Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Big Events Coming Up at Mark Twain House

A Conversation with Author R. A Salvatore
Wednesday, Sept. 9, at 7:30 pm

As one of the fantasy genre's most successful authors, R.A. Salvatore enjoys an ever-expanding and tremendously loyal following.

His books regularly appear on best-seller lists and have sold more than 10,000,000 copies. He is the author of more than forty novels and more than a dozen New York Times best sellers, including "The Two Swords."

Salvatore's first published novel, "The Crystal Shard" in 1988, became the first volume of the acclaimed Icewind Dale Trilogy and introduced an enormously popular character, the dark elf Drizzt Do'Urden. Since that time, Salvatore has published numerous novels for each of his signature multi-volume series including The Dark Elf Trilogy, Paths of Darkness, The Hunter's Blades Trilogy and The Cleric Quintet. 

Tickets are $25, and $20 for members of The Mark Twain House and Museum. There will be a VIP reception at 6 pm for $65 which includes premium seating, food and beverages, and a meet-and-greet with the author.  Tickets: 860-280-3130 or click here.

A Spoken Word Performance 
by Henry Rollins
Tuesday, Sept. 15 at 7:30 pm

Henry Rollins is a multi-talented man--he's a musician, writer, journalist, publisher, actor, television and radio host, spoken word artist, comedian, and activist. At The Mark Twain House and Museum, he'll be performing a spoken word show.  It's sure to be topical, funny, thoughtful, and unforgettable. 

Plus, it will be one of only a few shows that he is doing this year and the only one east of Chicago.

After performing for the short-lived Washington DC-based band State of Alert in 1980, Rollins fronted the California hardcore punk band Black Flag from August 1981 until mid-1986. Since Black Flag disbanded, Rollins has hosted numerous radio and television shows. He had recurring dramatic roles in the second season of Sons of Anarchy, in the final seasons of the animated series The Legend of Korra as Zaheer, and has also had roles in several films. Rollins has also campaigned for various political causes in the United States, including promoting LGBT rights, World Hunger Relief and an end to war.  

Tickets are $45, and $40 for members of The Mark Twain House & Museum. Tickets: 860-280-3130 or click here.

A Conversation with Stuart Woods
Tuesday, Oct. 20, at 7 pm
NEW DATE: Tuesday, Oct. 13 at 7 pm
Stuart Woods is the author of 54 novels, including the Stone Barrington and Holly Barker series. 
The last 39 of them have been New York Times best-sellers. 

He is an avid private pilot, flying his own jet on two book tours a year. His newest novel, "Foreign Affairs," will be released one week before his visit. Learn more about the author at www.stuartwoods.com.

Tickets are $30, and $25 for members of The Mark Twain House & Museum. There will be a VIP reception at 5:30 p.m. for $75 which includes premium seating, food and beverages, and a meet-and-greet with the author.  Tickets: 860- 280-3030 or click here.

The Mark Twain House and Museum goes into hyper drive with MARK MY WORDS V...IN A GALAXY FAR, FAR AWAY! In anticipation of the release of STAR WARS VII: THE FORCE AWAKENS, we have assembled a lineup of authors that write in the Star Wars Expanded Universe: novels, comics, reference books, children's books, and graphic novels.

With more then 100 Star Wars titles between them, JASON FRY, JOHN OSTRANDER, MARK STACKPOLE, RYDER WINDHAM and TIMOTHY ZAHN have staked out the farthest reaches of the Outer Rim with adventures and characters from the films and of their own. Join us for the MARK MY WORDS author panel and "Jabba-size" your experience with our VIP DEATH STAR DISCO and DESSERTS AFTER-PARTY at The Mark Twain House's Webster Museum Center. It's going to be more fun than an Ewok celebration!

With the Immanuel Congregational Church's beautiful neo-renaissance architecture serving as the backdrop for this unforgettable night, audiences will laugh, learn, and be inspired by these five men that have helped shape the face one of the greatest sci-fi franchises of all time.

Advance tickets are $35 through Nov. 1. After, tickets will be $45. There will be a VIP ticket available for $85 that includes premium seating at the event, a poster signed by authors, and the DEATH STAR DISCO and DESSERTS after-party in the Webster Bank Museum Center at the Mark Twain House and Museum. Call 860-280-3130 or click here.

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