Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The Lights Are on at the Mark Twain House

Upcoming events:
Thursday, Nov. 1, at the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, 77 Forest Street, Hartford; 5:00 p.m. reception, 5:30 pm discussion. FREE event! To register, call 860-522-9258, Ext. 317.
 
Nook Farm Book Talk, a collaboration between The Mark Twain House & Museum and the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, continues with Poganuc People, Harriet Beecher Stowe's loosely based autobiographical work.
Stowe depicts the life and times of a small Puritan town, Poganuc, based on her childhood in Litchfield, Connecticut. It features colorful characters like Miss Dolly and Colonel Davenport, local politics, small town religiosity, and anecdotal recipes for life.
 
 
Friday, November 2, 7:00 p.m. reception, 8:00 p.m. conversation. Tickets are $25, and can be obtained by calling 860-280-3130 or 860-232-0050.
A conversation with six authors, "Come Out Writing: Queer Authors Tell All," will take place at The Mark Twain House & Museum on Friday, Nov. 2, and explore the particular problems and strengths that the fact of being gay brings to the writer's art.
All proceeds from the event benefit the museum and True Colors, the Hartford-based non-profit organization that provides support, education and advocacy for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth, adults and families.
Participants include novelist, actor and filmmaker James Lecesne; poet and journalist Bessy Reyna; playwright Jacques Lamarre; author Frank Anthony Polito; writer Tanisha McMillan; and novelist Jennifer Lavoie.
 
Campbell
Deadline is Monday, Nov. 5, for six-week classes starting next week. Tuition is $500. Call 860-280-3130 to register.

Susan Campbell on Non-Fiction, Mary-Ann Tirone Smith on Fiction: We're extending the deadline for registering for our popular six-week fall writing classes: The new deadline is Monday, November 5.
Campbell is the longtime columnist and award-winning author of Dating Jesus: A Story of
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Fundamentalism, Feminism and the American Girl; Smith is the similarly acclaimed author of Masters of Illusion and Girls of Tender Age.
The six sessions of each class will run at the same time in separate classrooms -- from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday evenings in the Mark Twain House Museum Center, beginning Nov. 7 and running to December 19 (no class Nov. 21).

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