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Tuesday, 28 December

262. The Profession of Writing, of Reading, and of Being Mark Twain

3:30–4:45 p.m., Independence Ballroom Salon III, Philadelphia Marriott

Program arranged by the Mark Twain Circle of America

Presiding: Ann M. Ryan, Le Moyne Coll.

1. “Beating Mark Twain’s Dead Horse: Lay Readers Resist the Academy,” Michael J. Kiskis, Elmira Coll.

2. “Trying to Get the Last Laugh: Hadleyburg and Other Performances,” Stephen Railton, Univ. of Virginia

3. “Riverboat Pilots, Free Masons, and Writers: A Look at the Craft(s),” Randall A. Clack, Wesley Coll.

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