Written by Tim Talley
Willimantic, Conn. - Craig Hotchkiss, education program manager for the Twain House and Museum, will discuss the transformation of Samuel Clemens into Mark Twain as a consequence of living in Hartford for 20 years when he speaks at Eastern Connecticut State University at 3 p.m. on Nov. 10 in the Paul E. Johnson Sr. Community Conference Room of the J. Eugene Smith Library. The presentation is part of the Eastern's University Hour series. The public is invited. Admission is free.
Clemens once said of Hartford, "I think this is the best-built and handsomest town I have ever seen." Hotchkiss's presentation, along with the Eastern Theatre Program's production of an adaptation of Mark Twain and Charles Dudley Warner's "The Gilded Age," Nov. 9-14, represent Eastern's contribution to the 2010 Centennial Celebration of Twain's role as one of our nation's foremost literary icons.