Recorded Virtual Events

Below you’ll find the collection of all of our past virtual events recorded for your viewing pleasure! While the events are free to view, we hope you’ll consider contributing what you’d call a fair ticket price while participating. Click the button below to head over to our events page and register for any of our upcoming virtual events!

Upcoming Events

Dr. Kerry Driscoll, Associate Editor at the Mark Twain Papers & Project at the University of California, Berkeley, is joined in conversation with Steve Courtney, Twain House historian, where she talks about why Mark Twain’s huge collection of unpublished works, letters, and journals ended up in California; describes the cast of characters who take care of it now; and shares tales of the literary and historical mysteries she unravels on a daily basis.

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Our Living History program features several historical interpreters who play the role of Susy in her teens — an earlier and happier time, when the family lived in the Hartford house. Among these is historian and actress Grace DiModugno. Watch Grace in conversation with Twain House historian, Steve Courtney, discussing Susy’s story, the adventures of being a Living History interpreter, and tales of the variety of visitors.

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Millions of readers have found comfort and joy in Jan Karon’s Mitford novels since the first one, “At Home in Mitford”, was published in 1994. Join us for a special evening online with the New York Times best-selling author herself in conversation with writer and producer Lauren Yarger, as they discuss Karon’s successful career as a writer and the wonderful books she has produced over the years.

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Watch Amity Gaige talk about and read from her latest novel Sea Wife, a smart, sophisticated literary page-turner about a young family that escapes suburbia for a year-long sailing trip that upends all of their lives.

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Join host Frank Rizzo for a forward-looking talk with Connecticut’s newest theater artistic directors. Jacob Padrón, of New Haven’s Long Wharf Theatre, and Melia Bensussen, of Hartford Stage, will talk about their Tony Award-winning theaters, and plans for the future, particularly in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, for bringing new audiences in.

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Watch Rand Richards Cooper read his memoir-essay “Listening to Restaurants,” first published in Bon Appétit in 2007. The piece includes remembrances of such Connecticut eateries as Hughie’s in New London, Chuck’s Steak House  which, Rand says, “in 1970 was the coolest thing going,” and Michael’s Dairy, a famed ice cream establishment in New London since… forever.

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