Mark Twain Lecture Series at Quarry Farm: “Writing from Roots in ‘America’s Hometown’: Flood, a Novel”
- The Barn at Quarry Farm
- 131 Crane Road
- Elmira, NY 14901
- October 24, 2018 to October 24, 2018
- Free and open to the public
Literature and life often claim you can’t go home again, but what happens if you have to? In this book talk and author reading, Melissa Scholes Young will chronicle how Mark Twain’s own exodus from Hannibal parallels Laura Brooks’, the protagonist of her debut novel, Flood, who like the Mississippi River, once ran in the wrong direction in order to recalibrate. She’ll share her historical research and creative writing process as well as explore whyTwain’s origin in rural America is more relevant than ever.