Monthly Archives: June 2017

Public lecture by Daniel Mrozowski June 15 at the Mark Twain House: “My Dear Howells:” The Literary Friendship of Samuel Clemens and William Dean Howells

From Paul Petrie:

The Trouble Begins at 5:30

This Thursday, June 15

5:00 Reception, 5:30 Lecture

“My Dear Howells:” The Literary Friendship of Samuel Clemens and William Dean Howells

Lecture by Daniel Mrozowski

The personal and professional relationship between Mark Twain and William Dean Howells was one of the most important in American letters. Howells was a significant literary gatekeeper as editor of the Atlantic Monthly and a major novelist in his own right. Understanding their relationship illuminates the culture, business, and ideas that animated post-Civil War American literature.

Daniel Mrozowski is a visiting lecturer in English at Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut. Dr. Mrozowski is the president of the William Dean Howells Society of America, a scholarly organization dedicated to the study of the 19th-century editor, author, and critic that sponsors regular panels at the annual American Literature Association convention.  Dr. Mrozowski’s research and writing focuses on 19th-century American literature and its intersection with business history. He is working on a book about the rise of the corporation and its influence on American fiction during the Gilded Age.

The Trouble Begins at 5:30 Lecture Series is sponsored by Connecticut Humanities.

This event is presented at no cost but reservations are highly suggested.

Call 860-247-0998 or to reserve tickets click here.

Other Fun Stuff Coming Soon:

 

 

Saturday, June 17, 5 to 6:30 p.m.


International Wine Tasting Sponsored by Friends of The Mark Twain House & Museum 

 

Taste wines from Italy, Spain, Australia, Argentina, and America accompanied by a selection of savory appetizers & decadent desserts.

Music provided by Rob McCrann.

All proceeds benefit The Mark Twain House & Museum.

Sponsors:

Pond House Café            *          Whole Foods         *       Taylor Rental

Wines from Frederick Wildman & Sons, LTD: Wine Enthusiast Importer of the Year Award 2016:          

El Coto Blanco, Rioja, Spain

El Coto Crianza, Rioja, Spain                                                                              

Melini Chianti Riserva DOC, Tuscany, Italy

Hewitson Sauvignon Blanc, Adelaide, Australia    

Cavicchioli 1928 Prosecco, Veneto, Italy

La Linda Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina

Wines from Allan S. Goodman, Inc.:                      

Chateau Ste Michelle Chardonnay, WA

Motto Zinfandel, California

Questions: friendsmth@yahoo.com or 617-905-1912

Tickets are $35;  advance purchase by JUNE 15 required. No tickets will be sold at the door.

To purchase tickets click here. Deadline: June 15, 2017!

 

 

Saturday, June 17, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Day-Long Writing Workshop: Using Our Voice for Others with Susanne Davis

 

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