads from her book’s collection of letters that includes some not previously transcribed and all never before amassed in one volume. The engaging correspondents make keen observations and unfiltered expressions about family life in Nook Farm and elsewhere.
Reception at 5 p.m.; the Trouble begins at 5:30 p.m.
The talks are presented at no charge; reservations are requested. Reserve your seat.
Upcoming Trouble speakers:
May 20, Kevin Mac Donnell, collector, bookseller, and premier independent Twain scholar on The Voice of Mark Twain, 1863-2019.
June 10, John Pascal, author, on his book Mark Twain and Thomas Nast.
The Trouble Begins series is made possible in part by the Elmira College Center for Mark Twain Studies in Elmira, NY.
Thanks also for the support provided by Salute Restaurant in Hartford.