Final Summer Lecture Explores the Many Sides of Twain

August 04 2016
Category: Twain

Mark Twain

The Center for Mark Twain Studies will host the final lecture in “The Park Church Summer Lecture Series,” with a lecture by Boston University’s A.B. Effgen on Wednesday, August 10 at the historic and cultural landmark, The Park Church, 208 W. Gray Street, Elmira.

The lecture, “Everybody Drinks Water: Bridging The Generation Divide in Mark Twain” explores generational preconceptions picturing Mark Twain in stage performance, photography, illustration, and several forms of composition (fiction, memoir, and criticism). 

The lecture is based on a college class entitled, “The Invention of Mark Twain,” where freshman students at Boston University debate the origin and interpretation of the American icon.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. for guided tours of The Park Church, with the lecture beginning at 7:30 p.m.