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Online Lecture: Notable San Francisco Figures — Mark Twain

Program No. 24542RJ
Join us Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022, at 2 p.m. (ET)/ 11 a.m. (PT) for a one-hour lecture and Q&A about Mark Twain.
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1 hour
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New
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25

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Join author and filmmaker James Dalessandro as he continues his exploration of notable San Francisco figures. Mark Twain defined both American literature and satire. After failing as a gold prospector in Nevada, he fell in love with San Francisco, which he described as “the most sociable city in the Union.” He served as both a reporter for the San Francisco Call, and as a drinking buddy of firefighter Tom Sawyer. Twain’s first attempt at fiction, “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County,” made him a national sensation. This lecture offers an intimate and humorous look at one of America’s literary treasures.

General Notes

GENERAL NOTE: This lecture is third in a series of three lectures on notable San Francisco figures. To attend the full series, please also enroll in ""Online Lecture: Notable San Francisco Figures — The Mother of Modern Dance” about Isadora Duncan (#TBD, on November 16, 2022 at 2pm ET) ) and ""Online Lecture: Notable San Francisco Figures — The Beat Poets"" (#TBD, on October 12, 2022 at 2pm ET) each at a cost of $25 per lecture." Your online lecture will take place live over the course of 1-2 hours. All times are listed in the EASTERN time zone. If you live in a different time zone, please adjust your schedule accordingly. This live online experience uses Zoom Webinar, an easy-to-use web video service that includes closed captioning. All you need is an Internet connection and your computer. You will receive a confirmation email when you enroll, and a reminder email one week and one day before, as well as the morning of the event with a link and instructions on how to tune in. You will not be pictured on screen during the lecture, but you will have the opportunity to ask the instructor live questions using the Q&A box. Unless otherwise noted, all those who enroll in this program receive access to the live event as well as a recording of the lecture that you can watch any time within the two weeks following the live event.
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James Dalessandro
James Dalessandro is a bestselling novelist, journalist and filmmaker. His novel "1906," an epic re-creation of the San Francisco Earthquake, was a #1 National Bestseller in Historical Fiction in its Kindle/digital release, as was his "Citizen Jane" in True Crime. His documentary "The Damnedest Finest Ruins" changed San Francisco history when city supervisors unanimously passed his resolution setting aside the death count of 478 and recognizing his figure of 3,000 plus. James has lectured to Road Scholars on dozens of topics for 15+ years.

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James Dalessandro is a bestselling novelist, journalist and filmmaker. His novel "1906," an epic re-creation of the San Francisco Earthquake, was a #1 National Bestseller in Historical Fiction in its Kindle/digital release, as was his "Citizen Jane" in True Crime. His documentary "The Damnedest Finest Ruins" changed San Francisco history when city supervisors unanimously passed his resolution setting aside the death count of 478 and recognizing his figure of 3,000 plus. James has lectured to Road Scholars on dozens of topics for 15+ years.





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