Past Event

Water World-Through the Eyes of Mark Twain

A Road Scholar Program by Warren Brown

"Water, taken in moderation, cannot hurt anybody." Yes, Mark Twain wrote it. Visit the pristine and spectacular waterways of the world. Mark Twain traveled the globe between 1835 and 1910, writing and speaking of our most precious resource and its affect on mankind. Scholar Warren Brown gives a particular twist to this first-person portrayal: from youthful water tales to worldly water sails, and a spectacular story of Twain’s court evidence saving a national water resource in 1940. Warren Brown, a Mark Twain scholar, received the Studs Terkel Humanities Service Award in 2000 for his Chautauqua-style portrayal of Samuel Clemens. He has delivered over 900 presentations portraying Mark Twain promoting literacy, independent thinking, and decisive action. His interests include disability and literacy advocacy, writing, genealogy, and comedy.

This event is Free and Open to the public. For more information, please contact Joan Root Ericksen, 309.246.8403.