August 11-13, 2011

The Mark Twain Museum in Hannibal, Missouri, announces its first Mark Twain
Conference to be held in Hannibal August 11-13. Some highlights:

Keynote speakers -

          Barbara Snedecor - Director, Center for Mark Twain Studies, Elmira
- Speaking on her PhD work on Livy Clemens

          Hal Holbrook - Speaking on his career - Also filming in Hannibal
for his biography

          Bob Hirst - Director, Mark Twain Project, University of
California, Berkeley - Mark Twain's Autobiography and Mark Twain updates

Papers - 19 presentations are offered on stimulating Mark Twain topics

Conference includes

          Tour of Mark Twain Museum

          Mark Twain Cave Tour

          Riverboat excursion

          Live performances by:

                   Gladys Coggswell (A True Story)

                   Jim Waddell (Mark Twain's Retreat)

                   Carl Jackson ("Mark Twain Words & Music")

          Optional trip to Florida, Missouri Birthplace Museum

          Optional tour of Hannibal Mark Twain Sites

Details and a registration form are on the Museum's web site at:

Cost is $300 and includes all listed events and meals. Reserve now to attend
this inspiring and educational three-day experience in Hannibal, Missouri -
inspiration for _The Adventures of Tom Sawyer_ and many other episodes in
Mark Twain's writings.

Henry Sweets, Curator
Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum
120 North Main Street
Hannibal  MO  63401

573-221-9010 extension 405