Authors looking for literary inspiration can apply to spend some writing time in Twain's personal work space

As one of America’s most prolific writers of all time, Mark Twain’s legacy has inspired generations of writers. Now, the Mark Twain House and Museum is letting a few hopeful authors work in the same space the icon of American literature did.

Offering just four slots throughout 2017, writers can apply to work for up to three hours in Twain’s library out of his Hartford, Connecticut home. Writers are encouraged to bring their laptops fully charged as there is no WiFi and pens are strictly forbidden in order to preserve the state of the home and its objects. As the museum’s website states: “Participants will have the house to themselves. Feel inspired by the beautiful sounds of the fountain in the family conservatory; rest your eyes upon Twain’s bookshelves as you ponder your next word.”

Mark Twain House and Museum

As one of America’s most prolific writers of all time, Mark Twain’s legacy has inspired generations of writers. Now, the Mark Twain House and Museum is letting a few hopeful authors work in the same space the icon of American literature did.

Offering just four slots throughout 2017, writers can apply to work for up to three hours in Twain’s library out of his Hartford, Connecticut home. Writers are encouraged to bring their laptops fully charged as there is no WiFi and pens are strictly forbidden in order to preserve the state of the home and its objects. As the museum’s website states: “Participants will have the house to themselves. Feel inspired by the beautiful sounds of the fountain in the family conservatory; rest your eyes upon Twain’s bookshelves as you ponder your next word.”