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May 2018

The Trouble Begins @ 5:30 pm Lecture Series: Kevin Mac Donnell – “Was Huck Quaker?”

May 30 • 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Leading independent Twain scholar Kevin Mac Donnell studies Twain’s exploration of the Religious Society of Friends, or Quakers, a pacifist denomination that had been brutally persecuted in America, which in turn prepared him at that moment to hear the human voice of a race that had also been brutally persecuted. If the voice of Jim and others of his race reverberate in the voice of Huck Finn, it can come as no surprise that the tenets of Quakerism reverberate in…

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$300

Spring Session Writing Class with Hank Herman

May 30 • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 27, 2018

Whether you’re working on a memoir, essay, kids' fiction, humor — or anything else — “Spring Session” is the perfect workshop for you. Hank Herman is the author of Accept My Kid, Please! A Dad’s Descent Into College Application Hell, an acclaimed memoir, and Super Hoops, a series of basketball novels for kids. His award-winning humor column “The Home Team” has been running for more than 20 years and is still going strong. Herman is also one of the Finalist Judges…

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June 2018
$300

Spring Session Writing Class with Hank Herman

June 6 • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 27, 2018

Whether you’re working on a memoir, essay, kids' fiction, humor — or anything else — “Spring Session” is the perfect workshop for you. Hank Herman is the author of Accept My Kid, Please! A Dad’s Descent Into College Application Hell, an acclaimed memoir, and Super Hoops, a series of basketball novels for kids. His award-winning humor column “The Home Team” has been running for more than 20 years and is still going strong. Herman is also one of the Finalist Judges…

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$10

The Mouth-Off with Chion Wolf: “Kids Will Be Kids”

June 8 • 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

How have we done this show for 6 years and never had a kid-themed evening of stories? This one’s wide open - what happens when kids do what kids do? Hear and tell stories on the theme “Kids Will Be Kids” at The Mouth-Off at the Mark Twain House & Museum hosted by Chion Wolf on Friday, June 8th at 7:30 pm! Email mouthoffhartford@gmail.com with your name, and a short description of what your story is about. No need to…

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$35

Bark Twain Bash

June 9 • 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Bark Twain Bash…It’s the Cat’s Meow, a benefit for Kenway’s Cause and The Mark Twain House & Museum, is Saturday, June 9, 6-9 pm. The evening includes cocktails, food by David James Catering, desserts for NoRa Cupcake Company, and a silent auction. The event is hosted by iHeartMedia’s Renee DiNino. Catherine Gibson, noted author, television host and children's advocate, is the keynote speaker. Music is by the Rude Mechanicals. Kenway’s Cause, founded in 2011, supports adoptive families and rescue…

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$300

Spring Session Writing Class with Hank Herman

June 13 • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 27, 2018

Whether you’re working on a memoir, essay, kids' fiction, humor — or anything else — “Spring Session” is the perfect workshop for you. Hank Herman is the author of Accept My Kid, Please! A Dad’s Descent Into College Application Hell, an acclaimed memoir, and Super Hoops, a series of basketball novels for kids. His award-winning humor column “The Home Team” has been running for more than 20 years and is still going strong. Herman is also one of the Finalist Judges…

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Mark My Words: Three Funny Ladies

June 14 • 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Don’t miss this special evening on Thursday, June 14 with three of the funniest females around: Sloane Crosley, Nell Scovell, and Ophira Eisenberg! Sloane Crosley said in The New York Times: “I like dry humor with a stick of dynamite strapped to it.” Her essay collections are:  I Was Told There’d Be Cake, How Did You Get this Number, and the new Look Alive Out There. She is also the author of The Clasp,  a New York Times Editors' Choice and national bestseller.  Crosley writes the…

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$25

Get A Clue Murder Mystery Tours

June 15 • 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Tours leave every 15 minutes from 7 to 7:45 p.m. Get A Clue Murder Mystery Tours take participants through the various rooms (secret passageway, conservatory, billiards room, and more) of the Twain house — and some of the author’s favorite literary characters — as part of the game. Who killed that varmint Pap Finn? Was it Tom Sawyer in the Library with the Wrench? Merlin in the Billiard Room with the Knife? The Pauper in the Kitchen with the Rope? Play our…

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$25

Mark My Words: Douglas Preston & Lincoln

June 19 • 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Authors Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child will be on hand to discuss their prowess in the mystery and thriller genre at The Mark Twain House & Museum on Tuesday, June 19 at 7 pm. Preston & Child are co-authors of the Agent Pendergast series, highlighting a special agent of the FBI, as well as the Gideon Crew series. Their works "stand head and shoulders above their rivals,"  according to Publishers Weekly. Their novels Relic and The Cabinet of Curiosities were chosen in…

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$300

Spring Session Writing Class with Hank Herman

June 20 • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 27, 2018

Whether you’re working on a memoir, essay, kids' fiction, humor — or anything else — “Spring Session” is the perfect workshop for you. Hank Herman is the author of Accept My Kid, Please! A Dad’s Descent Into College Application Hell, an acclaimed memoir, and Super Hoops, a series of basketball novels for kids. His award-winning humor column “The Home Team” has been running for more than 20 years and is still going strong. Herman is also one of the Finalist Judges…

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The Trouble Begins @ 5:30 pm Lecture Series: Author John Pascal – “Artemus Ward: The Gentle Humorist”

June 27 • 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

During his lifetime, Mark Twain was considered the preeminent American master storyteller and lecturer of humor. However, Twain’s literary achievement can easily overshadow the influences that led to his success, particularly the impact of Artemus Ward. William Dean Howells regarded Ward as “the humorist who first gave the world a taste of the humor that characterizes the whole American people.” While today Ward’s literary reputation is largely forgotten, he was distinctive and influential in his time. This presentation will analyze…

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$300

Spring Session Writing Class with Hank Herman

June 27 • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 27, 2018

Whether you’re working on a memoir, essay, kids' fiction, humor — or anything else — “Spring Session” is the perfect workshop for you. Hank Herman is the author of Accept My Kid, Please! A Dad’s Descent Into College Application Hell, an acclaimed memoir, and Super Hoops, a series of basketball novels for kids. His award-winning humor column “The Home Team” has been running for more than 20 years and is still going strong. Herman is also one of the Finalist Judges…

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