Monday, February 14, 2011

Mark Twain House Event Features Authors Balducci, Picoult, Grisham

In an unprecedented event that unites three number-one New York Times bestselling authors, The Mark Twain House & Museum will present Mark My Words: An Evening with David Baldacci, Jodi Picoult and John Grisham 8 pm Wednesday, Oct. 19 at Yale University's Woolsey Hall in New Haven. In a wide-ranging conversation moderated by community activist Malaak Compton-Rock, the three will tell of their writing lives and convey the influence Twain had upon their work.

The discussion could offer additional intrigue this year, with the recent publication of Twain's own bestselling blockbuster, Autobiography of Mark Twain: Volume I: the book the famed author didn't want published until 100 years after his death. Twain's Autobiography currently sits on the New York Times Bestseller List for hardcover non-fiction, while Baldacci's "Hell's Corner" and Grisham's "The Confession" hold spots on the hardcover fiction list. Baldacci's "Deliver Us from Evil" and Picoult's "House Rules," both 2010 bestsellers, are currently bestseller paperbacks.

"We are thrilled to bring this evening of conversation to Yale's historic Woolsey Hall," said Mark Twain House & Museum Executive Director Jeffrey Nichols. "A centuries-old destination for writers and thinkers, Yale is the perfect setting for this once-in-a-lifetime evening. It is particularly ideal as the University gave Twain not one, but two honorary degrees. I look forward to joining these amazing authors for an unforgettable night for book-lovers."

Tickets are priced at $25, $45, and $65. All proceeds support the programs of The Mark Twain House & Museum. Tickets can be obtained by going to http://www.twainmarkmywords.com (beginning in March) or by calling 800-228-6622. Woolsey Hall is at 500 College St. (at Grove), New Haven. Additional information is available at www.marktwainhouse.org.

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