The Center for Mark Twain Studies is proud to present the program for the Sixth Quarry Farm Weekend Symposium “Mark Twain and Nature.” The natural world figures prominently in the writings of Mark Twain, whether as the main object of description and commentary as in Life on the Mississippi and Roughing It or as an inextricable element of fictional narratives such as The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Tragedy of Pudd’nhead Wilson and more. […]
The lecture series takes place on Thursdays at 7pm in September at the Chemung Valley History Museum
Synopsis of 2019 Clemens Conference in Hannibal, Missouri.
A group of forty-six K-12 teachers, librarians, and other educators gathered in Elmira this week for the 2019 Summer Teachers Institute to discuss the challenges and opportunities created by using Mark Twain’s life and work with students from “Generation Z.” The Institute was led by Dr. Jocelyn Chadwick, a professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, recent President of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), and author […]
A repository of links related to the 2019 Summer Teachers Institute.
The Center for Mark Twain Studies has announced the winners of the Annual Portraying Mark Twain Art Contest and the Mark Twain Essay Contest. First place prizes were awarded to Jamie Dorsey ’21 and Rebecca Heagy ’19, respectively. Jamie’s winning piece in the Art Contest was a photograph of the Mark Twain gravestone taken from a dramatic angle that emphasized “Twain.” His photo has already been used to advertise the […]
Our 2019 Summer Institute for Teachers will be led by Jocelyn Chadwick and, for the first time, include an opportunity for course credit at Elmira College.
Contest is open to all 2-6 grade classrooms located within a 25-mile radius of Quarry Farm
Community Arts of Elmira and CMTS is proud to present “Clemens & The Pen”
A reflection on the influence of Elmira and Park Church upon Mark Twain.