Neighborhood Studios Showcase

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August 7 • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm


The Mark Twain House & Museum’s “Write to the Point” apprentices will be presenting their final showcase on Friday, August 7. A live reading of the apprentices’ work will be broadcast via Crowdcast at 1:00pm. Register for the showcase here! In addition, the apprentices’ collaborative virtual exhibits will be available to view here.


The Mark Twain House & Museum is proud to be part of the Greater Hartford Arts Council‘s Neighborhood Studios program, which develops emerging artists and teaches teens the value of creativity and fundamental career skills they need to succeed in today’s workforce. For six weeks every summer, this program offers paid apprenticeships to students ages 14 to 18 at six Hartford locations.

The studio at the Mark Twain House focuses on creative writing with its “Write to the Point” program. Beginning Monday, June 29, sixteen apprentices began receiving virtual instruction in creative writing, and exploring the role of power in a writer’s work through poetry, creative non-fiction, and museum exhibition. Under the tutelage of Master Teaching Artist Vicky Nordlund and her assistant Joyce Hida, they will spend six weeks fine-tuning their creative voices, using the Mark Twain House itself as inspiration. At the end of their apprenticeship, they will present two final projects, including a performance of original poetry and prose, and a group museum exhibit.


Neighborhood Studios is supported by Travelers Foundation, The Hartford, Lincoln Financial Foundation, Ensworth Charitable Foundation, Bank of America, N.A, Trust, Charles Nelson Robinson Fund, Bank of America, N.A, Trustee, Farmington Bank Community Foundation, Berkshire Bank Foundation, and Stanley D. and Hinda N. Fisher Fund at Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. Additional support for Write to the Point is provided by Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.


August 7
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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