Artemus Ward: He Made Lincoln Laugh and Influenced Mark Twain

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A lecture series presented by John Pascal

Thursday, June 14 & Thursday, June 28 @ 7:00P.M.

Local English teach, John Pascal will present a two-part slide-lecture focusing on one of the most important American humorists of the 1800s. Ward influenced the humorist of his time by popularizing comic misspelling and directly influenced the formation of Mark Twain’s persona.

The June 14th lecture entitled "Artemus Ward: The Man Who Made Lincoln Laugh" and the June 28th lecture is entitled "Artemus Ward: The Gentle Humorist and his Influence on Mark Twain.


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