SCRIBBLIN’ FOR A LIVIN’: MARK TWAIN’S PIVOTAL PERIOD IN BUFFALO

PRESENTER: 

Dr. Thomas Reigstad

            In August, 1869, thirty-three-year-old journalist Samuel Clemens – better known to the public as Mark Twain – moved to Buffalo with high hopes of establishing himself as a successful newspaper editor in this thriving metropolis at the western end of the Erie Canal.

            Professor Reigstad’s program will present an engaging portrait of the famous author at a formative and important juncture of his life and detail the domestic, social and professional experiences of Mark Twain while he lived in Buffalo.  The talk will be accented by colorful anecdotes about his colleagues and his quirky work habits, along with original Twain stories and illustrations not previously reprinted.  Twain’s previously unrecognized rich social life in Buffalo will also be discussed.

            Professor Reigstad’s presentation will also include connections between Twain and famous Poles, including one affiliated with a close friend from Buffalo.

             A social hour with refreshments will follow More Information:  Chuck Peszynski (716) 631-3717

Date: 
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Location: 
Harlem Road Community Center, 4255 Harlem Road, Amherst, NY beginning at 7 PM