Re: The Mark Twain House Event

Saturday, March 13, 2010 7:30 p.m. A Pen Warmed Up in Hell: Matt Taibbi and Charles P. Pierce : Rolling Stone political columnist Matt Taibbi and author Charles P. Pierce (Idiot America), fresh from The Daily Show and elsewhere.. $25 ($20 for members); call 860-280-3130. via The Mark Twain House | Calendar.
Just FYI -- very honored to be giving a speech with Charles Pierce at the Mark Twain House in Hartford in a few weeks. Thought I’d pass along the details of the event:
On Saturday, March 13, at 7:30 p.m., The Mark Twain House & Museum will present A Pen Warmed Up in Hell Lecture with Matt Taibbi and Charles P. Pierce . Both have been guests on some of today's hottest current events shows, including Real Time with Bill Maher, The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, Rachel Maddow and Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me. WNPR radio personality and Hartford Courant columnist Colin McEnroe will moderate. Tickets are $25 ($20 for members) and can be purchased by calling 860-280-3130… On Saturday, March 13, at 7:30 p.m., The Mark Twain House & Museum will present A Pen Warmed Up in Hell Lecture with Matt Taibbi and Charles P. Pierce. Both have been guests on some of today’s hottest current events shows, including Real Time with Bill Maher, The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, Rachel Maddow and Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me. WNPR radio personality and Hartford Courant columnist Colin McEnroe will moderate. Tickets are $25 ($20 for members) and can be purchased by calling 860-280-3130 |The Mark Twain House & Museum has restored the author's Hartford, Connecticut, home, where the author and his family lived from 1874 to 1891. Twain wrote his most important works during the years he lived there, including Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court. In addition to providing tours of Twain's restored home, a National Historic Landmark, the institution offers activities and educational programs that illuminate Twain's literary legacy and provide information about his life and times. The house and museum at 351 Farmington Ave. are open Monday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., and Sunday, noon-5:30 p.m. For more information, call 860-247-0998 or visit www.marktwainhouse.org. Programs at The Mark Twain House & Museum are made possible in part by support from the Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism and the Greater Hartford Arts Council. The Hartford Advocate is the event's Media Partner. The event is one in the museum's continuing series of Mark Twain 2010 Centennial Celebration events . The Hartford Financial Group, Inc., is the Mark Twain House & Museum's Centennial Sponsor.
I’ve never met Charles Pierce but I loved his book, Idiot America, so I'm looking forward to this. And I'm looking forward to seeing Twain's house -- always weird to see where great writers did their work. I used to live near Tolstoy's Moscow home and remember being freaked out by seeing a page from the story The Kreutzer Sonata still on his desk.

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