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John Bird <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 31 Jan 2019 17:08:42 -0500
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The Mark Twain Conference in Hannibal is an excellent conference, not only for the fine papers, and not only for the fine company (and it is very fine), but also for the experiences that you can’t get anywhere else. I had never been to Hannibal until I went to the first conference, eight years ago. Henry Sweets puts together an itinerary that includes the visits he mentions below. The Quarles farm site was very interesting eight years ago, and I am eager to see what new archaeology and restoration they have done at the site. I always enjoy the concluding dinner and ride on the riverboat. But the real revelation for me was the Mark Twain Cave. It was not at all what I had imagined, and being inside forever changed the way I read Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. If you have never been to Hannibal, this conference offers you the best experience you could have. And if you have been before, you will find new things on your return. I look forward to seeing many of you there in July!

John Bird
Winthrop University

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From: Henry Sweets
Sent: Thursday, January 31, 2019 4:21 PM
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Subject: Clemens Conference Call for Papers Deadline Soon


July 25-27, 2019 - HANNIBAL, MISSOURI

The Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum is hosting its third Mark Twain Conference in Hannibal, Missouri, July 25-27, 2019. The museum is calling for papers for presentation at the conference.

Abstracts for proposals are being accepted immediately through February 15, 2019. These should be e-mailed in Word format to Henry Sweets at [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> for review. Abstracts should be 500-750 words in length. Presenters will be limited to a 20-minute presentation at the conference.

Subject matter is wide open. Presentations are expected to address some topic related to Mark Twain, his life, or his works. Preference will be given to papers addressing Mark Twain in Hannibal, in Missouri, or on the Mississippi River.

In addition to the papers being presented, the conference will include visits to the Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum, touring Mark Twain Cave, riding the Mark Twain Riverboat, and traveling to Florida, Missouri, to the Mark Twain birthplace museum and the Quarles farm site.

Contact Henry Sweets with any questions.

Henry Sweets, Executive Director
Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum
120 North Main Street
Hannibal  MO  63401
573-221-9010 extension 405