I would like to thank all on the Forum who joined our twenty year fight to save Dollis Hill House in NW London.Sadly the House where Mark stayed in 1900 was demolished today - the same local authority(Brent) has also closed Kensal Rise library which Twain opened during this stay.
We also note that campaigners in Detroit are battling to save libraroes including the Mark Twain library.( see Fox News-Detroit)
Clearly the barbarians are amongst us - can anyone find a suitable epitaph from Twain ?
Graham Durham - London
> Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2012 10:28:51 -0500
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> Subject: Bard College invites teachers of American literature to the 2012 IWT Curriculum Conversation
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> N.B.: I am posting this on behalf of Bard College. Please direct queries to
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> The Institute for Writing & Thinking at Bard College invites teachers of
> American literature to the 2012 IWT Curriculum Conversation:
> Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Facing the Challenge of
> Teaching an American Classic
> Despite the controversy it has provoked since its publication in the United
> States in 1885, Huckleberry Finn has nonetheless been a cornerstone in the
> secondary and college curriculum for generations. In this, the fourth annual
> IWT Curriculum Conversation, writing-to-learn practices are the starting
> points for a rigorous reading of Huckleberry Finn, for multiple readings
> through the lens of other texts—fiction as well as nonfiction, literary as
> well as historical—and for looking closely at how the text teaches students
> about irony, history, language, and thinking. Join us to learn innovative
> approaches to reading and teaching what Toni Morrison calls “this amazing,
> troubling book.”
> Friday, March 16, 2012
> 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
> Bard College
> Annandale-on-Hudson, New York
> Fee: $140 (includes morning coffee, lunch, and anthology of
> cross-disciplinary readings)
> For online registration and full details about this and other Institute
> programs, visit: www.writingandthinking.org or contact Judi Smith at
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