Upcoming
Twain Events
:

April 11, 2014
"An Evening with 
Sarah Vowell"
7:30 PM


Doors open at
6:30 with music
by WD-40
(Wes Lanich '05,
Darrion Siler '07,
& Nathan
Graham '06) 

 



 

An Evening with Sarah Vowell 

Sarah Vowell

Photo by Bennett Miller

On April 11, 2014, Sarah Vowell will deliver the 8th annual Twain Lecture on American Humor and Culture. 


Event is free and open to the public.


Talks on Twain


As Director of the Twain Lecture Series, Ben Click gives lectures and workshops about Twain's life and works. This page provides a chronology of those talks, as well as links to and videos of the talks themselves.

Special Twain Series Event for the Alba Program
July 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 21st and 22nd 2008
Ben Click taught The Adventures of Tom Sawyer to visiting Alba High School Students


Smithsonian National Gallery Portrait Talk
April 16th and 18th, 2009
Delivered by Ben Click about John White Alexander's portrait of Mark Twain and entitled "Mark Twain and the Presidents in Waiting"

Click here to navigate to the Portrait Gallery blog and to listen to Dr. Click's talk.


St. Mary's County Schools Event
April 17th, 2009
Delivered by Ben Click to 8th-grade students at Leonardtown Middle School and entitled "Who is Mark Twain?"


SMCM Alumni Reunion, "Return to the River"
Summer 2009
Delivered by Ben Click and Gina Fadden to visiting alumni and entitled "Twain's Advice: A River is Well-Worth Reading and the Importance of Cigars, Whiskey, and Swearing"


Solomon's Book Club Event
September 14th, 2009
Delivered by Ben Click and entitled "Mark Twain: His Life and Works"


Breton Bay Book Club Event
November 17th, 2009
Delivered by Ben Click and entitled "Mark Twain: His Life and Works"


Friends of the Library Event
January 23rd, 2010
Delivered by Ben Click and entitled "Twain's Advice: A River is Well-Worth Reading and the Importance of Cigars, Whiskey, and Swearing"


St. Mary's County Public Schools Event
January 25th, 2010
Delivered by Ben Click to 9th- and 10th-grade teachers and entitled "Teaching Twain in the Centennial"


Leonardtown Rotary Event
March 4th, 2010
Delivered by Ben Click and entitled "Celebrating Mark Twain"


Leonardtown Library Book Group Event
March 18th, 2010
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer


Lexington Park Rotary Club Event
March 29th, 2010
Delivered by Ben Click and entitled "Twain's Relevance Today: Race, Religion, Politics, and 'The Damned Human Race'"


Metrocast Television Interview
April 1st, 2010


CSM Radio Interview
April 1st, 2010
Ben Click's radio interview with the College of Southern Maryland President


Breton Bay Book Club Event
April 11th, 2010
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer


Asbury Retirement Village Event
April 13th, 2010
Delivered by Ben Click and entitled "Twain's Relevance Today: Race, Religion, Politics, and 'The Damned Human Race'"


St. Mary's County Public Schools Global and International Studies Program Event
April 15, 2010
Delivered by Ben Click to GIS students at Leonardtown High School and entitled "Mark Twain Anti-Imperialist and 'King Leopold's Soliloquy'"


St. Mary's County Schools Event
May 19th, 2010
Delivered by Ben Click to Student at Leonardtown Middle School and entitled "Who is Mark Twain?"


Solomon's Book Club Event
May 24th, 2010
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn


St. Mary's County Libraries Event
July 21st, 2010
Introduction of Mark Twain Impersonator by Ben Click for St. Mary's County Libraries' Summer Program


Asbury Retirement Village Event
September 14th, 2010
Delivered by Ben Click and entitled "America's Humor"


SMCM Library National Book Banning Event
September 29th, 2010
Delivered by Ben Click and entitled "Hushing Huck"

Click below to watch Professor Ben Click's discussion of censorship and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

 



Prince Frederick Rotary Club Event
February 7th, 2011
Delivered by Ben Click and entitled "Mark Twain: My Habits would Assasinate You"


St. Mary's County Schools Event
April 15th, 2011
Delivered by Ben Click to Leonardtown High School Students and entitled "Mark Twain: Short Story Writer"


SMCM Campus Center Event
April 28th, 2011
President Joe Urgo interviewed for "The Urgo Hour" on the Twain Lecture and the Blues


SMCM Schaefer Hall Event
June 11th, 2011
Delivered by Ben Click and entitled "What Would Twain Say?"


Perry High School in Baltimore, MD Event
October 11th, 2011
Delivered by Ben Click and entitled "Samuel Clemens, 1835-1910; Mark Twain, 1863-Present"