Date: 14 November 2013
Loutit District Library, 407 Columbus Ave., Grand Haven, MI 49417
A giant figure of his time, William Faulkner called him "the father of American literature". Extensively quoted, his keen wit and incisive satire earned him praise from both critics and peers. Mark Twain became a friend to presidents, artists, industrialists, and European royalty.
Twain began to gain fame when his story, "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calavaras County" appeared in the New York Saturday Press on November 18, 1865. Twain's first book, "The Innocents Abroad," was published in 1869.
"The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" in 1876, and "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" in 1885 endure to this day.
This program follows Mark Twain from his birth in Florida, Missouri, through his life in Hartford, Connecticut, to his final emotional farewell to his beloved Hannibal.
Haley's Comet was visible in the sky both on the night that Mark Twain was born and on the night he passed away.
The Presenter is Tom Buettner. Buettner has been giving his programs to West Michigan communities for 22 years. A resident of Caledonia, Michigan, Tom is noted for presenting programs addressing a multitude of topics – each one well-researched - each one presented in a refreshing manor. This one will be no exception.
Lower Level, Program Room A
Contact Person: Larry Halverson
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