The Library of America features Mark Twain and humorist George Ade in their “Story of the Week”: http://storyoftheweek.loa.org/
See the call for papers for MLA 2019 in Chicago under the calls for papers tab. Deadline is Mach 1. The topic is Mark Twain and Gender.
The Quadrennial Joint Conference between the Mark Twain Circle and the American Humor Studies Association, “Humor in America,” will be held on the campus of Roosevelt University in Chicago from July 12-14. The conference will feature two types of presentations: traditional paper sessions and roundtables. Each roundtable participant will speak for 7-9 minutes on a topic related to the larger theme. Paper presentations of 15-18 minutes will be represented in a traditional format moderated by a chair. The deadline for proposals is February 1, 2018. See the full call under the calls for papers tab.
Bill Murray recently performed an evening of literature and music accompanied by virtuoso friends Mira Wang on violin, Vanessa Perez on the piano, and Jan Vogler on Cello.
There will be a piece on the recently-discovered and completed Mark Twain fairy tale on CBS News Sunday Morning tomorrow, October 1. Martha Tichener interviewed John Bird, who discovered the fragment at the Mark Twain Papers, Bob Hirst, director of the Mark Twain Papers, and the Steads, the husband and wife team who completed the story and illustrated it for Doubleday/Random House.