An Afternoon with Mark Twain
“Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see” Mark Twain.
Come take a stroll back in time of southern hospitality on Saturday November 9th at the Marion County Public Library. The Marion County Arts and Humanities are sponsoring ‘An Afternoon with Mark Twain’. At 12pm the group UpRiver Music presents a Mark Twain program look at the life and times of America's greatest Scots-Irish writer --- through a musical lens! Take a journey to Mr. Clemens' childhood years on the banks of the Mississippi River, his later travels, his literary work, and his lifelong love of music. The program includes performances of period songs from Stephen Foster and other popular Twain contemporaries, as well as a selection of American and Celtic folk tunes from the era on popular instruments of the day: Fiddle, banjo, guitar, piano, harmonica, and pennywhistle.
Then Mr. Twain himself takes the floor at 2pm with a presentation from WV History Alive. Mark Twain is celebrated as one of America’s great authors and humorists. As the young country rapidly grew into an international power in the second half of the 19th century, Mr. Twain shared his observations through writing and speeches. His best known novels are The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, but his work includes nonfiction, magazine articles, monographs, and commentaries that provide interesting insight into the American story. Mark Twain was the pen name of Samuel Clemens. Mark Twain will be portrayed by Doug Riley of Tunnelton. ‘An Afternoon with Mark Twain’ is sponsored by generous donations from the Fairmont Arts and Humanities Commission.
- Saturday, November 9, 2019
- 12:00pm - 3:30pm
- Exhibit Room - MCPL
- Marion County Public Library