Mark Twain’s library is open for writing gigs

Literature inspo


By Gwen Ong

Mark Twain’s library is open for writing gigs

As one of America’s most prolific novelists, Mark Twain has certainly been a constant inspiration in his role as a literature influence. Now those who aspire to be like him will be able to work at the author’s personal library thanks to a programme by the Mark Twain House & Museum.

Throughout 2017, there will be four exclusive writing sessions open with very limited spots available. Each session cost US$50 (approx. RM225) and wordsmiths can work at the library for up to three hours at a time.

The author’s home in Hartford, Connecticut had been where some of his most famous works like The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn come to life.

You too can craft a bestseller here but sans Wi-Fi or charging outlets for your laptop. Sticking true to its 19th-century reading room setting, you can write your stories with a pencil – yes, pens or even ink quills are not allowed either! We’re sure this is just a minor inconvenience when you get to soak up the sounds of the fountain from the family conservatory and rest your eyes upon Mark Twain’s personal book collection.

Take a virtual tour of the library here.  


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