Writing Programs

Writing in Mark Twain's Library

Not a writing class, not a writing workshop, just three hours of uninterrupted writing time in Mark Twain’s own library. Join a handful of fellow scribblers to write, reflect, and plot whatever piece of literature you’re working on. The space is quiet, except for the burbling fountain in the nearby conservatory, and infused with Mark Twain’s spirit. Laptops are welcome, but make sure you charge up before you come as we have no power outlets to offer. Pencils only, please; no pens permitted!

Admission is $50. 

Each session is limited to 8 participants and runs from 6 pm to 9 pm.

2022 Schedule:

March 21 – Book your writing time HERE

August 3 – Book your writing time HERE

September 24 – Book your writing time HERE


COVID SAFETY: The safety of our guests and staff is our number one priority at The Mark Twain House & Museum. Face masks and proof of vaccination are REQUIRED to participate.

Contact Alice Fraioli at Alice.Fraioli@marktwainhouse.org with any questions.





  • "Anybody can have ideas – the difficulty is to express them without squandering a quire of paper on an idea that ought to be reduced to one glittering paragraph."

    — Mark Twain