The Trouble Begins @ 5:30: John Pascal on Mark Twain and Thomas Nast
June 10 • 5:00 pm - 7:00 pmFree
Thomas Nast’s vivid political cartoons took aim at corruption, racism and fools (though he was not without prejudice himself), and in a lighter moment created for all time, the image of Santa Claus we recognize today. John Pascal, a teacher at Seton Hall Preparatory School in New Jersey, a popular speaker who has inspired generations of his students with a love for Mark Twain, explores the little-known, deep friendship that Twain and Nast shared. Pascal’s presentation will provide new links he has discovered between Twain and Nast for a fuller understanding of their relationship.
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.
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.