The Mark Twain House & Museum Writers Weekend

Writers Weekend, September 29-30,

The Mark Twain House & Museum

Author Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) enjoyed lively discussions with great writers around his dining room table at his grand home in Hartford’s Nook Farm neighborhood.

So it is fitting that a Writers Weekend is scheduled September 29-30 at The Mark Twain House & Museum. Learn from great writers in the place where Twain created his iconic characters Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. Take advantage of discounted admission to Hartford’s premier brew fest, Tapping Into Twain, on Friday, September 28.

Writers and aspiring writers can attend workshops with humor author/columnist Gina Barreca, poet Bessy Reyna, and storyteller/author Matthew Dicks.  Travel writer Kim Knox Beckius, children’s author Dana Meachen Rau, and theater/music critic Frank Rizzo will share their insights.

Jacques Lamarre will present a playwrights’ panel, author Chris Knopf will talk about mystery writing, and author/columnist Susan Campbell will talk about the elements of writing a good story.


On Saturday night at 7, New York Times bestselling author Gary Shteyngart will discuss his new novel, Lake Success. On Sunday evening at 7, prolific and popular author Jodi Picoult will speak about her new book, Spark of Light. Those presentations are included in the weekend ticket, or can be purchased separately.

Registration for the Saturday and Sunday writing sessions begin at 9 a.m.

Information and registration: Writers Weekend, Gary Shteyngart, Jodi Picoult, and Tapping Into Twain.

Donna Larcen is Communications Specialist for The Mark Twain House & Museum.

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