Monday, April 11, 2016

Mark Twain Writers Weekend Postponed

The Mark Twain House & Museum today announced it is postponing its 5th Annual Writers Weekend, originally set for April 15-17, 2016. The new dates are September 23-25, 2016.
“We put together a terrific slate of workshops and other activities to appeal to a broad range of writers,” said Jennifer LaRue, who joined the museum’s staff as director of writing program in January.  “But we didn’t have time to build the audience that the event deserves. Rescheduling for fall will give us the opportunity to get the word out more widely and ensure that we attract a full house, so to speak.”

LaRue said she has been working to create a Writers Weekend that will give participants the sense that they are guests in Mark Twain’s house and allow them to draw inspiration from the great American writer’s legacy. “When writers arrive here in September, they’ll feel a kinship with Twain as they expand and refine their craft in the home where he lived during the time when he created some of the world’s most enduring literary masterpieces,” she said. “We’ll be offering a rich and full schedule of workshops covering every aspect of writing, plus plenty of opportunities for people to interact, network, and talk shop about their writing.”

Those who registered for the April weekend will receive full refunds, but are still invited to attend the Saturday, April 16th 6pm Conversation with Larry Kramer free of charge.
For more information contact Jennifer LaRue, Director of Writing Programs, at Jennifer.LaRue@marktwainhouse.org or 860-280-3147.

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