Holy cow! The 3rd Annual Writers’ Weekend at the Twain House has chosen Syllable Series as its closing event for their weekend of awesomeness. On Sunday, April 27th, come by the Twain House at 2:00 pm and read your work!
All the conference details are below!
3rd Annual Writers’ Weekend at the Mark Twain House: Reserve a spot for the whole weekend, one day, or simply your favorite sessions
Fiction! Memoir! Poetry! Playwrighting! Criticism! Publishing and publicity guidance! This annual event has something for writers of every level.
Peruse the schedule and reserve your spots now—registration is limited.
FRIDAY, APRIL 25TH, 6:00 PM: MEG WOLITZER & OPENING RECEPTION
Come see our keynote speaker Meg Wolitzer, bestselling author of “The Interestings,” & get your book signed— for only $25. Register here.
SATURDAY, APRIL 26TH, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM: ALL-SATURDAY PASS
Includes lunch, all workshops and lectures, book signings, and admission to our three big events this day: the Critics’ Panel, the Playwrighting Panel, and Literary Death Match.
Sessions on Saturday range from “Conflict in Fiction and Memoir” to “Pitching for Publicity” to “What’s Funny,” a session led by National Book Award Winner John Casey, plus sessions on Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and publishing. $75. Register here.
SATURDAY, APRIL 26TH, 12:00 PM: CRITICS’ PANEL
See three of America’s best working literary critics—John Freeman, David Bromwich, and Carole Goldberg—in conversation with Je Banach of the Yale Writers’ Conference. They’ll discuss the history of criticism, critics they love, what makes a fair review, and much more. $25. Register here.
SATURDAY, APRIL 26TH, 4:00 PM: PLAYWRIGHTS’ PANEL
A stunning lineup of playwrights in conversation with Frank Rizzo of the Hartford Courant. This year we bring you Douglas Carter Beane (“The Little Dog Lauged”), Edwin Sanchez (“Unmerciful Good Fortune”), and Matthew Lopez (Hartford Stage’s current production, “Somewhere”). $25. Register here.
SATURDAY, APRIL 26TH: 6:30 PM: LITERARY DEATH MATCH
Watch famous writers get judged by other famous writers in a contest of literary skill, wit, and nerd-ery! Contestant read their most exciting work before moving on to a final round of something vaguely literary (past events include “Pin the Moustache on Hemingway”). $25. Register here.
SUNDAY, APRIL 27TH: 10 AM – 3 PM: ALL-SUNDAY PASS
A book fair of local authors, here to meet & greet you and tell you their publishing secrets; small sessions on social media for writers, writing biography, collaborative writing, mystery writing, what authors need to know about the law, poetry, memoir, and more! The day ends with an open reading opportunity for all workshop participants through “Syllable Series.” $75. Register here.
SINGLE WORKSHOP SESSIONS
Stop by any single session for just $15. These tickets are only available if our all-weekend and all-day passes aren’t sold out, so just walk up to the Twain ticket desk on those days and purchase at the door! For the full schedule, check here.
ALL-WEEKEND PASS: Doesn’t it all sound great? Attend every single session of the writers weekend, plus the opening reception and two lunches, for only $160. Register here.
For any and all questions, email Director of Writing Julia Pistell or call (860) 280-3130 (tickets can also be purchased over the phone).