Mark Twain lecture – Free at Central

The Rare Book Room is proud to announce that Robert Hirst, preeminent Mark Twain scholar, will give a lecture at Central Library this Saturday.  Hirst has served as editor and curator of the Mark Twain Papers at UC Berkeley for the past 30 years.  Earlier this week, Joyce Kryszak of WBFO interviewed Hirst.  WBFO: Twain scholar to speak at Buffalo library (2010-09-22).

Hirst just finished Mark Twain in Buffalo, a new book written with Patrick Martin.  Copies will be on sale and an author signing will follow the lecture.  Continuing the library’s celebration of the 125th anniversary of the publication of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, 3 new commissioned Twain-themed prints will also be offered for sale.  These limited edition screen prints were created by Buffalo’s own Hero, a graphic design firm.  All three Twain prints can be viewed below:

Celebrating 125 Years of Huck

Mark Twain’s Buffalo home

Mark Twain’s Buffalo, 1870

Event: Robert Hirst Mark Twain lecture and book signing

Where: Central Library auditorium

When: Saturday, September 25, 2010; 2 pm

After the lecture, visit the current exhibits on the 1st floor of the Central Library: 125 Years of Huck and In the Garden: the Art of Botanical Illustration.

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