Mark Twain spent some time in the land of 10,000 lakes and had a connection to Bram Stoker (the person who wrote Dracula).  Dr. Nicole Mary Kelby will give a presentation about her book,“A Reckless Heart in the World: Mark Twain in Minnesota.” She will talk about how Mark Twain enjoyed his time in Minnesota.

Dr. Nicole Mary Kelby has written nine books and received several grants and awards, including a Bush Artist Fellowship in Literature. Dr. Kelby lives in St. Paul, MN. She also has a home in Belfast, Northern Ireland, where she received International Writer status and was the focus of a documentary entitled Ecrire en résidence (Writer in Residence).

In addition to Twain's travels in the state, she will reveal Mark Twain’s fascinating connections to Bram Stoker (author of Dracula) and the “lost” Marco Polo maps, which she discovered during her time in Northern Ireland and travels to Venice and England. Her research, including this presentation, is funded by a Minnesota State Arts Board Fellowship.

The event will be held in the Ruth Maney Room on the first floor of the St. Louis County Heritage & Arts Center (the Depot), at 506 West Michigan Street, Duluth, Minnesota.

There will be limited theater-style seating (no tables), but feel free to bring your own bag lunch. Seating is first-come, first-served (no reservations). Admittance to this event is free to the public. ARCO coffee is provided.

For more information contact: Julie Bolos 218-733-7568 julie@thehistorypeople.org