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LIFELONG LEARNING SERIES: The Humor of Mark Twain

June 26 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

The Humor of Mark Twain: Shaped by the West 

Wednesday, June 26
1:30-3 p.m. 

$20; $10 for members 

America’s beloved humorist Mark Twain was, ironically, not often a man of good humor. His wit as writer and public speaker drew a worldwide audience, and he became a friend to presidents, artists, and industrialists, and European royalty even as he hurled wicked comments against anyone whose views and actions he found offensive. Join educator Joy Katzen-Guthrie for a look at how Twain’s literary voice was shaped in the West, where he observed the challenges of life in mining towns, created breakthrough fiction, and experienced emotional agony that inspired a future life’s work. Space is limited; advanced registration required.

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Date:
June 26
Time:
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm