The Mark Twain Circle of America

TwainSpotting–Bogus Quotations

Larry Howe sent this link to a New York Times story about bogus quotations, starting with one often attributed to Mark Twain:

TwainSpotting–A New Feature

Did you find something about Mark Twain in the news or on the internet? Send a link to us and we might post it in our new feature, “TwainSpotting.” Send news and links to John Bird– birdj@winthrop.edu

Mark Twain Circle Reception at ALA

If you will be at ALA in Boston this week, join members of the Mark Twain Circle for a cocktail reception, 5:30 pm Friday, May 26 at Joe’s American Bar and Grill, 181 Newbury Street.

David Letterman Wins the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

David Letterman Wins the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

SAMLA 2017 Deadline

The deadline for proposals for SAMLA 2017 is May 15. See the call for papers for details.

Mark Twain Fairy Tale To Be Published by Random House

Random House has announced publication of a Mark Twain fairy tale. The manuscript of “Oleomargarine” was discovered by Twain scholar John Bird at the Mark Twain Papers in Berkeley in 2011. He determined that the unfinished story was actually notes for an actual bedtime story he told his daughters Susie and Clara in Paris in 1879. Random House chose a husband and wife writing/illustrating team to finish and illustrate the story.

 

ALA Call for Papers Deadline

The deadline for proposals for ALA 2017 is tomorrow, January 7. See the calls for the two sessions under the Calls for Papers tab.