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LP-50014-07

National Book Foundation (New York, NY 10016)
Harold Augenbraum (Project Director: September 2006 to present)

Rumors of My Death Are Greatly Exaggerated: The Life and Work of Mark Twain

Planning of reading and discussion and other programs to be held at 100 library or other community sites around the nation along with a traveling exhibition and an extensive website about Twain and his lasting cultural influence.

The National Book Foundation, in conjunction with the Mark Twain House & Museum, seeks a planning grant of $39,972 of a total budget of $62,401 to plan "Rumors of My Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated...: The Work and Life of Mark Twain", a series of public programs that will explore themes in the work and life of Mark Twain (1835-1910) on the centennial of his death and the anniversary of his birth. The planning process will include: 1) a national planning meeting , 2) development of an honorary committee, 3) draft of a Twain timeline, 4) draft of a useable bibliography, 5) draft of a filmography, 6) a survey of institutional holdings, 7) an outline for a travelling exhibition, 8) a speakers list of scholars, 9) a plan for recruitment of venues, 10) research on a new Library of America volume, 11) draft of a participants' handbook, and 12) a corporate and foundation funding packet.

Project fields:
American Literature

Program:
Libraries Planning

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$39,972 (approved)
$39,972 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2007 – 8/31/2008